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December 14, 2012
ADRIENNE LI - INVITED TO CANADA UNDER 15 TRAINING CAMP
Congratulations to long time Parmar trainee Adrienne Li for being invited to attend the Canadian Girls U15 National Tam Camp. Adrienne recently captained the U15 Ontario Provincial Team to a National gold medal as a centre back. Presently she is a staff coach in the Girls Futuro Soccer Academy alongside Sanjeev as part of our coaching apprenticeship program. Adrienne plays locally with Capital United and trains daily with Sanjeev in the Louis Riel Sports Etude Program. Presently, we are in contact with a number of schools in trying to find the right fit for Adrienne to attend University in 2015.

July 24, 2012
 7 FUTURO PLAYERS SELECTED TO NEXT ROUND OF DANONE CUP

 
Congratulations to 7 of our 2002/01 Futuro players for being selected to the next round of Danone Cup. From our 2002 Futuro Squad, the following players were selected, Dominic Lopes, Chris Yoo, Matt Ling, Sahal Arwo and from the 2001 squad, Anthony Capy, Katie Rea and Moses Kafeero were chosen.

We are proud of our players for being selected to the next round as they have worked very hard over the past 10 months with three training sessions plus one game a week. 

Over the past few years we've had a number of talented young players come through our Plus 20 Program who have gone on to represent Eastern Canada at the National Championship between the West and East. The three most notable players who have been able to make the biggest impact in their careers have been Brogan Engbers in 2011, who is presently with TFC along with Miranda Smith and Thomas Bissett who both played for Canada in the 2008 Danone Nations Cup in France. 

The Danone Nations Cup is a wonderful event that gives the chance for Under 11/ 12 kids to live an experience of a lifetime. This project offers young soccer players the opportunity to turn their dreams into reality by living sharing the emotions of an international event.

Moreover, it represents and promotes social, educational and athletic values in each of the participants, which are very important attributes to attain at this age.

March 21, 2012
Futuro Star Scores Big: MLS Soccer writes story on incredible 7 year Ethan Stroud. Born blue from lack of oxygen and paralyzed down on part of his right arm Ethan and his mother Allison show that with persistence anything is possible. Check the following website for the full article:



http://www.mlssoccer.com/blog/post/2012/03/19/most-important-thing-ill-write-amazing-weekend-montreal

Write the Future...

February 06, 2012
Soccer in Motion and Parmar Sports Announce a Partnership to Enhance the Recruitment Process of Young Elite Soccer Players

Soccer in Motion and Parmar Sports Training announced plans to form a broad strategic partnership that would use their combined resources, strengths and expertise in providing Parmar Sports Training Members with the opportunity of creating a Soccer Resume of Videos and Personal biography to be used in College/University and Professional Soccer recruitment.  Soccer in Motion and Parmar Sports Training intend to jointly create a database of videos and biography of elite soccer players enrolled in the Parmar Sports Training Academy programs and showcase events.Under the proposed partnership:

  • Parmar Sports Training would offer all its members the opportunity of establishing their individual soccer resume and be listed and seen on Soccer in Motion's web site.

  • Both companies would closely collaborate on joint marketing initiatives to enhance and promote each others services.

  • Soccer in Motion would offer services at all Parma Sports Training special events and showcase tournaments. 

  • Be recognized as world leaders in promoting young soccer talent in the recruitment process.

" I am excited about the partnership with Parmar Sports Training," said Ron Wallace, Soccer in Motion CEO. This will open doors for the young soccer players of Parmar Sports Training to be seen, recognized and eventually recruited by the best Colleges/Universities and Professional soccer clubs worldwide." When a recruiter searches our web site for Parmar Sports Training, they will be provided with a membership list of all Parmar Sports Training elite soccer players, opening up a new avenue for scouting in the soccer recruitment process. 

Sanjeev Parmar owner of Parmar Sports Training is a CSA A and former professional soccer player and part time professor in Human Kinetics at University of Ottawa. His programs are recognized the world over and we feel that our strategic partnership will greatly benefit the young soccer players of today, our stars of tomorrow."

To get your Parmar Discount, register now at http://www.soccerinmotion.com

January 22, 2012
FUTURO SOCCER ACADEMY LAUNCHES U5/6  & U7/8 PROGRAM
With the succesfull launch of Futuro Soccer Academy at the Under 9,10 and 11 age groups in October 2011, we are now going into our second phase of expansion for the summer of 2012. We have officially expanded the academy age groups all the way down to Under 5/6 and Under 7/8 in order to provide the Parmar Methodology from the youngest age and to  develop a pool of technically sound players once they begin to compete at Under 9.

To learn more about the Academy Program please click HERE

As part of our development philosophy, we believe in providing the highest standard of coaching along with a properly structured program specific to each age group. Each program is structured around the Canadian Soccer Association Long Term Player Development Model. In 2012 our academy will look like this:


MISSION   AFFILIATION   AGE GROUPS   SEVEN PILLARS    AGE SPECIFIC TRAINING    TRYOUTS  
CALENDAR   
NATIONAL STANDARDS PROJECT  PLAYER SELECTION MODEL  TRAINING GROUNDS  

January 18, 2012
BRAZIL TOUR 2013
Futuro Soccer Academy is very excited to announce our partnership with 2 time Brazilian Champions Cruzeiro Esporte Clube. In 1993 a young rising star by the name of Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima began his professional football career with Cruzeiro amassing 12 goals in 14 appearances and leading the club to its first Copa do Brasil Championship. Ronaldo is on of only three men to have wom the FIFA Player of the Year award three times and was named as the player of the decade in 2010.

Ten short years later in 2003 Cruzeiro became the only team ever to win the Triple crown of Brazilian Football winning the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
, the Copa do Brasil, and the Campeonato Mineiro  in the same year.

Ten years after this amazing feat during the March Break in 2013, the U12 Futuro team will have the great fortune of travelling to Minas Gerais to spend 10 days in Brazil fully immersing themselves in the day in the life of a Brazilian professional club youth player. During the trip, the Futuro players will eat, sleep, and play alongside Cruzeiro’s youth team players gaining the once in a lifetime opportunity for cross-cultural experiential learning and watching first hand the highest level of technical training in the world.

Stay tuned to the parmarsportstraining website as we will be posting more information on this Brazil Tour 2013 Page.   



January 08, 2012
DUTCH SCOUTING CAMP A BIG SUCCESS

Guest coach, Tim Berns from Holland provided our U10/11 Futuro players with the experience of a lifetime by running a full week training camp. Coach Berns provided the kids with a wide arsenal of technical skills during the camp and gave them insight on how to play the game through the Dutch Method. 

Our academy partnership with professional club De Graafschap from Holland has allowed us to have access to their professional coaching staff both here in Canada and in the Netherlands. We are presently planning a second visit in July 2012 from Coach Berns and a potential academy visit for our 2001 team to Holland in 2013.



December 13, 2011
PST launches brand new Goalkeeper Training Program!!

Age 9 - 11 / 12 - 15. The Goalkeeper Training Program gives goalkeepers the opportunity to receive specialist goalkeeping coaching in all technical and tactical aspects of the postion: footwork, diving, handling, shot stopping, dealing with crosses, distribution, organizing defenders, controlling the penalty area and playing as the” last man. 

Training Sessions will be run by Sa Brahima Traore (Sabra). Traore brings with him an extensive background both at the professional and international level. Born and raised in the country of Burkina Faso in Africa, Sabra has represented his country at all levels from U17 to the full national team and has played professionally in both his native country and in Canada. Spaces are limited to 7 keepers per hour. To learn more or to register 
CLICK HERE.

November 16, 2011
Former Olympic Team Sprinting Coach Craig Taylor Joins Parmar Sports Training

When we were young crawling around on all fours our parents spent a lot of time trying to teach us how to walk but once we mastered the task, the teaching stopped there and we were left to figure out the rest by ourselves. Certified National Sprint Coach, Craig Taylor will teach you the proper running techniques in a way that will allow you to learn these simple yet complex movements.
 
Taylor has trained national and international level (Olympic) athletes for 20 years. A few of his athletes include the likes of former 100 meter world record holder Donovan Bailey, Glenroy Gilbert (part of 4x100 meter relay team world record), Damon Allen (Toronto Argonauts, CFL), Adrien Aucoin (NHL), Morgan Kane (NFL), and various teams including the Bahrain sprint/hurdle national team and Norwegian Olympic Bobsled team.

Craig's relationship with Parmar Sports Training actually goes back to before the inception of the company. From 2001 - 2003 Taylor was a part of Sanjeev's daily training regime outside of team training during his days as a professional player with the Ottawa Wizards. Sanjeev and a number of professional athletes from various sports would join Craig at the Terry Fox Stadium for daily sprint mechanics training.

Since 2005, Craig Taylor has been a special guest coach for a number of Parmar Sports Training Speed Strength and Conditioning Programs, however as we head into the New Year for 2012, we have formalized a partnership for a joint program which we have called "SPEED MECHANICS & CONDITIONING".  

Our SPEED MECHANICS & CONDITIONING program is designed for athletes from all sports and will be run year round. 

