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ISMAILI YOUTH SOCCER ACADEMY 
A Youth Soccer Program

Soccer Practice

ABOUT ISMAILI YOUTH SOCCER ACADEMY (IYSA) 

IYSA has been operating since 2002. We are an academy that takes pride in giving back to the community with inclusive, diverse and equitable programs.

Our focus is on providing affordable and fun programs for all our participants and their families.

Our objective is to provide opportunities for youth to develop confidence, competence and motivation to take with them in their everyday lives.

Some of our values consist of community engagement, providing inclusive programs and providing a professional environment for all youth to learn, develop and grow. 

IYSA aspires to continue growing and developing our training programs to better serve and inspire youth on their journey to excel on and off the soccer pitch.  

About

IYSA IS PROUD TO BE WORKING WITH SPORT FOR LIFE

Using the recent success of the Canadian women’s and men’s national soccer teams as fanship for racialized newcomers, Ismaili Youth Soccer Academy has collaborated with Sport For Life on an initiative to see if fanship will impact the participation of New to Canada Participants in the sport of soccer, while further creating more opportunities for participation.

 

 

 

 

Sport for Life is a nationally recognized not-for-profit organization consisting of sport and physical literacy advisors. By bridging gaps between sectors, creating new collaborations, and mobilizing knowledge to communities, Sport for Life aims to create a future in which absolutely everyone has access to quality sport and physical literacy experiences.

6 PRINCIPLES OF IYSA

6 PRINCIPLES OF IYSA

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Respect

Focus

Confidence

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Self Discipline

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Safety

Leadership

WHY REGISTER WITH IYSA?

WHY REGISTER WITH IYSA?

Soccer Match

We provide fun, inclusive and diverse technical programs for all our participants to develop their technical abilities. The development of technical abilities will build their confidence on the ball and in game like situations.

Start Young & Build Technical Skills
Soccer Player

We focus our programs around helping all our participants develop their physical literacy. Which helps develop their confidence, competence and motivation to be physically active starting at a young age.

Physical Literacy
 
Playing Soccer

Our programs highlight the importance of overall health, well-being and community engagement. Our programs aim to be more diverse by collaborating with professionals in mental health and physical health.

Stay Healthy and Connected
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IYSA PRESENTS
SOKAKICKZ

Sokakickz is a program developed by the Ismaili Youth Soccer Academy (IYSA) born out of Vancouver, B.C.

Sokakickz was created in 2019 with the purpose of continuing to engage and train youth in soccer during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sokakickz strategically adopted video conference training sessions using platforms such as Zoom to carry out personalized and focused skills-based training with the assistance of skills coaches and elite athletes globally. 

SokaKickz aims to continue to inspire youth and provide them with the tools and training to continue to excel in the sport of soccer while meeting and connecting with other members from different corners of the world. 

Stay tuned for upcoming Zoom training sessions! 

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UPCOMING YOUTH TRAINING PROGRAMS

Summer 2023 trainings completed. Stay tuned for upcoming trainings in 2024!

MEET THE TEAM

MEET THE TEAM

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Imran Ranmall

Soccer Convenor

Imran works full time at an Adult Day Centre running recreational programs for older adults. He has been coaching youth soccer for the last 10 years and holds his CSA C License. Imran coaches in the community with Wesburn FC as a head coach, coaches with Whitecaps FC as a Grassroots coach and does some consulting around Safe Sport in collaboration with BC Soccer.

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Amyn Bhulji

Founder and Director

IYSA represents a dream come true for Amyn. He started playing soccer from a young age & played semi professional with Nyota Football Club in Tanzania. Amyn has a vision to develop and train youth to become professional soccer players in an all inclusive environment while simultaneously developing core, lifelong skills.

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Karim Jaffer (UK)

Head Coach & Technical Director

Karim is the President of Tattenhoe FC in Milton Keynes in UK. He is also the Head Coach & Technical Director of IYSA.

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Sophia Virani

Operations & Marketing  Coordinator

Sophia currently plays 7-a-side co-ed soccer and takes great pleasure in helping youth build sports skills from an early stage. Her love for soccer blossomed when competing in the Dubai Ismaili Jubilee Games 2016 representing Team UK. She derives joy in helping young girls build confidence on and off the soccer pitch. Sophia aspires to continue inspiring youth to explore and unlock their hidden potential.

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Ahmad Devji

Youth Engagement Coordinator

Ahmad is currrently a student at the University of Western Ontario. He has a background in young and youth development in fields such as camps, sports and education. As the youth engagement lead for IYSA his goal is to encourage participation from the players and produce an exciting camp this year!

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Qader Juma

Youth Development Coordinator

Qader has been involved for almost a decade with Ismaili Men's Football Club (IFC) who are currently Champions in their division, and also plays on a co-ed Urban Rec team. Qader has a love and passion for the game having experience in majority of the positions from a striker to a defenceman. In his younger years, Qader was a youth participant in IYSA and is now excited to be helping youth develop their soccer skills as he once did. 

Contact

CONTACT US

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