A big thank you to Head Coach Doug Lawrie from Red River College for coming out and speaking with our students about opportunities and expectations of college or university athletes. He explained the various divisions within each of the athletic associations accross Canada and the US. He emphasized the fact that Manitoba is quickly becoming a bigger player in the College and University soccer world.
Those interested in attending Red River College can find more details at
CSSE Impact Tough lose in Canlan Men's Division One Finals
April 12th 2013 at 10:10 pm the CSSE Impact Men competed in the finals against the Boys. It was a great game that had CSSE in the lead until the last 6 minutes of the game where a penalty shot was given to the opponents. CSSE worked hard to take back the lead but it just wasn't in the cards this year. This being the first year for the team to compete indoor they had a great season.
Watch out for them on a field this summer.
CSSE Indoor Soccer Camp 2013
Let the TRAINING begin-March 25th to March 29th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Thunder Bay Chill Weekend 2012
CSSE Impact was again welcomed into Thunder Bay for a great soccer weekend. The players arrived in time to take in the Chill's home opener against the St Louis Lions. The Chill won the double header at home coming out of the weekend with 6 points. They play here in Winnipeg on June 15th.
Saturday was a day of soccer. We had a schedule of 12 games with each of the 4 traveling teams playing 3 games.
Sunday again started early and the teams each played 1 game before boarding the bus for the long ride back to Winnipeg. We also managed to take in a short visit to the Kekabeka Falls or the "Niagara of the North" . The group photo was taken at the falls this year.
We came home with the following results:
Thanks to TB Chill Academy Director Tony and his great team of people!
CSSE Boys and Girls to take the Field in the Outdoor Season
On May 3rd the 1994 CSSE Impact boys took to the field for their first game of the MMSL. Nine Impact boys have joined up with the El Condor men's team for the 2012 outdoor season and are playing second division. El Condor Men played the Scorpions in a tight match loosing to them by a final score of 0-1. Good first game boys.
The CSSE IMPACT Women's team is going into its second season and this year will be playing in the Championship division for the WWSL. The CSSE Impact women's team will play their first game on May 8th at John Blumberg at 7:00 pm. The boys will play their game 2 on the same day at 10:00pm at the Waverley Soccer Complex.
Come out and support the teams. For a full schedule please check on the training schedule tab.
CSSE brings home Spanish gold again!
Congratulations to the CSSE U15 Chicas for winning the Barcelona Premier Cup in Spain last week! The girls played hard and also brought home the Tournament Fair Play award. We are all very proud of the entire squad!
Winter league U14 Champions
Congratulations to all the players and teams that participated in the winter league.
The winners of the U14 age group are:
Champions - Vancouver Whitecaps
Second Place - FC Edmonton
Third Place - Toronto FC
Winter league U18 Champions
Congratulations to all the players and teams!
The winners of the U16/18 age group are:
Champions - New England Revolution
Second Place - Seattle Sounders
Third Place - LA Galaxy
CSSE Academy off to Disney Cup in July 2012
CSSE is proud to announce that we will be taking 2 teams to the Disney Cup in Orlando, Florida this July. The U18 boys and U16 girls will be heading off to compete at the beautiful ESPN Centre in front of college scouts.
CSSE is very proud to announce that of the 8 teams that attended the NSC Christmas Classic tournament in Blaine, Minnesota over the break, 5 teams come home with medals. The U14 girls, U16 girls, U19 girls and U17 boys all won gold. The U15 girls are coming home with silver. Again, a great tournament by all and a great week together bonding! Thanks everyone!
Omaha FC College Showcase
CSSE is very proud to announce that both the girls and boys Academy Showcase teams have been accepted into the Omaha FC Showcase tournament in January 2012. This showcase has been great for the CSSE teams in the past and we look forward to placing more of our Academy players on US College rosters!
Summer league Champions!
Congratulations to the winners of the 7v7 Summer League!!