WINTER 2012 PROGRAM (STARTING IN JANUARY)
Carleton University Norm Fenn Gym
Tuesday 5-6pm (9 - 12 years old)
Tuesday 6-7pm (13 - 18 years old) 

Carleton University Norm Fenn Gym
Thursday 5-6pm (9 - 18 years old) 

SPRING 2012 PROGRAMS: (STARTING IN MID-MARCH)
Sue Holloway Fitness Park (Mooney's Bay Beach at the bottom of the big hill)
Monday - Thursday: 5 - 6pm (9 - 12 years old)
Monday - Thursday: 6 - 7pm (13 - 18 years old)
 
Learn how to run more effectively and take your game to a whole new level!
 
 

November 15, 2011
Futuro Soccer Academy Under 11 player Daniel Carson gets special invite to Toronto FC Academy Tryouts.

We are proud of Daniel Carson for getting invited to attend a weekend trial for Major League Soccer Professional Club Toronto FC Academy and wish him a successful and enjoyable weekend.



Our mission is to help develop professional players in the long term and we are really excited that one of our players has been invited to a tryout by TFC. 



 

October 29, 2011
Dutch Academy Professional Coach Tim Berns Returns for Christmas Break Scouting Camp for Futuro Academy Players

Tim Berns who is the U15 Academy Head Coach with Dutch Professional Club De Graafschap will be coming back to Ottawa to scout out potential youth academy players from the Parmar Futuro Soccer Academy on January 2 - 6, 2012. The purpose of the camp will be to expose our U10/11 Futuro Academy players to our professional affiliates De Graafschap and provide coach Tim Berns the opportunity to assess our players over an intensive five day camp. 

De Graafschap is a professional club from Doetinchem, Netherlands. The name of the club means 'The County' in Dutch although they are nicknamed the 'Super Farmers'. The club currently plays in the Eredivisie which is the highest professional football league in the Netherlands.


The Dutch player development model has been widely recognized by major clubs such as Barcelona, Real Madrid and Arsenal as the highest standard of development in Europe. We at Parmar Sports Training have always been a major advocate of the dutch philosophy and have the methodology of individual technical mastery deeply rooted into our curriculum. We are extremely fortunate to have Coach Tim Berns provide this extraordinary opportunity for our Futuro Academy players. This five day camp will help our players discover what high level academy training in the Netherlands is like. 
 
This scouting camp is only open to our Futuro Academy players.

If coaches, players or parents in Eastern Ontario are interested in being in attendance to observe the Scouting Camp and meet Coach Tim Berns, they are welcome to attend some or all of the five day camp. 

Camp information is as follows:
Dates: January 2 - 6, 2012
Location: Lansdowne Coliseum
Time: 9am - 12pm 
Age group: 2002/2001 Futuro Academy Players

October 20, 2011
Back with popular demand, we will be hosting our second annual UEFA Complex Core Course on Sunday, November 27, 2011 at the OZ Dome. 



CLICK HERE to learn more and register online. Spaces are limited and based upon first come first serve. 
 

October 19, 2011
Congratulations to Christina Julien (Corky) who scored a goal to help the Canadian Women's National Team win their first game in the XVI Pan American Games. Corky is a native of Williamstown, Ontario, and has been participating in personal skills training with Sanjeev Parmar since the end of the Women's World Cup in Germany in the summer of 2011.

The focus of the individual training sessions has been all about developing the confidence to beat a defender in the attacking third of the field. We work on a number of different 1v1 moves that include stop and go moves while running along side a player, running at a player, shielding the ball from the player to beat them on the turn, turning while having your back to goal and fast footwork skill sets needed to get out of a crowded situation. 

"Being on the World stage, you begin to get your weaknesses exploited and being a professional athlete you are always looking for ways to make improvements. After the World Cup I decided to work with Sanjeev. I remember him running a few sessions with the Ottawa Fury Womens Pro Team when I was first selected for the team and I absolutely loved it. We started working with each other after the Womens World Cup and I can honestly say that his quality of training is world class. He is an amazing teacher that knows how to break down technical moves into the smallest details so that they are easier to perform and perfect. Within one training session, I was already working on two or three moves that at first I was having a hard time grasping, by the end of the session, I was at a comfortable level with the moves. He loves what he does and you can feel his passion for the game which is the key to any great coach. Sanjeev has a lot of knowledge and is the type of person who makes an effort to spread it and make the most out of it. He has as much, if not more, technical knowledge as any coach I have ever worked with and is happy to work with kids of all ages".

To view Corky's profile you can go to the following link: CanadaSoccer.com

Follow Canada at the Pan American Games at: CanadaSoccer.com

October 17, 2011
We want to thank the Ottawa Raiders Adult Recreationional Soccer Club who have donated $1000/year for 2011 and 2012 to underprivileged children who are unable to afford to participate in Parmar Sports Training programs. 
 

October 14, 2011
Parmar Sports Training hits the billboards in India.

PST is the official "Training Partner of EFL" (EDU FOOTBALL LEAGUE) in Punjab, India. The EDU Football League Bilboard design (picture below) will be placed in prominent places in Jalandhar, Phagwara and YFC Rurkakalan. We've provided a coaching curriculum through a dvd which is provided to all the coaches in the league.



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Parmar Sports Training has become the official sponsor of Allona Tola Football Club which is a small village in Punjab. Our sponsorship will allow for the village to field a team in the newly formed EDU Football league by Youth Football Club Rurkakalan as well as providing a little over 100 kids an opportunity to train daily. We will cover the cost of daily training for the kids, coaching fees, travel costs for games, outfits for the players and equipment costs. 

October 08, 2011
Congratulation to Dominc Lopes from our Futuro Soccer Academy U10 Boys team for getting selected to the next round of the Danone Cup Tryouts. The tryouts were overseen by TFC Youth Academy Director Stuart Neely, who took an instant liking for the 2002 born player. Though, the tryouts were designed specifically for children born in 2000/01 players, Dom had a tremendous day on the pitch and was recognized as one of the top players in attendance. Dom hopes to wear the Canadian red and white jersey in a years time like our former +20 players Miranda Smith, Thomas Bissett and Brogan Engbers. Brogan Engbers is presently in Spain with the Canadian Danone Nations Cup Team and will be attempting to keep the ball out of the net as he faces some of the best young players in the world. 


September 26, 2011
Parmar Sports Training sponsors village in India

Parmar Sports Training has become the official sponsor of Allona Tola Football Club which is a small village in Punjab. Our sponsorship will allow for the village to field a team in the newly formed EDU Football league by Youth Football Club Rurkakalan as well as providing a little over 100 kids an opportunity to train daily. We will cover the cost of daily training for the kids, coaching fees, travel costs for games, outfits for the players and equipment costs. 

Read newspaper article from JAGBANI NEWSPAPER in Punjab, India 



Edu Football League Goals

  • To provide scientific football coaching (5 days a week) to 500  children at 7 different villages for 10 months
  • To provide Life Skill Educational Workshop (once a week) through a panel of expert counselors, educators and psychologists
  • To provide opportunity to 500 children for playing 7- a-side football match every week
  • Sports kits and Educational material to 400 underprivileged children
  • A  three months long Football League which aims at providing holistic development of rural children

August 13, 2011
EMPOWERING YOU TO BECOME A BETTER PLAYER 

Parmar Futuro Soccer Academy has partnered with iSoccer as our National Player Development Partner to provide our players the tools and motivation to raise their technical level to the highest possible standard while having more fun. We will work closely with iSoccer, the leader in technical assessment and online youth soccer training software, to deliver a highly effective and motivating program for our players. iSoccer gives FUTURO players the ability to look past the win loss column and focus on the players technical development. With iSoccer, players have the tools to develop a strong foundation that is vital to building confidence, having fun and seeing real improvement. The ability to assess training methodology on a broad scale has never been this easy and effective. 

"We are very excited about our new partnership with PARMAR FUTURO SOCCER ACADEMY of Ottawa, Canada, states Scott Leber, Founder and CEO of iSoccer. We look forward to working with Sanjeev and all of the Parmar coaches to help Raise the Level of play for players they train. Parmar Futuro Soccer Academy places an emphasis on playing 'Joga Bonito' and the core prerequisite for playing beautiful is that every single player on the field has to be very comfortable with the ball. We look forward to being a platform for Parmar s they continue to strive to play beautifully by Raisin the Level of every individual player. What an exciting new relationship with Parmar Sports Training".  

PROJECT DETAILS

The National Standards Project is a multi-year initiative to raise the level of soccer in the U.S. The Project core is a standardized assessment that provides an objective measure of a players technical ability. When used to compare one player to another, or evaluate a players development over time, the result is a powerful set of data intended to provide insight into youth player development. The primary purpose of the National Standards Project is to gather measurable and objective assessment information. The resulting National Standards will be the benchmark against which future player development can be measured, both on an individual player and national level. Every player, team, and coach will know how his or her technical ability compares to the National Standard. Login to Download the 2010 National Standards Report

ASSESSMENT

The National Assessment, which was developed by iSoccer, is a test that measures an individual player's overall technical ability. The assessment covers 7 topic areas and consists of 16 exercises selected to measure the fundamental skills needed to become a complete player. The test is easy enough for a five-year old, yet challenging enough for an elite player. In an effort to raise the level of technical ability of players and create a more motivating environment,

ABOUT ISOCCER 

The iSoccer mission is to motivate players, teams and clubs across the country to empower them to raise their level. iSoccer is an award winning, online training and coaching platform that players, teams and clubs are able to assess their current level using the proprietary iSoccer Assessment, analyze their strengths and weaknesses using sophisticated tracking tools, target their training with a customized practice session builder and download over 500+ iPod ready video clips to help raise their technical level through self-guided training. Learn more at:http://www.isoccer.org/parmar

July 07, 2011
Build Your Mental/Emotional Skills On the Pitch ... and Off!

