MFA encourages the development of skills, player communication, match IQ, finishing, dribbling, football details including movement into space, receiving, innovation in possession, creative play and teamwork. We have U9-U-11 teams + Metro U-21 team. Each 10 month academy season is considered a project in both player and team development. We achieve this with up to three weekly sessions, including two high quality on field sessions + one unique session that will turn on its head what players interpret as football conditioning. Each week concludes with a competitive weekend match.
Player centred training approach
For players of all levels through professional coaching, programs, and support from our affiliate partners.
The MFA approach leads to skillful players, personal growth, creativity on the field, teaching game IQ, problem solving, playing consistently with a high tempo while always developing game technique.
Our Academy ethos include: commitment, participation, creative play, effort and passion.
We have several key development factors that make our players stand out
- Consistent high quality coaching
- Practical game transferable sessions
- Developing IQ and performance details.
- Focus on skill, technique and creative play.
- MFA has professional partnership with Celtic FC of Scotland. Each 10 month MFA curriculum includes activities used by Celtic FC Academy
- Train like an Athlete: Professional studio designed for football fitness
Complete Training Program
Empire Fields + Train Like an Athlete
On field sessions take place at Empire Fields beside the PNE. Football fitness sessions take place at Train like an Athlete. facility located blocks from our home field: Empire.
Our Team & Coaches
Founder, EXOS Performance Specialist & FIFA Nationally Trained Head Coach
FIFA Nationally Trained Licence, Athlete Performance Mentorship with EXOS, Coerver Youth Diploma. Owner of the Train like an Athlete studio and founder of Micro Footie. Jason was Head Coach of Vancouver District in 2016 & 2018 BC Summer Games.
Academy Coach & Former Pro Player
Assistant coach to BC Summer Games team in 2016 & 2018. Former pro player with an eye in developing a players game IQ.
C Licence coach. Assistant coach to BC Summer Games team in 2016 & 2018. Jorge is a magnificent young C Licence coach and head coach of our development sessions.
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Scotty is an expert in body science and has a proven track record in developing youth athletes.
Stacy is the programs administrator at Micro Footie. Her commitment to the development of the organization has helped expand the programs, while adhering to the founders vision and mission of excellence, passion and growth.