In the U12 division we had the Red team come out victorious over the Blue team.
In the U14 division, we had some excitement when the Red team won both their semis to make it to the final game against the Yellow team. In the final game, both teams came out to play and it was a close game, the Red team was victorious with a 3-2 score.
In the U18 division, the day was packed full of competitive games and 3 out of the 4 games went to PK's! The Green Dragons were victorious over the Orange Crush by one penalty kick. Great season and exciting soccer to watch.
Golden Boot Awards:
U12 - McKaely Snider and Josip Zorica
U14 - Zarah Arnaud and William Brown
U18 - Chelsie Lindsay and Dylan Andrade
Congratulations to all the players!!
Providence University College Friendlies
CSSE Academy showcase teams travelled to Providence University College in Otterburne, Manitoba on Thursday Sept 1st. The girls played first against the varsity women's team and dominated possession and won by a score of 7-0. The boys played next and played to a 3-3 draw. We had a nice visit and tour of the campus as well. Thanks to Coach Dante and Coach Martin for the hospitality.
The annual En Vivo 3v3 tournament was another great success! Divisions in ages U12, U14 and U16/18 were played and 20 teams took the field last weekend.
U12 coed: Team Whitecaps (Melissa, Alexis, Britney and Jazz)
U14 boys:Team lil Hombres (Rydan, Abu, Miranda, Mal, Daniel)
U16/18 girls:Powder Puffs (Sarina, Maryn, Coralee and Selina)
U16/18 boys: Team Bazinga (Robert, Justin L, Kahlil and Dami)
CSSE Technical Director News
CSSE is very proud to announce that Technical Director Chico Andrade has passed part one of the National A license CSA course. Chico travelled to Toronto for 10 days at the beginning of August along with 23 other coaches from all over the country. The National A license is the highest coaching certification available in Canada and is a tough week long course. Chico now has a year long practicum to complete in order to pass the second portion of the full license. He will travel back to Ontario next year to complete the license. Congratulations Chico!
MSA Provincial Program Open Tryouts
PROVINCIAL PROGRAM OPEN TRYOUTS (U14 – U16)
September 30th – October 2nd, 2011
Schedule to Follow after Registration Closing Date of September 23rd
Waverley Outdoor Soccer Complex
U14 (born 1998)
U15 (born 1997)
U16 (born 1996)
For more information please go to the MSA website.
Iceland ReyCup Tournament July 2011 - What an experience!
We are back from the land of fire and ice! An awesome trip was had by all, and we played some good soccer! (football)
We entered all our teams in the A divisions in order to get the best soccer experience, and we were playing against the top teams in the country. The style of Icelandic teams is similar to the English game, physical, fast and lots of touches on the ball. We had no idea what to expect from our CSSE kids, but they all stepped up and played great. This competition was pretty elite, everyone lives and breathes the game here. We were very well looked after by the tournament and the facilities were all top-notch. We have quite a few battered and bruised kids that came back, but they should be very proud of themselves and the way they played and represented CSSE and Canada! The tournament was amazing and the 3 teams all did well! The U16 girls came out with the best record at 3-3, coming home with 4th place overall. The U14 girls also played well with 2-2-1 record and 7th place overall. The U16 boy team had a hard run and played great, losing by one goal in most games, their record was 1-4. We saw some excellent scenery, breathtaking mountains and waterfalls and met some great people. All in all and excellent international trip! Can't wait for the next adventure!
Thunder Bay Chill Friendly Weekend a Huge Success!
Four CSSE Impact Academy teams travelled by Beaver Bus to Thunder Bay last weekend to play in a series of friendlies with the Thunder Bay Chill Academy teams. We were treated like gold and also took in 2 PDL games where the Chill swept both.
University of Manitoba Bisons soccer ID Camp
Congrats to the girls that went to the University Bisons ID camp this past weekend. Head Coach Chris Lewis was impressed with our girls and Chico commented that he was happy with their performance during the camp. Chico was also asked to be a guest coach and was involved with the evaluating process for the entire camp.