For elite players 15 years and older, Parmar Sports Training has linked with New Edge Performance and the Emotional Intelligence Sports Inventory (ESi). The ESi assessment tool measures the key behaviors that separate average and elite athletes. We all know the pressures of competitive soccer are important to manage - the ESi will help you identify your mental/emotional strengths and limitations and give you some ideas how to improve them. These behaviors are important for your life on the pitch and in everything you do.



July 05, 2011
Kin Motion has partnered with us in the delivery of the most innovating athletic training concept for development athletes in injury prevention and optimal performance. Parmar Sports Training and KinMotion have formed an official partnership to deliver none other than the ComplexCore Training concept (www.complexcore.at) to the  Eastern Ontario / Gatineau soccer community. 


We will be presenting our second UEFA Core Complex Course on November 26, 2011 at the OZ Dome. 

Roman Jahoda (physiotherapist and trainer from Salzburg, Austria) and Patrick Bériault (an exercise physiologist and kinesiologist from Ottawa, Canada) have been working hard to develop a specific training program for soccer players in North America. Together with Parmar Sports Training, we wish to bring international football quality programming to the Ottawa soccer community.

Roman Jahoda is one of three physical therapists who is on the pitch for each UEFA International match. Both Roman and Patrick combined have worked with national teams such as Volleyball, Basketball, Judo, Jiu-jitsu and Ski Austria, the Canadian Olympic table tennis team and the Slovakian National Handball team.  On the professional level, we have experience in motor sports such as Formula 1, DTM and Porsche Cup drivers and pit crew as well as ice hockey teams in Salzburg. 

Our past in competitive sports and many years of experience in supporting athletes and patients always lead us to the same point: the core is the central factor for athletic success - the mobility, the segmental stability and the complex force are important requirements for the prevention of injury and optimal performance.

The core transfers reactive forces; it is used as an initial point for movements and supports movements of the extremities (legs and arms). It is also responsible for a precise control in segmental activation and works as a generator for maximal forces in complex, high load whole-body motions for sports as complex as soccer.

We collected exercises over nearly 10 years and systematized them with the goal to create an overview, orientation and sophisticated structure in a single concept, which offers a clear way through the huge variability of possibilities for core training in therapy and sports.  The best part about this training concept is that after a few hours of practice with our team, coaches and athletes with very limited knowledge of anatomy, sports performance or injury prevention will be able to offer training to their athletes and clubs/organizations.

May 15, 2011
Gill International Travel Joins Parmar To Provide all Members Their Domestic and International Traveling Needs


Arun Deep Singh Nirmal owner of Gill International Travel has joined forces with Parmar Sports Training Inc. to provide us with all of our domestic and international traveling needs. As Parmar Sports Training continues to expand and develop new programs across the continent and overseas, the need for our coaches and players to travel has become a growing demand. Gill International Travel has come up with a special discount for all Parmar Members (staff, present and past clients) who choose to use their services for any of their personal or professional needs. Gill will provide all Parmar clients quality and assurable service with the best rates in the market.

April 21, 2011
BROGAN ENGBERS OF PLUS 20 SELECTED TO EASTERN CANADA DANONE CUP TEAM
 
Congratulations to Plus 20 Goalkeeper Brogan Engbers for being selected to the Eastern Canada Danone Cup Team. Our young budding star has been a member of the Cumberland United Soccer Club since the beginning of his career. Brogan Engbers, Gabriella Mendoza Colin Campbell and Ricky Comba, all from our Plus 20 program were part of the final selection camp for the Eastern Canada team on April 16/17. The coaches noticed Brogan's outstanding shot stopping ability, athleticism and exceptional foot skills in goal during the two day trial.



Brogan has been a regular part of Parmar Programs since he as 5 year old with the Cumberland United Soccer. His dedication, discipline and motivation to be the best has always been an integral part of Brogan's approach to training. From his earliest days as a 5 year old in our Wee Copas Program, Brogan has always been very hard on him self and over the years as he's matured as a player he has been able to take that drive and energy and channel it into becoming one of the best young goalkeepers in Canada. 



Over the past few years we've had a number of talented young players come through our Plus 20 Program who have gone on to represent Eastern Canada at the National Championship between the West and East. The two most notable players who have been able to make the biggest impact in their careers have been Miranda Smith and Thomas Bissett who both played for Canada in the 2008 Danone Nations Cup in France. 

The Danone Nations Cup is a wonderful event that gives the chance for Under 11/ 12 kids to live an experience of a lifetime. This project offers young soccer players the opportunity to turn their dreams into reality by living sharing the emotions of an international event.

Moreover, it represents and promotes social, educational and athletic values in each of the participants, which are very important attributes to attain at this age.

April 17, 2011
Getting a kick out of helping others

 

SFU athlete to make trek to India to hold sports camp for underprivileged girls

 
 
 
 
Ward Perr SFU graduate Ish Jhaj practises her soccer skills on New Westminster's Queen's Park field. Jhaj is headed to India to establish a girls soccer club for underprivileged youth in the Punjab.
 

Ward Perr SFU graduate Ish Jhaj practises her soccer skills on New Westminster's Queen's Park field. Jhaj is headed to India to establish a girls soccer club for underprivileged youth in the Punjab.

Photograph by: Ward Perrin, PNG, Vancouver Sun

Ish Jhaj, 23, is shooting for hope.

She is shooting for the hope that every girl from every corner in India will get the chances she had growing up in Canada.

Of course, that's a long shot. An impossible dream.

So the SFU kinesiology graduate has scaled that back to something that is doable. And what better way than through the sport she grew up playing -soccer?

So, brimming with the idealism of youth, with a heart full of hope, a bag of donated soccer balls, jerseys and cones, she will board a flight to India, April 26, with her mother, Rajinder. They will live with her aunt in an obscure village named Rurka Kalan in Punjab, where her parents are from.

There, she will put about 25 under-privileged girls, aged 10 to 16, from a government school through their paces in a four-week soccer camp.

The task is daunting. "Basically, these girls don't even have physical education in school so it's like starting from the basics of what is sports, how it is going to help us," said the upbeat student whose eyes sparkled in the sunshine as she kicked around a soccer ball at Queen's Park in New Westminster.

Her goal is not to create the world's best soccer player. Instead, it is to see girls who have been raised in a more guarded, restrictive environment blossom on the soccer field.

Although she was born and raised in Quesnel and moved to Vancouver about six years ago, she remains steeped in her parents' Sikh faith, a faith that has taught her to give back to others if you are in a position to help.

Having travelled to Punjab four times and having a network of her parents' relatives there, particularly her mother's sisters, she is uniquely positioned to help.

Although she is pretty much a one-woman band, she has plenty of support from family and friends and the Royal City Youth Soccer Club, where she has coached girls the last two years. It has donated lots of jerseys and brand new equipment for her Indian venture. Incorporated as the Shooting For Hope society in B.C., she also has raised $3,600 to help her cause.

On the ground in Punjab, there is a local organization called the Youth Football Club which was started to help boys to stay out of trouble by getting them to play sports.

The organization has grown to the point where it helps kids get scholarships and become better players.

Jhaj will work along side the YFC, using their facilities, to extend the same opportunities to girls. She knows that change won't come overnight, that this can't be a one-shot goal. "I don't want this to be like a four-week vacation from some girl who came from Canada."

Ultimately, she wants to develop a playing field there, to develop a permanent league and have a coordinator on the ground there to keep things going when she is back in Canada. She knows this will mean repeat trips to Punjab.

"Things never come easy. You just have to keep trying."

She added, "There are going to be a hundred nos and that one yes. And that one yes is going to get me to where I need to go and if it doesn't happen the first time, I'll go the second or third time. It might take me five or 10 years. I don't know but it's something I won't stop."

Jhaj's parents run a family business called West Can Auto Parts, with locations in Quesnel, Kamloops, Burnaby and Surrey. They have always supported her. In this, she feels lucky. Even in Canada, she points out that a lot of Indo-Canadian girls don't get that from their parents.

She also comes from a rich extended family of aunts and uncles and cousins who played soccer when they got together. Her two older brothers are cheering her on as well.

"We were really tight knit and growing up in a small town. It was completely different than growing up here. It was fun. I was really fortunate to have that lifestyle."

For her, soccer is so much more than a sport. It is a vehicle for bringing people together.

"It's such a beautiful game. Anybody can play it. You don't have to have all this fancy equipment. All you need is a soccer ball and a bunch of people."

For her, it has been a way of life, a way to make friends, a way to help. "I have always had a dream of helping people and I didn't know what form it would be. It came out to be the form of soccer. That is what I know best, what I love the most."

