Our recreational program will continue to provide soccer for every player
who wishes to play within our community.
For each age group the competitive program will have teams represented
at all tiers of competitive soccer and will also offer quality programming for
those desiring a lower level of commitment.
Through prudent financial management and fundraising initiatives, the
Richmond Girls Soccer Association will continue to secure the use of year-
round training facilities within the community in collaboration with the City
of Richmond and/or the Richmond School Board.
Our elite players will be regularly securing scholarships to university and
college programs and competing for places on BCSPL, Provincial and
Our top-level coaches will share their coaching expertise with less
experienced coaches and older players creating a cycle of knowledge that
will sustain Richmond Girls Soccer Association into the future.
New complements to our staff of professional coaches will be recruited
primarily from players graduating from our program.
Players of all abilities will return year after year because at Richmond Girls
Soccer Association they learn skills and improve their game while having a
Long Term Player Development is the primary objective of Richmond Girls
Soccer Association. This development breaks down into four components:
Technical, Tactical, Physical, and Psychological. As the age level increases,
different components are stressed.
Technical growth: The individual ability to handle the ball consists of: dribbling,
passing, receiving, shooting, heading, and goal keeping. A solid Technical
foundation increases the players’ ability to understand the Tactical aspects of the
Tactical awareness: A player must understand when to apply the appropriate
technique based on the demands placed upon them by their opponents. Tactical
awareness is a players understanding of a system of play or strategy. As a
player progresses through age groups, Tactical play becomes a major
component of our teaching.
Physical ability: Soccer is a demanding physical sport, and each player will
need to obtain a certain level of fitness. A majority of this fitness training takes
place in the actual training exercises. Physical fitness determines a lot in the
game of soccer. When players become physically tired, they become mentally
tired. When they become mentally tired they can no longer perform the technical
skills needed. When players lose their technical ability, their tactics disappears.
Psychological understanding: How a player reacts to certain situations can
either help or hurt the overall team effort. Our goal is to focus on the present.
Soccer is a game of mistakes. This is how we learn. We will work to focus all of
our players energies in a positive manner, and on things they can control.
We believe in the right of all individuals to pursue their personal levels of
excellence. The Richmond Girls Soccer Association will strive at all times to
sustain club excellence.
We believe in soccer being fun.
We believe in fairness on and off the field of play, as characterized by equality,
integrity and trust.
We believe in free and open communication and respect for the views, role and
contribution of all.
We believe that those who coach and lead soccer teams and activities at the
Richmond Girls Soccer Association have a responsibility to teach and apply the
values of the the club. We also believe that youth participation in sport builds
Brent Branker| Coaching background includes:
- RGSA Technical and Development Coach from 2012 to present
- RYSA 1994 boys Provincial Champs, National Championship Finals
- RYSA 1997 boys multiple Provincial Championships at the metro level
- Argentina AC ( Vancouver Metro Premier) First Division Champions
- Fusion FC 1997 and 1998 Boys ( BCSPL)
- RGSA 2001 girls metro (current)
- Fusion FC 1998 Girls ( BCSPL/current)
- Whitecaps FC training Camps
- Caribbean All Stars 2005 Nations Cup Champions
- National B Trained Coach
- Provincial B Trained Coach
- Fatima College ( Trinidad WI)
- Langara College (Vancouver BC)
- Certified Auto Body Technician
- Certified Auto Body Estimator
Playing background includes:
- Trinidad and Tobago National U17 Team
- Richmond Olympics Premier ( VMSL)
- Argentina AC (VMSL) top scorer
- Various teams in the Richmond Premier Soccer League which lead to numerous Provincial Championships, MVP awards and scoring titles
- Fatima College (Trinidad WI) Intercollege Championships 3 years in a row
- Langara College: National champions, all Canadian Award, Top Scorer
- Caribbean All Stars 2005 Nations Cup Champions
• Fusion FC
2011 to present
FC 2010 to present
• RGSA 2012 to present
• U14 Girls
Provincial Team in 2013
• U16 Girls
Provincial Team in 2014
• Western Canada
Games in 2015
• Bachelor of
Commerce –Sauder School of Business
Coach (Children, Youth and Senior)
playing in the womens premier league
• played high
level soccer in youth
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RICHMOND GIRLS SOCCER ASSOCIATION |
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The operations of the Richmond Girls Soccer Association are overseen by a Board of Directors that are elected by our membership. The Board strives to uphold the Clubs' constitution while ensuring that all of the programs operate in a manner that adheres to our stated goal of providing all participants in our programs with a rewarding, enjoyable soccer playing experience.
As of June 19 2018, the Board of Directors is comprised of the following ten individuals:
- Diana Trueman (President) expires in June 2021
- Marty Mueller (Vice President) expires in June 2020
- Matt Langelaan (Treasurer) expires in June 2020
- Kelly Duran (Secretary) expires in June 2021
Board of Director
- Nonie Nashlund expires in June 2021
- Sean Lawson expires in June 2021
- Mandhir Punia expires in June 2020
- Bryan Wevers expires in June 2020
- Richard Wang expires in June 2020
- Mike Harrower expires in June 2021
The Richmond Girls Soccer Association Values have been established to remind
players, parents, coaches and staff that the life skills and experience obtained
through participation in skill development, competition and teamwork are far
more valuable than just winning on the field of play.
To create a fun and safe learning environment where players, coaches and
parents can play and mature through the game of soccer.
The Richmond Girls Soccer Association is dedicated to helping all our soccer
players realize their sporting potential. All coaching is crafted to our players'
specific levels of commitment and stages of development. It is our steadfast
belief that young players who are encouraged to express their own natural ability,
who are comfortable trying new things and who are not afraid to make mistakes
will better reach their potential and develop a life-long love of the game. Lessons
learned on the soccer pitch and training ground create good habits and life skills
that will equip our young athletes for future success in any field.
The Richmond Girls Soccer Association will become a “league leader” in the
soccer community, with a growing reputation for excellent coach and player
development and effective club administration.
Soccer will be coached, played and supported in accordance with the spirit of the
game, represented by fair play and sportsmanship.
Please click on the link below to read Richmond Girl's Soccer Constitution. |