TSS Rovers Staff
TSS FC places a great deal of importance on the quality of instruction. New instructors, no matter how experienced, spend months shadowing existing staff members to learn how TSS FC implements its player development model. In essence, TSS FC believes that coaching at the youth level is about teaching, which is why we see our staff as instructors more than anything. TSS FC also believes that coaching must be done with professionalism, enthusiasm, and personality. Not everyone can teach. Often it takes a certain personality, a certain aptitude. Taking coaching courses, reading coaching materials, and shadowing peers are all good steps towards building knowledge. Having played the game is also an important source of knowledge. But having knowledge and having the ability to impart that knowledge are two completely different things. TSS FC understands that distinction and continually works towards providing its staff with the tools necessary to become effective teachers. And like the players themselves, the staff at TSS FC are evolving. We don't presume to have all the answers. Teaching performance-based youth sports can never be an exact science because human beings are far too complex and unpredictable, but we are continually striving to become better at what we do.
Kevin has been a member of the TSS staff for a number of years and has a wealth of experience. He oversees the entire girls program, as well as instructs a numbers of TSS FC teams, including the Rovers I Women (1st Team). Kevin is also the Girls Director at Total Soccer.
Primary Instructors (boys)
Darren has been an instructor with TSS for a number of years. Having coached youth players for over 10 years, Darren is currently the Primary Instructor for the TSS Rovers U18 Boys, where he manages a pool of players that play in 2 different levels of the Fraser Valley Soccer League.
U15 Boys | U13 Boys BCSPL
Will has been coaching for over 10 years at the youth level and has been instrumental in building our TSS Rovers brand. He is a former UBC player, a former BC Team, Canadian youth, Canada games and Vancouver 86er player.
U13 Boys BCSPL Intake
Bob has coached at various levels and age groups over the last 10 years. He instructs in the academy and currently runs the TSS Rovers U13 Boys BCSPL Intake. Bob recently participated in the very first offering of the Canada Soccer Children's License in BC.
Primary Instructors (girls)
U18 Girls | U16 Girls | U13 Girls
Kevin has been a member of the TSS staff for a number of years and has a wealth of experience. He oversees the entire girls academy, as well as instructs a numbers of TSS FC teams, including the Rovers I Women (1st Team). Kevin is also the Girls Director at Total Soccer.
Cami has been coaching at Total Soccer since 2018 where she regularly trained as a youth player. She went on to play for the Whitecaps REX program and represented Canada on the U15 and U17 National teams. Cami currently runs the TSS FC U11 girls, along with TSS FC Instructor, Remi Guindon.
"The role [of the instructor] is not to devise ways to win soccer matches at the expense of a player's development or enjoyment. As difficult as that may be at times, this is perhaps the most important factor in the success of the instructor. Too often there is a disconnect between messages and methods applied in training and those applied in games."