It is such a big part of her life that she travelled to South Africa last year for the World Cup. There, she drew inspiration from the street kids in the villages around Johannesburg who were dressed in raggedy clothes, but who wore big smiles as they kicked around a soccer ball. They felt rich despite their poverty.

She has found through her coaching in the Royal City Youth Soccer Club that it is important for girls to get to know female coaches. It gives them a female role model to whom who they can relate.

"It's just huge for these girls to have in their lives."

She laughs as she compares herself to her cousins in India.

"We're night and day different. They are very obedient in the home." She added, "I am very outspoken and very outgoing. They are a bit more reserved and a bit more polite and naive."

She says that some of her cousins think she is a bit over the top. She doesn't mind.

She can see the difference in her parents. Her dad moved here when he was eight; her mother when she married. In contrast to her father, her mother is still very polite and observant of cultural dos and don'ts.

Jhaj isn't exactly sure why the difference exists. She just accepts it. "I don't want to go and change hundreds of years of tradition. I just want people to open their eyes."

She is trying to go without too many expectations.

"It's a big unknown. I am really nervous as well. My only expectation is if I see a girl smile, I will have done my job."

yzacharias@vancouversun.com For more information or to make a donation, go to shootingforhope. webs.com



Read more:http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Getting+kick+helping+others/4620205/story.html#ixzz1JqeGLaO3

April 04, 2011
Newcastle United Academy Development Coach Craig Dean to Run Elite Camp


We are delighted to welcome Craig Dean from the famous Newcastle United Football Club of the English Premiership. Newcastle United is best known for two of the most famous English National Team strikers Alan Shearer and Michael Owens. Craig Dean will be coming to Ottawa to run a camp for Parmar Sports Training from July 11 - 15. The camp will be an Elite Boys Camp for boys born from 2001 - 1999. The purpose of the camp will be to provide elite players in Ottawa an opportunity to understand where their level of play is at in comparison to some of the top young players in Europe.

A former professional player and FA Skills Coach Craig Dean is now Assistant Academy Manager for Newcastle United FC Academy. He is responsible for the development of all Newcastle United players from U6 - U12. Craig manages the coaching and development plan for all players as well as educating the clubs coaches and local grassroots coaches. Craig works on a daily basis with players throughout the Academy from Under 6 to full time professionals.

In order to be accepted into the camp, each player will need to be approved by Sanjeev Parmar, based upon ability level.

Players will be split into two equal groups who will be trained under the tutorial of both Craig Dean and Sanjeev Parmar.

April 02, 2011
Dutch Academy Coach Tim Berns Running Elite Summer Camp With Parmar Sports Training.

Tim Berns who is the U15 Academy Head Coach with Dutch Professional Club De Graafschap will be coming to Ottawa to run a camp for Parmar Sports Training from July 4 - 8. The camp will be an Elite Boys Camp for boys born from 1999-97. The purpose of the camp will be to provide elite players in Ottawa an opportunity to understand where their level of play is at in comparison to some of the top young players in Europe.

De Graafschap is a professional club from Doetinchem, Netherlands. The name of the club means 'The County' in Dutch although they are nicknamed the 'Super Farmers'. The club currently plays in the Eredivisie which is the highest professional football league in the Netherlands.

The Dutch player development model and has been widely recognized by major clubs such as Barcelona, Real Madrid and Arsenal as the highest standard of development in Europe. We at Parmar Sports Training have always been a major advocate of the dutch philosophy and have the methodology of individual technical mastery deeply rooted into our curriculum. We are extremely fortunate to haveTim Berns provide our elite players across Eastern Ottawa the opportunity to expose their talents while at the same time discovering what high level academy training in the Netherlands is like. 

In order to be accepted into the camp, each player will need to be approved by Sanjeev Parmar, based upon ability level.

Camp information is as follows: 
Dates: July 4 - 8, 2011
Location: Shefford Park
Time: 9am - 12pm 
Age group: 1999-97 boys
Capacity: Limited to 30 players maximum
Level of play: Elite level

March 29, 2011

Lauren Hughes Signs with Rice University

A successful youth career in Ottawa has led to a the ultimate goal of earning a major soccer scholarship to a well recognized university south of the border for Lauren Hughes. The pursuit of many high renowned NCAA Div 1 schools from the U.S. gave Lauren the ability to pick and choose what she felt would be best for both her academic and playing career. 

Rice University is a private university in Houston, Texas and is academically among the top 20 schools in the USA. Rice is unique in the fact that it contains 11 residential colleges that are set up like Harry Potter in which each student is assigned a college before their freshmen year. Each student ends up spending all four years in that college. Members of your residential college become like a family as they share daily life (meals, inter murals, pranks and competitions against the other colleges). 

Assistant Coach John Adams from RICE University has nicknamed Lauren as "The Crazy Canadian" and has been persistent over the past year in his pursuit for Hughes. Lauren says, "I chose Rice for a few reasons: the upfront and honest coaches, a balance of good academics and soccer, the residential college system and the great city". 

Lauren added, "Without Parmar Sports Training, I wouldn't be where I am now. I've been attending year round training since I was an under 9 house league player. When I was younger Sanjeev would work with me for at least two hours everyday after school until I was good enough to make Team Ontario. Sanj has a way of pushing you to be your best that no other coach can compare too. I would like to thank Sanj for all the time and effort he has put into developing me as a soccer player".

Our goal at Parmar Sports Training is always to help a player achieve the highest standard possible in their careers. We are always honored to see our players make it to the next level and are very proud of Lauren. She has once again proved that hard work, dedication and perseverance leads to a success in what ever field you choose in life. 

As she finishes off her grade 11 school year, Lauren continues to put her faith in to Parmar Sports Training in regards to her individual development. Not only does she continue to train with us, but has now become a celebrity amongst the youth soccer community as she hones her leadership skills while coaching for Parmar Sports Training. 

March 27, 2011
DUE TO HIGH DEMAND WE HAVE ADDED A U9 TANGOS DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE

After receiving so many requests, we've been forced to add a Under 9 Development League at the OZ Optics Soccer Complex.
 
Our league concept will be very different than what is typically provided in North America as we will pride ourselves in providing professional coaching for our stars of the future. Both Sanjeev Parmar (CSA A License Coach and former professional player) and Kevin Nelson (former Trinidad & Tobago National Team Player and twelve year professional player around the world) will lead the one hour sessions. The concept behind the one hour sessions will be to provide our Tangos (9 year olds) as many touches as possible through skill development and small sided games in a fun filled environment.

With the intention of creating passionate young stars in the future, we've developed our league concept around providing two sessions a week which will allow for our players to get maximum touches on the ball. 

Our Development League has been designed so that it can be affordable for everyone to participate as the cost is the same or cheaper than the typical soccer club in Ontario, while providing an opportunity to play twice a week rather than once.

Our typical one hour session will be as follows
Tangos (9 year olds):
Receiving the ball, Running with the ball (1v1 moves & turns), Retaining the ball & Releasing the ball
Even numbered games: 1v1, 2v2 and 3v3
Numbers down games: 2v1, 3v2, 4v3
Small Sided Game at the end of the session: 4v4

LEAGUE CONCEPT
Provide our young soccer players maximum individual teaching time with our professional coaching staff. We will help foster intrinsic values by igniting a passion for the game in a fun filled environment while eliminating extrinsic values by distancing our young soccer players from the external undo pressures of the adult game. 

WHY SMALL SIDED GAMES
1. Individual technical development by touching the soccer ball more often, therefore becoming more skillful
2. Tactical development by making more quality decisions during the game
3. Reduced field size allows players to be more physically efficient
4. More opportunity to solve problems that only the game presents
5. More exposure to attacking and defending situations
6. More opportunities to score goals (PURE EXCITEMENT)

The “Small-Sided” environment is a developmentally appropriate environment for our young soccer players. It’s a FUN environment that focuses on the player.

We will host our Soccer Expo on Sunday, August 28 from 5:30 - 7:30pm in which our Wee Copas and Lil Sambas will have an opportunity to win lots of fun prizes and gifts at the various stations as well as eating food at the OZ Optics Cafeteria.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER:

February 28, 2011
Introducing our Wee Copas & Lil Sambas Development League

We will be offering our own Development League this summer for our young 5 - 8 year old players at the OZ Optics Soccer Complex.
 
Our league concept will be very different than what is typically provided in North America as we will pride ourselves in providing professional coaching for our stars of the future. Both Sanjeev Parmar (CSA A License Coach and former professional player) and Kevin Nelson (former Trinidad & Tobago National Team Player and twelve year professional player around the world) will lead the one hour sessions. The concept behind the one hour sessions will be to provide the Wee Copas (5/6 year olds) and Lil Sambas (7/8 year olds) as many touches as possible through skill development and small sided games in a fun filled environment.

With the intention of creating passionate young stars in the future, we've developed our league concept around providing two sessions a week which will allow for our players to get maximum touches on the ball. 

Our Development League has been designed so that it can be affordable for everyone to participate as the cost is the same or cheaper than the typical soccer club in Ontario, while providing an opportunity to play twice a week rather than once.