Coach Tonya passes her Provincial B License!!
Congratulations to Coach Tonya for passing her Provincial B license course! We are very proud of her and look forward to her coaching on the field!
Rey Cup in Iceland this July!
The organizers in Iceland are getting very excited for us to come to play in the Rey Cup this July and have made the announcement on their website.
Three teams from Canada Rey Cup
Boys and girls from attending Csse Impact to the game
No fewer than three teams come from Canada Rey Cup. In the case of both boys and stelpulið is clear that these teams will put a strong mark on the valley this summer. All the teams come from the same company, CSSE Impact.
The story has certainly kept a great relationship between Iceland and Canada, although these countries belong to two separate continent. It is great to be able to offer welcome boys and girls from the CSSE Imapact to the game on Rey Cup.
Although the result of Iceland and Canada are lacking often in knattspyrnuvellinum it is nonetheless an Icelander to check thoroughly the history of football cards in Canada at this time. Teitur Thordarson's coach of the Vancouver Whitecaps, a new company that participates in the professional division of U.S. soccer. This is the first year that Vancouver is in the league but it is worth mentioning that one of the principal owners of the team's basketball man knew, Steve Nash.
Teitur will now probably not on the sidelines of Rey Cup but it will be interesting to monitor these kids from Canada this summer.
Bemidji State University Spring Jamboree Tournament
BEMIDJI, Minn. – Out of an eight team field at the 2011 BSU Soccer Spring Invitational the Manitoba Blizzard, a team comprised of the top U-17 soccer players in Manitoba, arose as the tournament champions edging the BSU Alumni team in a tiebreaker for the top spot. The tournament included three teams from Manitoba, two from Minnetonka, the University of Minnesota, Crookston, a team comprised of former BSU soccer players and the 2011 BSU squad. The CSSE Chicas ended up tied for 3rd place in points and had to settle for 4th place in the tie-breaker (goals against) Still, an excellent showing by all the girls and a great time was had.
4 CSSE Chicas were selected to the Tournament All-star teams:
Meghan Johnston - Manitoba Blizzard
Taeva Pathammavong - Manitoba Blizzard
Martie Arran - Manitoba Blizzard
Maria Mcleod - Bemidji State
Ashlee Ellefsen - BSU Alumni (MVP)
Alysha Domiano - BSU Alumni
Megan Castro - CSSE Impact
Kaelyn Kristjansson - CSSE Impact
RE: Coach Pedro Hernandez
After several years of dedicated coaching with the CSSE School, Coach Pedro Hernandez has decided it is time for a change. Effective immediately, Pedro will not be coaching with CSSE.
Pedro started with the school in 2008 and has been a great asset to the school for the past 3 consecutive years. Pedro has seen many accomplishments during his time with us, including attaining higher coaching licenses along with being a part of all the successes the school has had over the years. One of the things we will miss the most is his dedication to working with our youth. He has mentored the players on and off the field. A big THANK YOU and farewell from our soccer family. We wish him the best in his future endeavors and we are sure that our paths will cross again.
Bye Coach Pedro
Chico, Staff, Students and Parents
NDSU Spring Tournament Success!
The U17 Academy girls showcase team arrived in Fargo on Friday night to play in the NDSU Spring Tournament. This tournament was an invitation-only event, with 5 different US colleges and universities attending. CSSE was the only team not affiliated with a US school.
There were 14 teams in the tournament, divided into 4 pools. The CSSE girls had 3 games to get through before the elimination rounds. The girls tied the first game 2-2, tied the second game 2-2 and then lost 3-1 in their final round robin game. In the elimination game, the score was tied 1-1 at full time and went straight to penalty kicks. Kaelyn and Coralee scored for CSSE and Jazz made an amazing save on the opponents first PK. The opponents needed to score and did on their second shot. They missed their 3rd shot and we were awarded the win! on to the quarterfinals.
