Force Soccer Academy is thrilled to announce the appointment of a new Technical Lead for our girls program. As we eagerly anticipate the upcoming season, we encourage you to join us in welcoming Shawn Faria to the Force Soccer Academy family. We are confident that his unique blend of playing and coaching experience, combined with his commitment to education as a Bachelor of Education graduate and High School Teacher, will contribute significantly to the growth and success of our girls’ soccer program.
Educational and Professional Background
Shawn Faria’s commitment to excellence extends beyond the soccer field into both academic and professional realms. He is not only an accomplished player and coach but also a highly educated individual. Shawn graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Science and continued to pursue academic excellence, earning a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto. This dual commitment to both sport and education speaks volumes about Shawn’s character and determination.
Educator and High School Teacher
In addition to his soccer endeavors, Shawn Faria has embraced the role of an educator. He is a dedicated High School Teacher, bringing his passion for teaching and mentoring into the academic realm. His ability to connect with students and inspire them both on and off the field makes him a valuable asset to our academy.
Playing and Coaching Legacy
Shawn Faria’s journey in the world of soccer is nothing short of impressive. As a player, he not only demonstrated exceptional skill but also exhibited a deep understanding of the game. Shawn earned a full athletic scholarship at the University of Louisville, where he not only excelled on the field but also took on the role of team captain. His leadership qualities and dedication to excellence were evident as he guided his university team with passion and skill.
Professional Playing Career
Shawn Faria’s commitment to the sport extended beyond the collegiate level. He transitioned seamlessly into professional soccer, making a significant impact in the United Soccer League (USL). Notably, Shawn not only played professionally but also served as the team captain, showcasing his leadership on and off the field. His experience at the professional level has equipped him with valuable insights into the intricacies of the game, which he brings to our academy with enthusiasm and dedication.
In addition to his illustrious playing career, Shawn Faria boasts an impressive list of coaching accomplishments. These include multiple Ontario Youth Soccer League (OYSL) Championships, highlighting his ability to guide teams to success at the regional level. His teams have consistently excelled, securing the title of U17 OPDL League Champions and multiple Ontario Cup Championships, showcasing his strategic acumen and ability to mold winning squads.
Shawn Faria holds a prestigious National Youth Coaching License, a testament to his commitment to the highest standards of coaching education. This license is awarded to coaches who have demonstrated not only a deep understanding of the technical and tactical aspects of the game but also a profound ability to connect with and inspire young players.
Why Shawn Faria
Shawn’s coaching methodology is not just about creating skilled soccer players; it’s about shaping well-rounded individuals. His ability to connect with players, inspire teamwork, and instill a sense of discipline is what sets him apart. We believe that under Shawn Faria’s guidance, our girls will not only develop as athletes but also as individuals poised for success both on and off the field.