Our typical one hour session will be as follows
Wee Copas (5/6 year olds):
Dribbling Games integrated with spatial awareness and body coordination 
Even numbered games: 1v1 and 2v2
Numbers down games: 2v1 and 3v1
Small Sided Game" 3v3

Lil Sambas (7/8 year olds):
Dribbling and Passing Games integrated with spatial awareness and body coordination 
Even numbered games: 1v1, 2v2 and 3v3
Numbers down games: 2v1, and 3v2
Small Sided Game" 4v4

LEAGUE CONCEPT
Provide our young soccer players maximum individual teaching time with our professional coaching staff. We will help foster intrinsic values by igniting a passion for the game in a fun filled environment while eliminating extrinsic values by distancing our young soccer players from the external undo pressures of the adult game. 

WHY SMALL SIDED GAMES
1. Individual technical development by touching the soccer ball more often, therefore becoming more skillful
2. Tactical development by making more quality decisions during the game
3. Reduced field size allows players to be more physically efficient
4. More opportunity to solve problems that only the game presents
5. More exposure to attacking and defending situations
6. More opportunities to score goals (PURE EXCITEMENT)

The “Small-Sided” environment is a developmentally appropriate environment for our young soccer players. It’s a FUN environment that focuses on the player.

We will host our Soccer Expo on Sunday, August 28 from 5:30 - 7:30pm in which our Wee Copas and Lil Sambas will have an opportunity to win lots of fun prizes and gifts at the various stations as well as eating food at the OZ Optics Cafeteria.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER:

January 27, 2011

Miki Cantave In the mix for the France U16 National Team



Once again, our Plus 20 Alumnus Miki Cantave has shown that persistence, passion and hard work combined can be a lethal weapon on the football pitch. Miki is quickly becoming a sought after player in France after adjusting quickly to the pace and technical level of play at FC Nantes.

Miki has started and played every game so far for FC Nantes and is now the second leading scorer for the team with 7 goals and leads the team in assists. Miki isn't just another player in the line up, he's been given the designation of taking all the free kicks and corner kicks. Since arriving in Nantes, he has been an impact player for the squad and has played a major role in the success of the team thus far. 

After a blazing start in his first two months in France, Mike was identified as on of 11 players from FC Nantes who was invited by the French Football Federation to the tryout process for the France U16 National Team. The trial process started in October and continues to narrow down as there are only 5 players from FC Nantes still left including Miki. 

The team is sitting in first place at the mid season break. To follow the team, you can click on the link
http://www.fcnantes.com/articles/article2809.php?num=3614 

Players in Ottawa can learn a very important message from Miki's youth career as he is an example of a player who never took his eyes off the dream. This is a kid who was on the bench on the U-14 for team Ontario last year and was considered to be a second string player. However, he never let the set back of cracking the first team line up with the provincial team get to him. His persistence paid off and is now looking to fill the shoes of former French greats such as Michel Platini, Zinedine Zidane and Thierry Henry.

Miki is a native of Ottawa and was a part of Parmar programs since he was nine years old and an exemplary student in our Plus 20 Program. Miki was developed under the tutelage of Capital United Soccer Club and stayed loyal to them through his full youth career. 

December 24, 2010
Canadian Men's Para Soccer Wraps up Camp in San Diego with our own Yousef Masood attending the four day camp.

Yousef received his first invitation to attend the four day camp in San Diego which ended on the 23rd of December. Yousef participates in our Winter Speed Strength and Conditioning Program as well as participating in individual training sessions focusing on ball skills.

To learn more about the Cerebral Palsy Paralympic National Team you can go to: 
http://canadasoccer.com/tourney/Paralympic_CP/national.asp

 

December 20, 2010
We are proud to announce that 27 of our players made it on to the R5 Girls and Boys Teams.

We were able to help develop these players from within our various development programs who were selected to this years Ontario Soccer Association Region 5 Program. There were 17 boys and 10 girls who made it through the first round of selections.

December 18, 2010
Seven Girls from Parmar Programs make it on to Ontario Provincial Team. 

Congratulations to the following players who made the provincial Teams:
Ontario Under 14: Adrienne Li
Ontario Under 15: Jordan Lundin, Miranda Smith, Katie McCormick, and Veronica Johnson
Ontario Under 16: Kayla Adameck
National Training Centre Ontario: Lauren Hughes


November 30, 2010
Lauren Hughes leads Fury to Super Y Title.

After scoring six goals in five games, Lauren Hughes earned the MVP honors for the U17 Super Y League Final in Florida. Her form and ability to finish through out the tournament was noted by all, especially the London Gryphons coach who worked hard to make sure the sniper wouldn't get the job done in the final but couldn't keep the goal scorer from netting two goals on her three opportunities. 

Lauren's success has been enjoyed by the Ottawa soccer community this past week as we are all proud of the group of girls who helped the Ottawa Fury earn there first USL Title in eleven years.

Lauren will now continue to train hard all winter long as she travels to Toronto every weekend to train at the National Training Centre with the top players in the country. 

To read more on Lauren's success, please go to the following link: http://supery.uslsoccer.com/home/482786.html 

U17 Finals
Hughes Leads Fury to Title


2010 Super Y-League North American Finals

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

By NICHOLAS MURRAY

TAMPA, Fla. – For the opening four days of the Super Y-League North American Finals, the Ottawa Fury Girls U17 team’s trump card had been forward Lauren Hughes.

On Tuesday morning in the tournament’s championship game against the London Gryphons, Hughes again proved pivotal, scoring twice in the first half as the Fury earned a 3-0 victory, completing an undefeated regular season and finals with the club’s first Super Y-League championship.

“I haven’t gotten my head around it,” Fury coach Jimmy Zito said. “As a club we’ve been trying to get this for 11 years now, and I lost one a couple of years back, so I’m definitely very happy to have this.”

Both sides were tentative to open, but the Fury took the lead in the 19th minute as Laura Callender’s angled ball from the right found Hughes on the left side of the penalty area. Hughes controlled well and finished into the bottom right corner of the net.

“We were really nervous coming in and we said the first goal would be important,” Hughes said. “We wanted to get that lead early and shut them down so we could settle our nerves down and keep playing like we do.”

London and Ottawa had played to a 0-0 tie in the group stage, and the Gryphons pushed hard for an equalizer before the break. Berkley Hughes-Lambkin came closest to evening the score four minutes before halftime as her shot came back off the crossbar, but in first-half stoppage time Hughes grabbed her second, reacting quickly as a corner deflected to her to finish.

“It would have been nice to go into the halftime at a 1-1 score,” London coach Aaron Lauterbach said. “But when they scored that one just before the half to make it 2-0, that was hard to recover from.”

Hughes finished the tournament with six goals in five games and was named the game’s MVP, her lethal finishing the perfect complement to the rest of the Fury’s line-up.

“We’re pretty fortunate to have a kid of that caliber,” Zito said. “The two center backs and the two center midfielders, they really worked well, but when you get three chances a game and she bangs in two of them, obviously those types of players make differences in games.

“That’s what you need, you need that predator in the box who can put the ball in the net, who can turn a game, beat a defender and score.”

Lauterbach believed that Hughes made the difference in Tuesday’s final.

“The game was an equally-played game, but sometimes special players make special plays,” Lauterbach said. “We made a couple of mistakes in the first half and the capitalized on them.”

Hughes, though, was proud of the way her teammates earned Ottawa’s first North American championship.

“It feels so good,” Hughes said. “Coming down here we were seeded as a No.1, but I don’t think a lot of people thought we were going to do this well. Coming down here and being the first Ottawa team to win it, it just feels so good right now.”



November 29, 2010
As we conclude our most successful developmental year at Parmar Sports Training we would like to introduce our new branding of our programs with our new Parmar Figures. Our technical development programs will be labeled under the Ball Mastery Program as the following:
5/6 year olds: 


6/7 year olds:


9/10 year olds: 


11-13 year olds:


14-18 year olds:

November 27, 2010
The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa and Parmar Sports Training are pleased to announce a partnership for this coming 2011 summer. We have developed a new stream of summer camps which will be called "DEVELOPMENTAL SUMMER CAMPS" geared towards players between 8 - 13 years of age. Profits from this summer program will be directly invested into programming for children and youth in our local community.

Developmental Summer Camps are designed to help players develop a passion for the game while learning skills through fun games that are age appropriate and developmentally challenging.

The basic method of teaching will focus on the Skill development of the Four R’s (Receiving the ball, Retaining the ball, Running with the ball, and Releasing the ball). 

Learning will take place through fun stations designed to work on the following themes: 1v1 Moves and Turns, passing and receiving, shooting on goal, 1v1 and 2v2 games and Small Sided Games. 

You can view our video at the following link: 
http://www.youtube.com/user/parmarsportstraining#p/u/0/wbjrZFZpMNk

Daily Schedule

7:30 - 9:00: Early Drop Off
9:00 - 9:25:
 Theme of the Day – Lots of Fun Prizes
9:25 - 10:00: Agility, Balance Coordination Stations
10:00 - 12:00: Skills, Drills and Fun Small Sided Games

12:00 - 1:00: Lunch
1:00 - 2:45: Various Activities in Club House
3:00 - 3:45: Mini World Cup Tournament
3:50 - 4:00: Pick up
4:00 - 5:30: Late Pick up

November 09, 2010
SportsCan Academy answers the needs for high performing student-athletes by delivering the Ontario Curriculum in small class sizes with Ontario Certified Teachers. 

