The NSCAC is a non-profit organization run by volunteers that want to add to the coaching experience. We do not administer certification courses. That responsibility lies with the Provincial and National Associations. We simply look to add to a coach's experience by offering specific seminars on various topics. We also represent the voice of the many coaches on a National basis in order to unite coaches so that they can be heard as a group. 

Tony Waiters



Tony Waiters is a former England international football goalkeeper and Canadian national football team head coach. Waiters was in charge when Canada qualified for the 1986 World Cup finals, their only time in the finals. Waiters was the first Director of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's (NSCAA) Goalkeeping Institute. He remains a National Staff Coach of the NSCAA and U.S. Soccer.

John DeBenedictis

Executive Director


John DeBenedictis has been coaching for over 35 years at many levels. He currently runs his Golden Goal Scoring Course based on his book, "The Last 9 Seconds". His course is for athletes over 13 years of age up to professional players. DeBenedictis has an Honours Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Physical and Health Education as well as earning an advanced certificate of coaching from York University. He holds an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and a Provincial Pre-B coaching license.

Alf DeBlasis

Director of Marketing & Communications


Alf DeBlasis has been a media industry professional for over 30 years with a specialization in live sports production. Most recently a Senior Producer for sports network beINSports, he also has experience in the live presentation of six FIFA World Cupsfor both OMNI-TV & TLN Telelatino Network. In addition to contributing to other Canadian specialty sports media outlets including TSN Radio & Sportsnet, he was also the Managing Editor of Inside Soccer Magazine.

Kosmas Mouratidis

Director of Soccer


Kosmas Mouratidis, is a USSF "A" licensed coach. He has coached numerous All-PAC players and PAC MVP’s and was a two-time PAC Coach of the year. He currently serves as the Technical Director for the Thornhill Soccer Club. He was the Coordinator of Physical Education and Sports Studies at Bethany College.  As a player he was honoured as a two-time All-PAC performer, PAC MVP, All-Region and NSCAA All-American during his tenure at Bethany College. 

Tony LaFerrara

Technical Director

Tony La Ferrara is a CSA National “B” licensed Coach. A former high school and college teacher and coaching instructor, Tony has coached at all levels of soccer in Ontario from youth to senior amateur & professional, with both men and women. He holds the enviable record of coaching high school, college and university soccer and winning numerous provincial and national championships. He has been honoured on several occasions with the coach of the year award. Tony has also been a writer for soccer publications and served as the colour analyst for CFMT & TLN TV during World Cups, European Championships and Serie A soccer. 

Richard Bucciarelli

Director of Sports Science


Richard Bucciarelli is a soccer fitness coach and President of Soccer Fitness Inc., a company that provides soccer-specific fitness testing, training, and coach education to soccer players, teams, and coaches throughout the Greater Toronto Area. He's been involved in the coaching scene for about 18 years now and has worked at some of the highest levels of the game, including the Canadian Women's National Teams, the Toronto FC Academy Teams, and Canadian SC - a professional soccer club in Uruguay.

Valerio Rocca

Regional Director 

(Peel Halton)

Valerio has an extensive background in coaching players and teams of all different skill levels and ages. He believes through hard work and commitment every player can achieve their true potential. His focus in training sessions are on the technical and tactical development of the total soccer player. Valerio uses European and South American training methodologies in all of his sessions.

Ian McClurg

Regional Director


Ian McClurg is the owner and Performance Coach of Ian McClurg Learn Perform Coaching, one of Canada’s leading soccer development companies, providing specialist soccer coaching to boys and girls of all abilities, aged from 5-16+. McClurg is a UEFA “A” licensed certified coach, which is Europe’s top coaching qualification. He also holds US and Canadian B license qualifications and is a former provincial team coach for Ontario. McClurg has extensive coaching contacts throughout North America and Europe and has served as a Toronto FC Academy staff coach in the past.

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