The quarterfinals were a chance to redeem ourselves as we had to re-match our loss earlier in the day against Minot State University. We won this game 2-1. On to the semis!
The semifinal games were the last 4 teams standing. CSSE was one of those teams along with NDSU Yellow, NDSU Green and NDSU Alumni.
The CSSE girls played great in the semi, losing to NDSU Yellow by a score of 5-0. This was a great result against a NCAA Division 1 team that had beat the other teams by scores of 8-0, 9-1 etc.
Good job Chicas!! Very proud of you all. We also received many compliments from all coaches there and a few were interested in our players.
Congratulations to the CSSE Girls High School Team - Champions!
The Chicas High School team played the Bustos Academy girls Thursday March 24th for the Canlan Indoor High School title. The season games between the 2 teams have gone either way, so this was bound to be a great matchup. The girls did not disappoint, playing a great game by both teams. The Chicas went down 2-1 at the half, then picked up their socks and scored 2 goals in the second to hold on for the 3-2 win. Jazz was stellar in net for the second half, shutting out some great shots from the opposing girls.
Congratulations girls! Well-deserved win!
Congratulations to the CSSE high school boys team - Champions!
The high school boys team played a great game today and won the championship with a win over the Bustos Academy team by a score of 6-1. The boys had to first get through their semi final against Sisler High School last week and came out to play hard today.
Congratulations on a great season boys!
Canlan finals this weekend!
Canlan winter league finals took place this weekend and it was a great couple of days of close games. The U11 and U15 finals took place on Saturday and the U13 and U17 games happened on Sunday. The U15 game between the Dynamo and Red Bulls went to double overtime after a 5-5 tie in regular time. The Dynamo won the game, scoring 2 goals in the second overtime period. The U13 final was a classic matchup between the Chica-Chicas and the Lightening, with the girls taking the game with a close 3-2 score. The U17 finals was a hard hitting, fast, talented game against the Impact and the NE Saints. The 1st period saw no scoring but the score opened up in the second period, the impact struck first but the saints came back right away. The score ended 3-1 for the impact after the saints pulled their goalie to try to even the score. The Impact scored an empty netter with 30 seconds left. great games by all!
Summer Youth Soccer League 7v7
NEW for 2011!
CSSE will be hosting the summer soccer league for players aged 11 and up. The format will be 7v7 (6 field players and a keeper)
It is a small sided game that tests the skills of the players and requires strong communication and teamwork.
Chico will be rostering the teams for the league based on age and ability. Team rosters will be limited to 13 players, with a minimum of 10. We have U12, U14, U16 and U18 age groups and may have co-ed teams. We will also run an U10 age division if numbers demand. There will be at least 4 teams per age division. Games will be played on Sundays starting at 9am and running all day. This league runs from May 1st to September 25th with approximately 18 games to be played. There will be no games on long weekends. Games will be refereed and stats will be kept.
• Games will be 1 hour long with 2 - 30 minute halves.
• All games will play with the age appropriate size ball.
• Refs and linesmen will be supplied for every game.
• All games played at the CSSE Home Training grounds (Punjab Centre)Field on Sundays
The outdoor season is a new added benefit to the Academy program and there will be a charge of $100 for CSSE members and $150 for non members. This will be collected before the games start.
Registration form under FORMS on this website.
Register soon, space is limited!
Omaha FC 2011 Boys Showcase Results
First game done. Lost 3-0 to a tough, physical team from Iowa. The boys were a bit nervous and gave the ball away in the first half. Second half was better with more passing. Recruiting class is next and then second game at 3pm. Let's go boys!!!!
Tough second game today...hopefully the boys take to heart the lessons learned today and play better tomorrow. This is a great learning experience...the level of competition is very high here, sets the bar really high for next year!