 
SportsCan Academy puts each student-athlete through a series of physical, mental, and nutritional assessments along with communication with the student-athlete to guide the design of the student-athlete's individualized training program.
 
For those athletes playing competitive soccer, SportsCan Academy has partnered up with Parmar Sports Training Inc. to provide a high performance program for developing an elite athlete who represent the best in competitive sports. 
 
SportsCan Academy provides the flexibility that is required to accommodate the training and competition demands of our student athletes who also wish to engage in an academic program leading to their high school diploma.
 
Our school is a supportive learning environment for emerging competitive athletes that provides a unique and specialized learning environment for student athletes.

Please visit the website at: http://www.sportscanacademy.ca/index.html

 

November 02, 2010
L’École secondaire publique Louis-Riel (Gloucester) is proud to announce the recent hiring of Sanjeev Parmar (September 2010).

Mr. Sanjeev Parmar will act as technical consultant for the sports study program, soccer concentration (Sports-Études concentration soccer).  In collaboration with the director of the program, Joé Fournier, Sanjeev Parmar will be responsible for the technical development of the athletes, the revision of the yearly training plan (YTP) as well as the distribution of the curriculum.

‘’ The program is now in its 6th year.  To maintain a methodical progression and a successful outcome, we believe it was essential and logical to hire the best technical coach in the region.  We offer the infrastructures, the supporting staff,  the coaches, the athletes, and now the technical consultant to assure the program maintains its main objective: the individual development of athletes,’’mentions Mr. Fournier.

L’École secondaire publique (É.S.P.)
Louis-Riel is located at 1655, Bearbrook Rd., Gloucester, Ontario.  Close to 500 students (grade 9 to 12) are enrolled at the school with almost half of which are in the Sports-Études program (soccer, hockey, basketball, volleyball, track and field, alpine skiing, golf and individual sport).  Various professionals provide structure to the athletes  throughout the year: Jean-Robert (JR) Léger  from Base Conditioning – strength and conditioning coach, François Cholette from Hexzone - sports psychology, and Martin Poirier -sports nutrition.

For more information concerning the program, please contact:
 Ken Levesque – coordinator Sports-Études program
613-590-2233 extension  4
ken.levesque@cepeo.on.ca

Joé Fournier – teacher-coach soccer concentration
 
joe.fournier@cepeo.on.ca
623-590-2233 extension  59257

October 28, 2010
Sanjeev selected to participate in Canada's 1st FIFA Futsal Course

Sanjeev was selected by the Ontario Soccer Association to participate in the first ever FIFA Futsal Course in Canada. The course took place in Laval, Quebec from October 18 - 22, 2010. The course was officially requested by the Canadian Soccer Association after both the Ontario Soccer Association and Quebec Soccer Federations showed significant interest in hosting it. The course was conducted by FIFA Instructor Constantine Konstin and was a combination of classroom theory and practical on field sessions.

The purpose of the course was o train future instructors (Learning Facilitators) of Futsal in Canada. The prerequisite for being invited to the course included being a Learning Facilitator for the Canadian Soccer Association or a National 'B' License Coach.

We were graced with the presence of Daryl Warner, son of the Vice President of FIFA Jack Warner. Along with Daryl, we had the president of Futsal Canada Charlie Cuzetto and the presidents of the OSA and Quebec Federation. 

You can view footage of the course at the following link: 
http://www.youtube.com/parmarsportstraining#p/u/0/8DrAJjaFWQE

October 08, 2010
 Lauren Hughes Selected to National Training Centre

Lauren Hughes, a native of Ottawa and a member of Parmar Sports Training since she was 9 years old has been achieved another great milestone in her life by being selected to participate in the National Training Centre this winter. Lauren has gone through the Ontario Provincial Teams Program for the past three years and has earned two gold medals at the U14 and U16 National All-Star Championships. 

Lauren, who originally had the nickname "Scoop" because of her inability to kick a ball properly until the age of 13 is an inspiration and role model to young female players in Ottawa as she has shown that hard work, persistence and attention to detail are all part of the recipe for achieving success.  

Lauren presently has been a regular member of our coaching staff for the past year and can be found on Youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/parmarsportstraining#p/u/23/uFPY_CEySTM

The National Training Centre is a player development program for players identified through the scouting system to produce international players who are comfortable with and understand what is required of them to perform successfully at the highest level. The NTC Program will provide a formative, structured path along which young players can move from an introduction to International Soccer at the age of 14 to International maturity between the ages of 17-20.

The vast majority of players are identified through the Provincial Programs and the National All-Star Championships each year.  Players will also be scouted during National Club Championships and through prominent tournaments. E.g. the Rocky Mountain Cup,Alberta; Tournament of Champions, B.C., Alient Cup in Atlantic Provinces.  Players can also be scouted or evaluated by National Team Coaches in Club competitions or be recommended by Provincial and Regional Coaching Staff.  E.g. Provincial Cup Competitions; League Play.  Club Coaches are welcome to make player recommendations from their own teams and those of other clubs.  Due to the size of the country all recommendations made to the CSA will be copied to Provincial and Regional Staff Coaches to have the player scouted, and, if warranted, be invited to their programs.  The player will then be evaluated and recommended to the NTC.

Players are assessed on four areas of the game of soccer: Technical, Tactical, Physical Conditioning and Psychological.  Players will be advised of the training priorities needed to be achieved by the end of each NTC Training Schedule. Players are to be committed to reaching those goals and show signs of progression at a reasonable speed. Players will be evaluated at each NTC Scouting Weekend and at the end of the first training phase Sept. – Dec. and the second phase Jan. – May. Players will be advised of their progression following each NTC Scouting Weekend and at the end of each training phase.

NTC is a Canadian Soccer Association funded program, which is operated by the provincial associations, with the exception of the Prairie Provinces, which is operated by the CSA.

Players train 3 to, 4 times per week during the off-season of Club commitments and 1 to, 2 times per week during the Club season.

Coaches are welcome to make player recommendations from their own teams and those of other clubs. Due to the size of the country all recommendations made to the CSA will be copied to Provincial and Regional Staff Coaches to have the player scouted, and, if warranted, be invited to their programs. The player will then be evaluated and recommended to the NTC.

Players within the NTC Program are not guaranteed a position on the roster of any National Team Event. Selection is based on player evaluation during NTC Scouting Weekends and in consultation with the individual NTC Director. Performances on each National Team Event will also be considered in the selection process.

Players are expected to make a full commitment to the NTC Program once selected. They are to act in a manner both on and off the field befitting of a National Team Player whenever in a soccer environment. They are to strive to meet the requirements of the NTC program and compete with consistency enabling them to compete at the highest level of international play.  Players cannot control if they are going to be selected or not, but they can control their attitude towards their eating and sleeping habits, fitness level, work on technique, tactical understanding of what coaches want, and their commitment to their school work so they are able to attend National Team Events when selected. CSA National Staff Coaches will be in attendance to evaluate and monitor the invited players invited in. Many university and college coaches from Canada and the U.S.A. have attended many of the weekends across the country. 

October 07, 2010
Coaches looking for resource material on the female game around the world can go to the following link to subscribe to OUR GAME MAGAZINE: 

http://tinyurl.com/ourgamemagazinelist

 

October 06, 2010

Miki Cantave shines in France with FC Nantes

Our local phenom, Miki Cantave is shining amongst the brightest young stars in France as he has netted three goals in his first two league games with FC Nantes. Miki has made the quick adjustment since leaving Canada in mid summer to pursue his dream of playing professional football in Europe. Reports back from France indicate that Miki has made a major impression on the coaches and is amongst the top young prospects in the academy structure. 

Miki is a native of Ottawa and was a part of Parmar programs since he was nine years old and an exemplary student in our Plus 20 Program. Miki was developed under the tutelage of Capital United Soccer Club and stayed loyal to them through his full youth career. 

September 28, 2010
Sanjeev Parmar has been hired by Louis Riel High School Sports Etude Program as the technical coach on the field to work with head coach Joe Fournier. 

September 01, 2010
Sanjeev Parmar has been in India since August 21 working with the YFC Rurkakalan players in developing a DVD for Indian Coaches. The DVD will include 25 session plans for coaches to follow and will be available to all coaches in India free of charge. The instruction will be fully in Punjabi. The filming project will be completed on September 6.

The project received coverage in the National Newspapers, which can be reviewed at the following links:

HINDUSTAN TIMES

INDIAN TRIBUNE

AJIT NEWSPAPER



 


August 01, 2010
PLUS 20 PLAYERS SHINE AT NATIONAL U14 CHAMPIONSHIPS BY BRINGING HOME THE GOLD.


Veronica Johnson and Miranda Smith were major players at the U14  Canadian National Championships in late July. Veronica led the country in scoring with 5 goals and was the winner of the Golden Boot Trophy while Miranda, better know as "the destroyer" helped shut down any attack from the opposition in her new defensive midfield role. Both players played extremely well and were noted as potential Under 15 National Team Players for next year's training camp.

