Staff

 Photo Credit:  dimnikolov

Photo Credit: dimnikolov

Mike Martins, PSA Director

The academy is led by PSA’s Technical Director, Mike Martins. He is the former Technical Director and Head Coach at Kensington Little Mountain Soccer Association (KLM FC). Mike currently has a provincial B license and has been a very successful community youth coach for over 30 years. Mike is a passionate soccer administrator with a strong understanding of club soccer and the overall tactics and techniques of the game. He has a proven ability to train, supervise, evaluate and motivate competitive players and coaches.

Mike uses his experience to recognize player and coach attributes and organize teams accordingly. His ability to successfully integrate and organize teams of various age groups, excellent interpersonal skills (necessary for communicating to coaches, players of all ages, and parents) and strong leadership skills give him the ability to motivate and direct players and coaches for everyone's benefit and success. His work as Technical Director at Little Mountain Soccer Club has included team coaching, evaluating and selecting players during tryouts, and training high performance players and teams. Mike has coached all age groups, from 3 years to men’s teams in Vancouver. He is keen to continue his work in player development and coaching advanced players and teams.

QUALIFICATIONS

2015 - BCSA B Provincial

2011 - BCSA B Pre-Test (Passed)

2010 - BCSA Community Coach Children’s

2010 - BCSA Community Coach Youth

2006 - BCSA Community Coach Senior

2006 - NCCP Member, CC# 1039807

2012 - CoachesBC Associate Member, CC# 1039807

2012 - Criminal Record Check, Kensington Community Centre (VPD CRC)


Instructors

 
 Photo Credit:  Mitya Ku

Photo Credit: Mitya Ku

PSA instructors are all qualified, having completed BCSA-certified courses and are current/former Gold level players and coaches or have advanced playing experience. All of our staff coaches have had a full criminal record check (CRC’s).

Akash Kumar

Counselor Trainer

Played his youth soccer with Kensington Little Mountain (KLM),  Vancouver selects, PCOV Men's Soccer

Seventh year as community coach at Kensington Community Centre, Mount Pleasant and Pinnacle Soccer Academy

Community  coaching level, BC Soccer

 Photo Credit:  Peter Hellberg

Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg


static1.squarespace.com.jpg

Steven Martins

Counselor Trainer

Played his youth soccer with Kensington Little Mountain (KLM), Langara Collage,    PCOV Men's Soccer

Seventh year as community coach at Kensington Community Centre, Mount Pleasant and Pinnacle Soccer Academy

Community  coaching level, BC Soccer

 

 

 

 

 

Nile Vj

Counselor Trainer

Currently plays youth at Kensington Little Mountain U17

Second year as community coach at Kensington Community Centre and Pinnacle Soccer Academy

 

Corry

Counselor Trainer

Currently plays youth at Kensington Little Mountain U17

Second year as community coach at Kensington Community Centre and Pinnacle Soccer Academy