Marpole Soccer Club's Player Development is run by our Technical Director Dino Anastopulos. Dino is a FIFA licensed player agent and has been involved with soccer for over 25 years.
A European player placement company gave Dino the exclusive representation rights to identify young talent for the CONCACAF and CONMEBOL REGIONS (www.footballtalentshop.com)
In addition to the following:
- Goalkeeping Level 3 Diploma NSCAA
- Advanced National Diploma NSCAA
- BC Provincial C Certification (under previous standards)
for educational purposes, Dino regularly visits and is invited to visit pro team trainings and academy trainings in Europe.
-has been involved with coaching soccer for over 25 years
-coached U19 Vancouver Selects team one of the years that a team at the U19 age group was allowed to play in youth soccer. The players on this team were U17 aged players
-coached the 2002 and 2012 Zone 5 BC Summer Games boys soccer teams
-licensed coach with his provincial C certification (under the old certification standards),NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 3
-licensed FIFA agent
-has been sending players to play professional in Europe and to the US since the mid 90's
-currently has players playing in Europe in Germany and Greece (one of which is the third back up goalkeeper in WC 2010 South Africa for the national team of Portugal)
-2011 placed one of his own players with TFC of the MLS and this player capped May 29, 2010 with the Canadian Mens National Team
-continues to coach and is currently coaching in the Vancouver Metro Soccer League (the "VMSL") since 1994.
-board member of the VMSL since 2000
-looks for talent and trains players to enhance their skills and chances when sending them overseas for tryouts with professional clubs
-has personally trained and continues to work with the players the players he has solely placed abroad
-for educational purposes, regularly visits and is invited to visit pro team trainings and academy trainings in Europe
-Technical Director for the Marpole Soccer Club