July 16, 2010
Congrats to Miranda Smith and Veronica Johnson for being selected to the final squad for the Ontario U14 provincial team which travels to Newfoundland for the National Championships from July 20 - 25. The tournament can be followed on the CSA website at: http://canadasoccer.com/selects/teams/teams_selects.asp

May 28, 2010
FORMER PARMAR COACH EARNS PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS IN THE USL SECOND DIVISION
Congratulations to our local Ottawa goalkeeper and Parmar Sports Training favorite Erik Lefebvre for being selected to the Team of the Week in the USL Second Division. Erik Lefebvre is in his second year of his professional career with the Charlotte Eagles after having an extremely successfull college career with Houghton College in New York state. Erik graduated from Houghton in 2009 with a Bachelors in Education and has been playing professionally ever since.

Erik has been an integral part of our Parmar Sports Training staff since 2005 and has inspired many kids in Ottawa to follow their dream of having a career in soccer. Erik continues to come back to Ottawa and work with us when ever he is available during the off season and is a favorite amongst all the kids. Erik's passion for soccer and children is obvious when he steps on the field as he is able to get the most out of the players he works with. 

During Week 4 of the 2010 Season, Charlotte’s 2-0 shutout of Harrisburg netted Erik Lefebvre the lone goalkeeper spot on the list, courtesy of his seven-save performance. You can view more on Erik's achievement at: http://www.uslsoccer.com/home/427963.html

May 26, 2010

GALAKTIC 3V3 SOCCER FEST RAISES OVER $5000 FOR CHARITY

On May 15, 2010 at the Louis Riel Dome, we ran our inaugural Charity Festival called Galaktic 3v3SoccerFest in which we were succesfull in attracting 22 teams (12 boys / 10 girls) to particapate in this years festival.

Galaktic 3V3SoccerFest was created so kids can enjoy the speed and thrill of small sided games while raising money to benefit kids in need. All net proceeds go to a charity that has been created to support kids in our community. This year we met our goal of raising over $5000 for the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa Scholarship Program so a qualified boy and girl can attend post secondary school and realize their dreams.

You can view footage from our festival at the following link:
www.youtube.com/user/parmarsportstraining#p/u/0/1KP2JuWQ9QM

May 24, 2010

April 27, 2010

MIKI CANTAVE SIGNS WITH FC NANTES IN FRANCE

 

FC Nantes of France has officially signed Miki Cantave to a be a part of the Under 14/15 youth academy program which will see the Capital United super star head to France in late summer.

The Ottawa soccer community is proud of the outstanding accomplishment of Under 14 Capital United star player Miki Cantave for succesfully completing his second round of tryouts with FC Nantes in France

Miki has been participating in Parmar Sports Training Programs since he was 10 years of age. From a young age, Miki has always had the desire and passion to excel in the game and has put in countless hours of training to earn the privilege of trying out for one of the most renowned teams in France.

French football is recognized as one of the leaders in the world in developing young talented players. The FC Nantes youth academy has produced a number of exceptional players including World Cup winners Marcel Desailly Didier Deschamps and  Christian Karembeu.

 

Miki has been blessed with a lot of God given talent and athleticism, but he has worked very hard at mastering the ball and being able to manipulate it in what ever way he would like. His game sense has continued to grow daily as he loves to study the game on television. Young players in Ottawa can learn quite a bit from the path that Miki's taken in attempting to become a professional footballer. Since I've known him from a young age, he's always been ready to learn with an open mind and has been intrinsically motivated to excel and be the best. Without this internal drive there is no chance that a player can excel and become a high level player because there will come a day when natural talent won't be able to compete with a player who has the fire and determination to be a champion.


Miki has always been recognized by his peers as an incredibly focused athlete who has one goal on his mind, and that is to become a professional footballer. His attitude and determination have always been his strength. When on the field, Miki rarely smiles or complains about anything, he just puts in the work with a no nonsense attitude. In the past month, Miki made it clear that he was ready to excel and do what ever it takes to make it to the next level by waking up early every morning and catching a couple of local buses to participate in training sessions with Parmar staff.

All the various trainers from around the city who have worked with Miki are very proud of his accomplishments and will continue to push him to his limits in order to help him realize his goal of becoming a professional player. Special recognition needs to go Capital United Football Club for providing Miki with the proper grassroots development in order to gain the skill set required to get to where he is today. His father Pierre Cantave has done a phenomenal job of not only developing Miki, but also a group of very talented boys at the 1996 age group of which 9 of them were selected to the Ontario Soccer Association Region 5 team.

SKILLS CLIPS OF MIKI CANTAVE

Pull Back

Hip Swivel

Peek A Boo

Dominator

Roll Step Over

Fake Take

Scissors
Step Over

Maradona

April 26, 2010

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS UNIVERSITY SHOWCASE TRAINING CAMP - MAY 19/20

Parmar Sports Training and the Louis Riel Sports Etudes High School Soccer Program have joined forces to bring our first University Showcase training camp. If your goal is to play collegiate soccer in the USA or in Canada, we invite you to participate in our two day training camp which will be offered on May 19/20 at the Gloucester Super Dome.

Schedule can be found on the following page:
http://www.parmarsportstraining.com/spring_programs.php?id=61 

This camp will be open to high level female players who demonstrate the technical, tactical, physical and mental ability to play at the university level. Training will consist of technically demanding drills and various small sided games which will highlight the ability level of the players. The camp is by invitation only and we will be inviting players who play in the Eastern Ontario Region as well as at the Quebec and Manitoba National Training Centres.

The cost of the University Showcase Training Camp will be $120 + taxes.

If you are interested in participating in the two day training camp please don't hesitate to contact Sanjeev Parmar at 613-277-8096 or email me at sanjeev@parmarsportstraining.com.

April 22, 2010
Congratulations to Aidan Aylward from the Ottawa Fury for being selected to the Eastern Canada Danone Cup Team. Aidan was amongst a select few players who were selected to attend the final tryout for the Eastern Canada team. The coaches noticed Aidan's outstanding shot stopping ability in goal during the weekend tryout and made many references to his excellent footwork with the ball.

From Under 7 through to Under 10, Aidan took part in many Parmar Sports Training sessions through the Cumberland Cobras Summer team sessions as well as Winter Ball Mastery Programs and Summer Camps.

The Danone Nations Cup is a wonderful event that gives the chance to U-11 and U-12 kids to live an experience of a lifetime. This project offers young soccer players the opportunity turn their dreams into reality: live and share the emotions of an international event.

Moreover, it represents and promotes social, educational and athletic values in each of the participants, which are very important attributes to attain at this age.

April 07, 2010
Sanjeev was invited to Vancouver by Irish International Ciara McCormick for the third annual Western Canada Showcase Tournament which attracted 24 teams from Western Canada and over 50 College scouts in North America. Prior to the kickoff on Friday morning, Sanjeev was invited as a guest coach to run the Super 32 Prep Camp which included players from all over Western Canada including Jordan Lundin and Miranda Smith from our +20 program. You can view the intense two day Super 32 training camp by clicking on the following link on the Parmar Sports Training Channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/parmarsportstraining#p/u/6/DAnAFY-eQ0Q

The Showcase is invitation only and teams are selected based on their standings at the Provincial Tournament to ensure a competitive environment for all teams involved. In the last two years the Western Canada Showcase was able to bring in top teams, including the top academy team from the UK, Bristol Academy to provide some international flavor to the event.

Through girlsCAN Soccer who assists in organizing the event, the promotion of the importance of good personal values is highlighted. With this in mind, 2010 will be the second year that girlsCAN will be offering the Apps-Allen Scholarship, a bursary named after two inspirational recent retirees from the Canadian Women's National Team. Ashley Michelin from SWU 92 in Edmonton was the first ever recipient in 2009.

Parmar Sports Training has agreed to field a team of 1995/96 players made up of players from Ontario and Quebec for the 2011 Western Canada Showcase Tournament as well as having the players participate in the Super 32. If your interested in learning more about having your daughter participate in the showcase next year please contact Sanjeev Parmar at sanjeev@parmarsportstraining.com

At the present moment Parmar Sports Training is working on bringing in a few different NCAA Div 1 Female Coaches to do a scouting series for girls 14 - 18 years of age. Keep check out our website to find out more details over the next couple of weeks.
 

April 05, 2010
Congratulations to Youth Football Club Rurka Kalan for representing India and winning the Deloitte Street Child World Cup on March 21, 2010.

The Deloitte Street Child World Cup for the first time brought together street children from nine different countries to play football, to discuss the issues that are important to them, and to launch an international campaign to make a difference on these issues, building a better future for hundreds of thousands of street children throughout the world. The project offered 10 extraordinary days in Durban, South Africa.

YFC Rurka Kalan is a social organization which provides care, shelter and education for street children and poor families in the state of Punjab, India. YFC's vision is to progress as a social organization that aims to develop village infrastructure, help street children and youth development in India.

Over the past three years, Parmar Sports Training Inc. has developed a great relationship with YFC. Sanjeev has traveled to India on three different occasions to work with YFC and will be heading back in September 2010 with Kevin Nelson to provide player and coaching clinics.

