“Dear Richard,

I am grateful for the opportunity to participate in the Bison’s Women’s Soccer Camp this summer for the second consecutive year. This camp was truly an amazing experience, combining university level soccer training with intensive running strategies. I felt as though I was in an environment where everyone shared the love for soccer. Being able to play with girls older and younger than myself enabled me to see where I stand, and was helpful in setting goals for myself. I was honoured to receive MVP both years I participated in the camp.”

“It goes to show that when you put your mind to something and set a goal, you can achieve it!”


“I have participated in several years of soccer fitness training and truly believe it has and will continue to help me along my soccer journey. I am extremely thankful for this opportunity and would recommend it to anyone who wants to advance in their skill levels.”

Sofia Viola

2003-born Female

Unionville-Milliken Soccer Club


“My daughter’s fitness has improved in leaps and bounds in the few short months she’s been training with you, and this camp was a perfect way to reinforce the importance of fitness in soccer.

I also noticed it got her thinking more about the future.  College is not all that far away and she got a taste of what it might be like in advance.  That’s important as it gives her a sense of purpose when she goes back to her regular routine with her team.

The best part for me was the measurement of performance with benchmarks to make it clear how she has progressed and how much she still needs to progress to get to the next level.  It’s a real confidence booster to know the numbers have improved.”


“Sometimes you get into a rut, maybe have a bad day and you may think you’ve worked hard for many years with no improvement.  But when there are numbers that show otherwise, your confidence can come back quickly.  Numbers don’t lie!”


Jeffry Csima

Parent, Amanda Csima

2004-born female, Markham Youth Soccer Club 


“Thanks so much Richard for giving our girls this amazing opportunity!”

“Emma loved every minute of it!”

Julien van Dinther

Parent, Emma Van Dinther

2002-born Female

Oak Ridges Soccer Club


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“Hi Richard and Vanessa,

I just wanted to say thank you to you both for running the camp this past week. I really appreciated the opportunity to train with you both, as well as all the information I received about the University! It’s a great program that I am very interested in and would like to learn more about.”

“Thank you again to you both for the hard work and planning put in to the camp. It was truly a great experience!”

Emma Silva

2001-born Female

Kleinburg-Nobleton Soccer Club

“Thanks Richard, Coach Vanessa and the team.  I believe these three days truly gave my daughter a perspective of what is expected to play and to be successful at the University level.   She still has a few more years but I am sure she will take away what she learned to make the right choices once she enters high school.  The guest speaker(s) confirmed the importance of school, good grades and hard work.  Listening to someone tell their story makes it “real”, not just parents nagging at them.”

“Well done!  Isabella is in for next year!”

Alexandra Bonofiglio

Parent, Isabella Bonofiglio

2003-born Female

Richmond Hill Soccer Club

Hi Richard and Vanessa,

thank you again for this wonderful experience!”

“Rachel is already looking forward to the next ID camp!”

Avi Mills

Parent, Rachel Veldhoen

2003-born Female

Unionville-Milliken Soccer Club

“Hey Richard,

As usual, the camp exceeded my expectations. Vanessa was a great coach to observe in action and I learned a great deal from her.

Sophia enjoyed meeting you, Farzad and Coach Vanessa.”

“She especially enjoyed training in a competitive atmosphere.  We are planning on coming back next year!”

Peter Polillo

Parent, Sophia Polillo

2002-born Female

Hamilton United Soccer Club

“Hi Coach Vanessa and Richard,

I just wanted to thank you for running the soccer ID camp. I had a good time and gained valuable knowledge about University soccer life.”

“I know I will be able to utilise the addition skills I learned in the camp on my regular soccer team.”

“Thanks once again and I’m looking forward to seeing both of you again.”

Tuesday Kaiser

2000-born Female

Oak Ridges Soccer Club