Much better game this morning! The boys played with heart and passion, still a loss, but against the best team here of 92's and 93's. Good job boys!
Omaha FC 2011 Girls Showcase Results
The CSSE U17 girls showcase team was in Omaha, Nebraska last weekend for the Omaha FC College Showcase Tournament. The girls did very well and we are excited to share our results with all of you! Here is a copy of the daily updates:
1. In Omaha, Nebraska with the U17 girls showcase team. Early start tomorrow with a 7:30am game vs Colorado Storm u17. Will keep you updated as we go! Go CSSE go!!
2. Great start to the day! Early wakeup call and the first game of the tournament. CSSE girls showed their superior teamwork and won the game vs Colorado Storm U17/18 girls. The score was 2-1 for us, goals from Kaelyn and Selina. The more important part was that we enjoyed about 80% of the possession in the first half, and about 60% in the second. On to the next game at 4:15pm today!
3. Second game of the day was a bit harder, a very physical team from Minnesota (Burnsville Fire) took an early lead, but our girls never gave up and we tied the game from a nice shot by Kaelyn from about 30 yards out. The game ended on a 1-1 tie. Great passing game from the Chicas! Multiple interest from different schools as well...!!!!!
4. Final day of the tourney. Game vs Dakota Alliance U18's. Chicas came out to play and we won 2-0. First goal from Selina with a beautiful shot from the hard angle. Second goal came from Megan with a beauty from about 40 yards out, a rocket in the top corner! Excellent tournament for all!
5. We have been told that the consensus from all the scouts is that we are the best playing team here. They all loved to watch our girls play. We have scouts from 40 different schools here this weekend. Nice!!!! Chico is very proud.
Game 1 - 7:30am Saturday vs Colorado Storm U17's win 2-1 - goals from Selina and Kaelyn
Game 2 - 4:15pm Saturday vs Burnsville Fire U17's tie 1-1 – goal from Kaelyn
(note* - Burnsville Fire is the Minnesota state champion!)
Game 3 - 9:15am Sunday vs Dakota Alliance U18's win 2-0 – goals from Selina and Megan
We approached a lot of scouts to give them our info and to ask what they thought of our team, the overwhelming response was that we have great players and are a fantastic team. We received interest in quite a few players from Div 1, Div 2 and Div 3 schools as well as NAIA. !!!!!!!
The recruiting class with Becky from Omaha FC was a great experience for all the girls and we all learned quite a lot.
NSC Christmas Classic Success!!
Congratulations to all the teams that went to Minneapolis over the holiday break. CSSE took 6 teams down and 4 of those ended up in the finals. We are very proud to bring home 2 gold medals and 2 silver medals! The U17 boys and the new U15 girls teams brought home the gold. The U14 girls and the U17 girls brought home silver.
We are very proud of all the teams! New Years was lots of fun with the CSSE family.
CSSE is very proud to announce that we have over 100 athletes now signed up as members. In the current Academy format, we started out in 2007 with 15 girls and have grown by word of mouth and from our successes. Of the 107 athletes signed, 88 of them are fulltime Academy Players. Thank you for your fantastic support in getting these athletes ready for the next step ahead.
Another great tournament! The weather cooperated this year and we had 2 fantastic days of sunshine and soccer!
The winners are:
U10 - Green Machine
U12 - Piglets (Ronaldo,William, Diego and Evan)
U16G - Hulkamania (Kaelyn, Selina and Chrissie)
U16B - Colo-Colo (Eric, Lucas and Sam)
Congratulations to all!
New Training Grounds!!
CSSE is proud to announce that we will be moving to our new home training grounds effective Wednesday July 7th.
We are confident that this change will be better for the athletes and as well, we now have parking spaces!!
The new training ground is just off Route 90 North and Bannister. If you are coming up Route 90 from the south part of the city, the field is located one block north of Red River College on the West side of Route 90. The field is behind the Punjab Centre building. We are allowed to park in front of the building after 5pm at no charge.
