Through the Maccabi Soccer Academy program, Maccabi Canada develops athletes to their highest potential and to represent their country at international competitions.
The academy started in 2009 with the goal of developing future players for the Maccabi games. In 2017, 11 of the U16 Academy players were selected to represent Canada in the 2017 Maccabiah Games in Israel. The team achieved the highest result for a Canadian youth team to date, losing to the Israeli national team in the bronze medal game. To see highlights and hear more about the U16 Maccabi team experience click HERE.
The Academy program pride itself in developing elite players, while creating a positive and nurturing pedagogical environment where players build confidence, engage in team camaraderie, have fun, and expand their skill set to their maximum potential.
The Maccabi Soccer program runs year round with athletes born in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2009. The program will continue to expand while maintaining high standards in quality and satisfaction levels.
The teams train twice a week, in addition to the U14 & U16 training under the supervision of the elite FITS staff. The Maccabi coaching staff includes former Maccabi Canada medalists Jason Mausberg, Gil Vainshtein, and Arthur Berlin, along with Uliano Muzzioli, who has joined our coaching staff with a long term vision of expanding the program. To learn more about Maccabi Canada’s coaches click HERE.
Our teams have won in the SAAC league and most recently competed successfully in the CAF and YAPL indoor & outdoor leagues.
The U16 captured the Championship CAF Super Group league while playing up in the U20 age group. The U9 team finished 2nd in the YAPL in their first season of competition. In addition to their success in the standings, athlete development was kept at high priority. In spring 2018, the U16 players will join in the elite men’s squad (which includes former university all Canadians, professional players, and of course Maccabi Canada players).
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The Maccabi men’s teams compete at the highest levels of soccer in Ontario in the open and over 35 year old categories as well as indoor soccer. For more information click HERE.