We are continuously collecting soccer donations including cleats, shin guards, shorts, jerseys, goalie gloves, and goalie shorts we would love to collect them from you. The equipment will be dispersed to children participating in the YFC satellite projects in the neighbouring communities. We want to thank everyone who has provided us with donations over the past year and half as you have helped a number of children in India.

March 10, 2010
We want to thank everyone who has helped in donating soccer gear during the 2009/10 winter programs. We were able to pack up everything and send a full barrell to Kevin Nelson's old soccer academy in Trinidad and Tobago (Birtil Sinclair Soccer Academy).

Inspired and found by renowned Coach Bertille St. Clair in 1976, SCCS is based in Tobago and has produced world class athletes to the likes of Dwight Yorke who played for Manchester United and Kevin Nelson who is now a professional soccer trainer with Parmar Sports Training Inc. We are continuously collecting soccer donations to send to the academy. If you have any soccer gear, including cleats, shin guards, shorts, jerseys, goalie gloves, and goalie shorts we would love to collect them from you. The equipment will be dispersed to the underprivileged children participating in the academy

February 18, 2010
Parmar Sports Training Inc. is attempting to raise $10,000 for Right To Play. You can make a difference by donating generously. Together, with your support, we can reach our fundraising goal.

Right To Play is an international humanitarian organization that uses sport and play programs to improve health, develop life skills, and foster peace for children and communities in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world. Working in both the humanitarian and development context, Right To Play trains local community leaders as Coaches to deliver its programs in countries affected by war, poverty, and disease in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and South America.

You can copy and paste the following URL in order to donate to RIGHT TO PLAY and help us achieve our goal: http://righttoplay.akaraisin.com/pledge/Participant/Home.aspx?seid=2962&mid=22&pid=252368

Once your on the page go to TEAM NAME and type in PARMAR SPORTS TRAINING and you will be able to donate as much as your able to give.

Thanks for helping us trying to improve the lives of children around the world.

February 16, 2010
Plus 20 players all starters with Ontario U14 Girls Provinicial Team

Congratulations to three of our +20 players Jordan Lundin, Miranda Smith and Veronica Johnson for having an extraordinary winter season with the Ontario Under 14 Provincial Team. All three are presently starters for the team and have been excelling in their respective positions. Jordan Lundin plays as a full back, Miranda Smith plays in the central midfield and Veronica Johnson as a striker.

Jordan Lundin plays for the Cumberland Cobras Under 13 Regional team and has been a part of Parmar programs since she was an under 9 house league player. Jordan has always been recognized for her silky smooth skills and her composure on the ball. Jordan was selected to the +20 program as an underage player in the first year of the program in 1996 and has been a key member of our program ever since. Over the past two years Jordan has represented the Ontario Soccer Association Region 5 program at the 1995 and 1996 levels. Jordan possesses the technical skill set to be a very dominant player at any position on the field at her own age level, but has taken the mature decision of mastering one position on the field in order to give herself the best opportunity to succeed at the highest level in the game.

Miranda Smith plays for the Cumberland Cobras Under 13 Regional team and has been a part of Parmar programs since the summer of 2006 when she attended one of our summer camps in order to get looked at as a +20 candidate. Ever since the first day that we met Miranda, she has always shown a hunger and passion to learn something new and become the best at it. Her will to succeed was very apparent from day one as she was up for any challenge that was given to her and came to camp with the determination to make the +20 program. Miranda was selected as an underage player and has continued to work year round with Parmar staff ever since. We've seen Miranda develop into a very dominant player on the field and has been able to accomplish a great deal of success in her young career. Miranda was selected to play for the Canadian Danone Cup National Team in 1998 and had the privilege of traveling to France to represent our country. She's also been a part of the Region 5 program for the past two years.

Veronica Johnson plays for the Cumberland Cobras Under 13 Regional team and has been a part of Parmar programs since the summer of 2006. Ever since we met Veronica, she has always displayed amazing athleticism and has always been eager to do everything at full speed. Her ability to learn quickly as very apparent from early on, as she would work hard to get the various technical skills we would introduce to her in training. Veronica was selected to our +20 program in 1997 and was able to make an immediate impression on the field as a lethal goal scorer. Her ability to cut and weave through defenders at full pace has become her trademark. Veronica continues to mature as a striker as her understanding of how to finish in front of goal continues to get better in each every training session.

The success of these three young talented players is once again a testament to the hours of hard work they’ve put in to becoming the best that they can possibly be. Young players need to recognize that success always comes at an expense and that there is no substitute for putting in the hours of training by yourself or with your friends out side of actual team training time.


January 28, 2010
We have just gone live with our brand new website which now allows you to register online.

January 26, 2010
As a young child growing up in a poverty stricken shack with twelve siblings on the small island of Tobago, Kevin Nelson had only one dream and that was to make it as a professional player abroad. His story is one of inspiration and reality of what children in third world countries go through on a daily basis. Though his family preferred for him to give up playing soccer in exchange for an education, he never let the flame of his burning desire get blown out. He would daily starve himself and use his food money to buy a bus ticket to get to training at the St. Clair Coaching School. He truly believed that Coach Birtil Sinclair would help him achieve freedom from the bondage of poverty and provide him the knowledge and ability to succeed in becoming a professional one day.

As Kevin continued to work hard and dedicate his life to the beautiful game, he began to see light at the end of the tunnel after being selected to the Trinidad and Tobago youth national team. However, that dream was short lived as he realized that he had a long ways to go after receiving a thrashing at the hands of two very talented CONCACAF sides, Mexico and the US.

Like a true professional would have done, Kevin analyzed his failures and came to the realization that he would have to fully dedicate his life to the game on and off the field whether it was eating, sleeping, resting or training during the day. Kevin pressed on and began to make waves amongst the National team coaches in T&T and was selected to the Under 20 and Olympic teams and eventually was able to get abroad to Europe on a trial with clubs in Germany, Belgium and England.

Kevin Nelson become a professional player and played in every continent on this globe except for Africa. After a succesfull 12 year career around the world, Kevin settled down in Ottawa to take up his new passion in life, serving children. With his high energy, technical ability, fit body and enthusiasm for life Kevin has made a significant impact on the youth soccer players of Ottawa since he first moved here in May, 2008.

With the support of all the young soccer players who train with us at Parmar Sports Training, Kevin has put together a drive to collect soccer donations to send to back to the school which provided him the stepping stone out of the world of poverty. If you have any soccer gear, including cleats, shin guards, shorts, jerseys, goalie gloves, and goalie shorts we would love to collect them from you.

Both Kevin Nelson and Sanjeev Parmar are both hoping that they will be able to make a trip down to Trinidad and Tobago in 2010 to run a week long training camp for the kids on behalf of Parmar Sports Training.

January 24, 2010
Sanjeev Parmar Interview with Indian Tribune Newspaper:

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2009/20091220/sports.htm

January 22, 2010
Kristina Kiss Will Represent the EODSA at the Algarve Cup Symposium

As part of the EODSA's Coach Development plan, the EODSA Board of Directors decided to select a coach from our district to attend the 2010 Algarve Cup Symposium. The Symposium is presented by the NSCAA and the NSCAA Women's Committee.

After receiving several nominations from our clubs, a selection committee appointed by the EODSA Board of Directors has selected Kristina Kiss to attend this important event. Her combination of playing and coaching experience makes her an ideal representative for our District. Ms. Kiss will report back to the district through a written report and presentation to interested coaches, to ensure that the information presented at the symposium is as widely disseminated as possible within the District.

January 10, 2010
In association with the Australian Sports Commission and the Sports Department of Punjab, Gurmangal Das, president of Youth Football Club Rurka Kalan invited Sanjeev Parmar to Punjab, India to run a six day Grassroots Coaches Training Program. The program was organized from December 15 - 20 at the YFC academy in Rurkakalan. We were able to attract 25 coaches from around the state of Punjab. Coaches came from various villages and cities with different personal coaching backgrounds with the intention of learning and growing as coaches. Registration began at 12pm with our program coordinator, Mr. Amarjit Dari at which time participants were provided with the requisite stationery along with file folders.

 

YFC President, Gurmangal Das gave a motivating welcome note in which he addressed all the participants and thanked them for participating in YFC's first annual coaching development program. The president thanked the Australian Sports Commission and Sports Department of Punjab for providing the appropriate financial assistance in making this event become a reality. Mr. Gurmangal Das encouraged the coaches to fully immerse themselves by sharing ideas and concerns in an attempt to make the most of the six day program.

On December 18, Sanjeev was invited by Samir Thapar, president of Punjab Football Association and owner of JCT Mills Professional Football Team to run a training session for the boys. Sanjeev ran a light one hour technical session which involved various passing combinations to goal.

On the closing day of the program, coaches were invited to run a 20 minute session in which they were provided constructive feedback.


Overall, the trip was a great success and much credit is to be given to Gurmangal Das for initiating the project.


COACHING SESSION VIDEOS

Day 2 - Session 1

Day 3 - Session 1

Day 3 - Session 2

Day 4 - Session 1

Day 5 - Session 1

Day 5 - Session 2

Day 6 - Coaches Evaluations

Day 6 - Closing Ceremonies

Interview with the Indian Tribune Newspaper