SAAC Friendly Update #3 - Sunday
Sunday Games - last day in Toronto, cloudy and drizzling. The U16 boys were on first today against the U16 ANB Academy team. The boys played tough but just couldn't break through the well-organized team. The score was 6-0 for ANB. The U16 girls were next and played against the ANB U14 boys team. This team was also very well organized and played fast soccer. The girls had a hard time getting to the ball and lost the game. The U13 Little Chicas were up to play against the ANB Select U13 girls. The game was a close one, but our girls played well and won the game 3-2.
Oh yea, we were sitting on the front row (beside the net)at the TFC game and were about 20 feet away from the players!
SAAC Friendly Update #2 - Saturday
Saturday Games - the day started out raining and cloudy and only got worse from there...the U16 boys played first and played an excellent, competitive game against Bryst Academy U16's. The game was tied 0-0 at half and ended with a 2-0 loss. The U16 Chicas had to play a scrambled team made up of various players when the other team was a no-show. The girls played very well and dominated the game, lots of goals were scored and Chico used the session as a great teaching period. The girls won. The day finished with the Little Chicas taking on a very good club team from the area and played well. They lost 4-1.
Everyone is being very nice and many great contacts and friends are being made this weekend. We are now off to the Toronto FC vs. LA Galaxy game at BMO field!!!! Exciting stuff.
SAAC Friendly - Toronto Update
Friday Games - we played at the beautiful McMaster University new turf field and were hosted by DPSoccer. The evening started with the Little Chicas taking the field and dominating the competition with a score of 4-0. The second game was the Chicas, playing the DPS U16 girls. Our girls fought hard and played excellent possession soccer, winning the game by a score of 3-2. The final game of the evening was the Impact U16 boys taking on the U17 DPS Showcase team. The boys fought hard, but were out hustled and out muscled to the ball. The end result was a 7-1 loss.
Many thanks to the folks at DPSoccer for hosting us and providing an excellent facility and water and pizza for our groups. It was an excellent visit!! They were impressed with our athletes and we have made plans for them to visit us in the near future.
Copa Monterrey - March 2010
Well we are back home! The boys did an excellent job in Monterrey and came home with 2nd place in the second division. (4th place)
We ended the round robin in 3rd place with a record of 4 wins and 1 loss. We then had to play a team from Mexico City for 3rd place. This team was out for revenge as we had beaten them 2-1 in the round robin, and they came out hard. We lost this game 4-2.
There were 8 teams in our category and we did not get to play the 2 teams that ended up in 1st and 2nd place (too bad - maybe we would have beaten them!)
A very successful trip by all accounts - we are very proud of the boys.
We were invited back next year by the tournament organizers, they were impressed by our players and how respectful they were. A very well run 11v11 tournament.
Way to go CSSE!!
Canlan Youth League 2009-10
Thanks to all teams that participated. The league is now complete.
U12 Champions - FC Porto
U12 Runner-up - Impact
U14 Champions - Crew
U14 Runner-up - Galaxy
U16 Champions - Juventus
U16 Runner-up - Chicas
Congratulations to all winners!Hope to see you all next indoor season. Registration for the 2010-11 season will take place in late August.
Omaha FC College Showcase Results
Game 1 - WIN 2-1 The boys all played very well against a big team from Colorado. After the game, 6 boys were immediately identified and given college brochures and booklets from 3 colleges.
Game 2 - WIN 6-2 The boys played even better this afternoon against the 91/92 home team from Omaha FC (all-star team). After the game, 3 more colleges/universities expressed interest in seven of the kids.
Game 3 - WIN 3-2 The early game time wasn't the best for the boys, but they quickly woke up when the other team was very fast and pressured the boys quickly. The second half of the game was very quick with some nice passing and majority of possesion by the CSSE team.
