Soccer

Developing on and off field

Byron Optimist Soccer Club U10 Boys team Back row (left to right): Coach Mark Malerba, Coach Kathleen Rooney, William Cechetto, Nicholas Lourenco, Harper McLean, Max Pluchowski, Ewan McQueen, Redwan Khalaf, Gary Doda, Landon Birtch, Sam McDermott, Ethan Podesta, Coach Craig Mazur, Coach Nils Rankin Front row: Eduard Totolici, Carter Fleming, Matthew Morgado, Samuel Calderon, Will Reiniger, Luca Malerba, Julian Mazur, Nicolas D’Amico, Amir Abdulkarim, James Perivolaris, Damian Apolinario, Nicolas Subotic

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Byron Optimist Soccer Club U10 Boys team: Back row (left to right): Coach Mark Malerba, Coach Kathleen Rooney, William Cechetto, Nicholas Lourenco, Harper McLean, Max Pluchowski, Ewan McQueen, Redwan Khalaf, Gary Doda, Landon Birtch, Sam McDermott, Ethan Podesta, Coach Craig Mazur, Coach Nils Rankin. Front row: Eduard Totolici, Carter Fleming, Matthew Morgado, Samuel Calderon, Will Reiniger, Luca Malerba, Julian Mazur, Nicolas D’Amico, Amir Abdulkarim, James Perivolaris, Damian Apolinario, Nicolas Subotic

The Byron Optimist Soccer Club offers a fantastic Development program for U8 to U12 youth who play in the Elgin Middlesex Soccer League (EMDSL) throughout the season. Playing their games out of the Byron Optimist Sports Complex and the North London Athletic Fields, the players learn and grow their game while improving both their individual and teamwork skills.

“As a club and coaching staff, we want to develop players who are technically capable of solving game situations, who are confident enough to think by themselves, and who are motivated to continue their development,” says Ismael Ferreira, the Technical Director of the Byron Optimist Soccer Club.

In addition to Ferreira, who has been coaching soccer for 10 years, the coaching staff includes experienced coaches throughout the age groups, including Nils Rankin, Kathleen Rooney, Craig Mazur and Mark Malerba. Each has been involved with soccer since their youth.

The three Byron youth teams in these age groups competing in the EMDSL include a Yellow team (Tier 1) and a Green (Tier 2) and Black (Tier 2) team. Each team has its unique strengths, and each is looking forward to enjoying a long soccer season filled with fun.

“This group of players has developed a passion for the sport,” says Ferreira. “They display dedication, enthusiasm and a desire to improve.”

To learn more about the Byron Optimist Soccer Club, visit: www.byronsoccer.ca.

Contributions by Ismael Ferreira