DERO UNITED FUTBOL ACADEMY

Dwayne "DeRo" De Rosario

Dwayne Anthony DeRosario is a retired Canadian professional soccer player, who played as a forward or as an attacking midfielder. A versatile attacker, he played for the Toronto Lynx, FSV Zwickau and Richmond Kickers early in his career. He came to prominence in the 2000s playing in Major League Soccer for the San Jose Earthquakes, Houston Dynamo, Toronto FC, New York Red Bulls and D.C. United. A four-time MLS Cup champion, he also won the 2011 MLS Most Valuable Player award. He is the sixth-leading scorer in MLS history with 104 goals.

Internationally, DeRosario represented the Canadian national team from 1998 to 2015 where he is their all-time leading scorer, with 22 goals in 81 games. DeRosario is a 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup champion and four-time Canadian Player of the Year. As part of the Canadian Soccer Association's 2012 centennial celebration, he was honoured on the all-time Canada XI men's team. 

Dwayne DeRosario

Dwayne Anthony DeRosario is a retired Canadian professional soccer player, who played as a forward or as an attacking midfielder. A versatile attacker, he played for the Toronto Lynx, FSV Zwickau and Richmond Kickers early in his career. He came to prominence in the 2000s playing in Major League Soccer for the San Jose Earthquakes, Houston Dynamo, Toronto FC, New York Red Bulls and D.C. United. A four-time MLS Cup champion, he also won the 2011 MLS Most Valuable Player award. He is the sixth-leading scorer in MLS history with 104 goals.

Internationally, DeRosario represented the Canadian national team from 1998 to 2015 where he is their all-time leading scorer, with 22 goals in 81 games. DeRosario is a 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup champion and four-time Canadian Player of the Year. As part of the Canadian Soccer Association's 2012 centennial celebration, he was honoured on the all-time Canada XI men's team. 

Academy Director Tony DeRosario

Coaching Career

  • Over 30 years coaching experience
  • Most Recently:
    • 2012 — Asst Coach U16 Boys Provincial Team
    • 2011 — Asst Coach Guyana National Men`s Team
    • 2010 — Asst Coach Guyana National Women`s Team
    • 2007-2009 — Head Coach Wexford U12/U14 Team
    • 2007-2008 — Technical Director Wexford

Certification/Licences :

  • National B License
  • Provincial B License

Tony DeRosario

Coaching Career

  • Over 30 years coaching experience
  • Most Recently:
    • 2012 — Asst Coach U16 Boys Provincial Team
    • 2011 — Asst Coach Guyana National Men`s Team
    • 2010 — Asst Coach Guyana National Women`s Team
    • 2007-2009 — Head Coach Wexford U12/U14 Team
    • 2007-2008 — Technical Director Wexford

Certification/Licences :

  • National B License
  • Provincial B License

Our Team

Billy Blake
Technical Staff / LTPD Manager

Coaching Career

  • 16 Years experience in coaching
  • Part of WISC technical staff
  • Helped to integrate LTPD into WISC
  • Ran U7 All-Star Program at WISC
  • Helped coach WISC 1995 Boys to Ontario Cup and Robbie Finals

 

Certification/Licences :

  • Provincial B License

 

 

Yaw Donkor
Technical Staff/Academy Operations

Coaching Career

  • Assistant Coach Whitby Iroquois 2002 girls and 2003 boys
  • Assistant Coach Ajax FC 2003 boys
  • Robbie Champions Whitby 2002 girls
  • Dero-velopment Staff Coach since 2011

 

Certification/Licences :

  • OSA Provincial C level candidate
  • Coerver Youth Diploma 1

 

Danijel Peternel
Goal Keeper Coach

Coaching Career

  • Durham Celtic Mens Provincial Elite Assistant Coach/Goalie Coach 2015-2016
  • Scarborough City SC Assistant Coach/Goalie Coach 2013 -2014
  • Oshawa Kicks Assistant Coach/Goalie Coach 2008-2012

Certification/Licences :

  • Soccer for Life 
  • Make Ethical Decisions
  • Respect in Soccer

 

 

David Higgins
Technical Staff

 

Coaching Career

  • 2003-2006  Head Coach Scarborough National Malvern  S.C  Boys 1995 u9-u11
  • 2008-2010 Head Coach Toronto TnT O.W.S.L
  • 2010-2014 Head Coach Scarborough National Malvern S.C 2002 & 2005
  • 2014-2015 Scarborough Azzuri  Head Coach 2005 boys

Certification/Licences :

  • OSA Provincial C license candidate

 

 

Miguel Silva
Technical Staff

Coaching Career

  • 4 years at Inter Oshawa as Assistant Coach from 2003 to 2007.
  • Assistant Coach with Toronto Celtic from 2012 to 2015
  • Assistant Coach with Scarborough City from 2012 to 2014

 

Certification/Licences :

  • OSA Provincial C level candidate 

Kevin Forde
Technical Staff

Coaching Career

  • Assistant Coach: Pickering SC Cougars 94 Boys 6 years 2002-2008
  • Assistant Coach: Ajax SC Strikers 2003 Boys 1 years 2011-2012
  • Head Coach 2012-14: Ajax SC Strikers A & B 2003 Boys 2 years

 

Certification/Licences :

  • OSA Provincial C level candidate 

Paul DeRosario
Technical Staff

Coaching Career

  • 2011-2013 Head Coach for Girls 2000 team Scarborough United W.S.C
    •  Won 2 league titles
  • 2013-2014 Head Coach for Girls 2000 team Pickering Soccer Club
    • Won the league title
    • Promoted to OYSL
    • Robbie Runner-up
  • 2011-current DeRo Development and Power Training Coach

 

Certification/Licences :

  • OSA Provincial C level candidate

 

 

Taylor Lord
Technical Staff

Coaching Career

•Technical Staff – Oshawa Kicks
•Head Coach 2003 & 2004 Oshawa Kicks Boys
•Head Coach U11 Boys DRSA District Program
•Robbie Champions Whitby 2002 girls
•Assistant coach Seneca College Men’s Soccer Program
•Assistant coach U14 Boys Dayton Dutch Lions (Dayton, OH 2012)

Certification/Licences :

•OSA Pre-B
•Provincial B License
•Learn to Train
•Soccer for Life

Mark DeRosario
DeRo Fit Trainer

If you believe it, you can achieve it

Born and raised in Scarborough, ON  this was the moto I heard growing up. Soccer has always been a motivating force in my family, which has helped to inspire my passion in soccer and athletics training. I have years of experience training athletes of all ages, with a focus on speed, agility, strength and technical training to improve performance levels and help them take their game to the next level. I also offer mentorship by teaching the importance of discipline, confidence and health & nutrition in my training sessions. Clinically, I have worked as an active care specialist for the past 3 years treating various clients with chronic health problems.  My sessions are guaranteed to be fun, focused and sure to get you sweating. I love what I do and believe that together we can create a healthy lifestyle, resulting in a healthier, happier you.

Please contact me for personal training sessions @ 416-302-2821