The "buzz" around the complex is about our boys, which is very nice to hear, all the organizers and scouts in attendance are very impressed with all the kids. There were 22 official scouts in attendance from 22 different colleges/universities. All levels of athletics were represented including NCAA Div 1 - 2 and 3, NIAC and IIAC schools.
The CSSE squad was the only team to win all 3 of their games.
Chico is very proud to announce that 10 out of the 15 boys have been identified by multiple schools.
CSSE Makes the News!
Soccer school joins alliance
By Shane Gibson
A soccer school started by a Stonewall
man has been accepted as an associate
member of the Soccer Academy Alliance
Victor “Chico” Andrade, both technical
director and president of Chico’s School of
Soccer Excellence (CSSE) run out of the
Highlander Four Rinks Ice Sports Centre in
Winnipeg, learned of the honour late last
“We’re extremely excited with this affiliation
— it’s a great thing for soccer in
Manitoba,” said Andrade, adding his school
is the only in the province to receive SAAC
membership. “There are really high standards
to become a member... it’s not easy to
get in, so this is really huge for us.”
The SAAC is a non-profit organization
formed in 2005 in Ontario with the mission
to develop world class soccer players by
providing members with best-in-class training,
facilities and competition. Since its
start the SAAC has accredited eight member
schools in Ontario and one in British
Columbia. The organization’s operations
manager, Lino Terra is happy to see the
association spread into Manitoba. “SAAC is excited to add Chico’s School
of Soccer Excellence to our membership, which brings our representation to a third Canadian Province,” said Terra in a press release touting CSSE’s acceptance. “We hope to one day be able to bring the model that has been successful in southern Ontario across the entire country.”
Chico’s School of Soccer Excellence currently has about 80 participants, made up of both boys and girls between the ages of 11-16, and was started in 2002 to serve the needs of top-level players in Manitoba. The school provides additional training to raise a player’s level of play to an even higher standard and obtain athletic scholarships. Andrade, who holds a national “B” coaching license, and is a former Provincial Team
coach, says membership with the SAAC will be incredibly beneficial for his school in helping it’s participants further their soccer careers.
“This gives our players the chance to be recognized at colleges, universities and if they want to be professionals it’ll help promote
them to the highest level that their ability can take them,” he explains. “Before we had to go to showcases and prove ourselves,
but now, with SAAC accreditation everyone will know the quality of our players before we even get there. “We’ll have no troubles playing the other
academies — this opens many more doors for us.”
Students with CSSE travel around the world to compete in tournaments and showcase their skills every year, and this January and February the school will sending a number of their participants to a showcase in Nebraska, featuring 28 teams playing each other in front of 75 college scouts.
The CSSE runs 5-6 times a week all year round and regularly holds try-outs for new students. To learn more about the school’s soccer program contact Andrade at 467- 7715.
The U16 Impact team defeated the River Eagles by a score of 2-0 in the final game January 1st.
U19 Boys results:
The U19 Impact team defeated the Minnesota Thunder Academy (West) in the final on January 1st by a score of 8-1.
U16 Girls results:
The U16 Chicas team defeated the Keliix Red team by a score of 5-0 in the final game January 1st.
Congratulations to all three teams who brought home the Championship!
CSSE/SAAC Press Release
Press Release – October 19th, 2009
Chico’s School of Soccer Excellence and
Soccer Academy Alliance of Canada
Chico’s School of Soccer Excellence (CSSE) is pleased and excited to announce that they have been accepted as an Associate Member into Soccer Academy Alliance Canada (SAAC).
Please see the attached press release for details.
Kenora Training Retreat
Kenora Retreat for U15 players - boys and girls.
Fun times were had by all! Training was vigorous and challenging as usual.See photo album for more.
Canada Summer Games Team - CSSE Success
This picture is of all the players who have and still participate in the CSSE program. These are the boys who made the CSG team going to PEI. 8 out of 17 boys are former/current students of the school. Chico is very proud of all the boys and their accomplishments.
Canada Summer Games 2009
Local soccer star headed east
Kyle Andrade off to Canada Summer Games
Posted By Shane Gibson
Posted 9 days ago
Kyle Andrade is headed to the 2009 Canada Summer Games in Prince Edward Island. A young soccer phenom from Stonewall has been given the chance to show the rest of the Canada his passion for the beautiful game. Kyle Andrade has been named to the U19 soccer team that will represent Manitoba at the 2009 Canada Summer Games in Prince Edward Island later this summer.
The seventeen-year-old, who has been playing soccer his “whole life”, says he wasn’t all that surprised to learn he would be on the provincial team. “I’ve actually been playing well lately, and I just had a good feeling about it,” he explained. “Everything has been clicking really well with the team, and things are just working out really well with us.”
Andrade has worked incredibly hard to get to this point, and currently plays on three different soccer teams. It’s one of those teams, which regularly plays against the Winnipeg mens league teams, that will be representing Manitoba at the games.
Andrade and the Canada Summer Games team have been practicing and playing together since bringing home a gold medal from the 2007 Western Canada Games. The team has also medaled twice in the past two years at the National Sports Centre Cup in Minneapolis, and Andrade says he’s confident the team will medal again at the summer games. “We were the first (Manitoba) team to win the gold when we competed in the Westerns, so I guess there is some expectation for us to do the same at the Canada Summer Games,” said Andrade. “I think we’ll come home with at least a bronze medal.”
Representing Manitoba on the soccer pitch runs in the family for Andrade, who’s father, Victor Andrade, also played for the province in the same competition during the 1980s. “It feels kind of cool knowing that my dad has had the same experience as well,” said Andrade. “From what he tells me it was a huge tournament 20 years ago, so it’s going to be even bigger now.” Victor, who runs Chico’s School of Soccer Excellence in Winnipeg, says he’s happy to see his son following in his own footsteps. “We’re so proud of him,” he said. “He’s worked very, very hard to be where he is at, and it takes a lot of effort, dedication and a lot of hours to get to his level.”
The hard work Andrade has put in to soccer over the years includes training at Academy Sporting, a prestigious soccer school in Portugal, and spending eight months in Spain playing soccer for the Sevilla under-14-15 team in 2007. Andrade, who will graduate from SCI next year, has already received attention from US post-secondary schools interested in giving him scholarships to play at their schools, and hopes to become a professional soccer player after he graduates. He says he’s excited to both play at the Canada Summer Games, and talk to the many other athletes who will be at the games. “We’ll get to see a lot of other athletes, because it’s not just for soccer, we can watch volleyball basketball and everything else,” he said. “It’s a lot of different sports, and it’ll be a good experience to watch and talk to the other athletes who have gone through similar experiences to make it to this kind of event.”
Andrade and the Manitoba Canada Summer Games team will compete in the elite U19 skill bracket at the Canada Summer Games starting on Aug. 22.
Dakota Alliance Invitational - 2009
Congratulations to all the teams that went down to Sioux Falls, South Dakota this past weekend for the annual tournament.
The U12 Little Chicas went un-defeated with 3 wins and 1 tie.
The U13 boys had a record of 3 wins and 1 loss.
The U15 boys had a record of 2 wins, 1 loss and 1 tie against some very physical, tough competition, only losing to the Nebraska FC.
The U15 Chicas had a record of 1 win, 2 losses and 1 tie against tough u16 girls.
Excellent soccer and fun was had by everyone!
En Vivo 3v3 Tournament
Congratulations to all teams that participated in the tournament!
The winners were:
USA Cup Success! U15 boys
Congratulations to the PTSC U15 boys coached by Chico to the Silver medal at USA Cup weeklong Tournament. Most of the boys on the team were Academy and Elite players enrolled in CSSE/MIFC.