Toronto Blizzard Soccer Club
Developing a Better Human Being Through Soccer
Helping High Performance Players Attain Scholarships/National Team Status/Pro

ABOUT

HI PERFORMANCE TRAINING FOR PLAYERS TAILORED TO OBTAINING SCHOLARSHIPS FROM D1 US SCHOOLS
Toronto Blizzard Program The Toronto Blizzard Soccer Club runs training programs that are directly tailored to US D1 schools. We prepare players to be equal to &/or better than the majority of ECNL Clubs. We run exhibition games and are play 8-12, D1 schools annually. We train players at a higher intensity level than normal. Players learn a high level of tactical and physical awareness and are tested on a regular ongoing basis. Our program is specifically geared towards student athletes obtaining scholarship opportunities.

VISION

To provide every player in Ontario with a free education need be in Canada or the US via the most credible soccer programs, one built upon the expertise, passion and discipline of our founding members and operated under competent and caring leadership.

HISTORY

THE "FATHER" OF TFC
Toronto Blizzard - Historic Meet the Toronto Blizzard, the "father" of Toronto FC. The Forerunners to the Blizzard were the Toronto Metros who joined the NASL in 1971. The Toronto Blizzard were a professional soccer club based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada that played in the North American Soccer League and rostered some of soccer's greatest players. From 1971 - 1975 the Toronto Metros played in the NASL out of Toronto Varsity Stadium. In 1975 the team was purchased for $250,000 by the Toronto Croatia of the National Soccer League (NSL), and the team became known as the Toronto Metros-Croatia. In the next season the club won the 1976 Soccer Bowl championship. Although a successful season they struggled financially. Then the Global Television Network purchased the corporation on February 1, 1979 for $2.6 million. Following the purchase, Toronto Croatia returned to the NSL as a separate club and the team was renamed the Toronto Blizzard. Under the new ownership, attendances doubled and from 1979 to 1983 and the Blizzard played home games at Exhibition Stadium before returning to Varsity Stadium for their final season in 1984.

The team were the runners-up for the league championship in 1983, losing the Soccer Bowl to the Tulsa Roughnecks 2-0 in front of nearly 60, 000 people at Vancouver's BC Place Stadium. They were runners-up again in 1984 when they lost to the Chicago Sting two games to none in a best of three championship series. The club was coached in these final two years by Bobby Houghton, assisted by Dave Turner. The Blizzard qualified for the play-offs on two other occasions, in 1979 and 1982, losing in the first round on both those occasions.

Prominent players included Clyde Best, Željko Bilecki, Jimmy Bone, Roberto Bettega, Drew Busby, David Byrne, Cliff Calvert, Tony Chursky, Pasquale De Luca, David Fairclough, Charlie Falzon, Colin Franks, George Gibbs, Jimmy Greenhoff, Steve Harris-Byrne, Graham Hatley, Paul Hammond, Paul James, Conny Karlsson, Victor Kodelja, Sam Lenarduzzi, Peter Lorimer, Ivan Lukacevic,Trevor McCallum, Colin Miller, Mike McLenaghen, Willie McVie, Alan Merrick, Charlie Mitchell, Juan Carlos Molina, Jan Möller, Francesco Morini, Jimmy Nicholl, Ace Ntsoelengoe, John Paskin, Rob Prentice, Randy Ragan, Neill Roberts, Malcolm Robertson, Peter Roe, Jomo Sono, Derek Spalding, Gordon Sweetzer, Blagoje Tamindžic, Jose Velasquez, Drago Vabec, and Bruce Wilson. Let's not forget the Metros greats like the Black Panther Portuguese footballer Eusebio, Croatian striker Ivan Lukacevic, Ivan Grnja, and Brazilian Ivair Ferreira to name a few. In 2010, the 1976 Soccer Bowl winning team was inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame.

Today the Toronto Blizzard organization is back once again like a Phoenix ready to rise from the ashes of the past to e reborn once again to greatness This time the first teams to be created are for the Women's game with plans for the men's side to follow suit shortly. The Toronto Blizzard Team will be looking to start play in the summer of 2017 in League One Ontario soccer. League One is the PROAM (Professional Amateur) development Soccer League of Ontario and is considered the official division 3 soccer in North America. Look for many great things to happen with the Toronto Blizzard organization in the near future.

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High Performance Sports Program

Designed to train players to think and play at a rapid pace and high intensity!

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SCHOLARSHIP

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PROCESS

The program operates separately from the individual club team and helps players and parents to understand the scholarship process of how to go about obtaining a fully funded scholarship from a college or university.


METHODS

  • Train intensively together (individually and as a Team)
  • Showcase their talents to US and Canadian colleges and universities with opportunities in Europe
  • Educate the student athlete about the opportunities and realities of pursuing a scholarship and playing at the collegiate level
  • Drive student athletes through a high performance program (which includes physical, nutrition, mental, technical, tactical, Education and Social)
  • Tour colleges and universities to better understand the type of campus/school, size, distance, educational program
  • Provided an understanding of the SAT-ACT testing process and prepare players for testing

GOAL
To develop an overal better human being through soccer!

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SCHEDULE

Dates: October 29th to April 30th The showcase program operates outside of the normal club structure and has team coaches and trainers appointed to oversee the individuals and teams coaches. Players train 5x a week as outlined in the schedule below...

    Training
  • Monday
    York U,
    Track & Field Centre
    (7:00-9:00pm)
  • Wednesday
    York U,
    Track & Field Centre
    (7:00-9:00pm)
  • Friday
    Wild Water Kingdom
    (7:30-9:00pm)
  • Saturday
    Wild Water Kingdom
    (11:00-2:00pm)
  • Sunday
    Wild Water Kingdom
    (11:30-1:00pm)

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SESSIONS

    Training Sessions with the underlying fundamental premise being education.
  • Indoors at York U Track & Field Centre
    (Fitness, Conditioning , and core training)
  • Indoor classroom sessions and video sessions @ Toronto Azzuri Club House
  • Training tactics including but not limited to ...
  • technical, tactical, team shape, possession and non- possession phase,
  • mental toughness
  • Syles of play
  • Patterns of play
  • Structure and organization
  • Believeing in each other
  • Confidence in shooting
  • Making proper runs
  • Soccer sense
  • Possesion based
  • When to Man mark
  • Counter Atacking
  • Combination play
  • Individual creativity
  • Playing out of the back
  • and higher level soccer training...
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GAMES

    Travel
  • Feb 24,25,26
    PDA Showcase Games
    Boys U10, U14, U16
    Girls U10, U14, U18
  • March Break - US Schools
  • March Break - European Experience and Showcase
    Exhibition Games
  • At various locations within the Greater Toronto Area
  • At Canadian & US schools, ECNL and top club teams
    Showcasing
  • Within a 3-10 hr driving radius as US Schools
  • I.e., Michigan, Pittsburg, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, Kentucky, etc.
  • March Break (Further Distances/Overseas)
    Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisana,Kentucky, Carolina's

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OVERVIEW

    (General Guidelines)
  • 3 Months
    - Strength & Power
  • 1.5 Month
    - Explosive Strength
  • 1 Month
    - Speed Endurance
  • 2 Weeks
    - Pure Speed
Ourdoor season begins.
    We FOCUS on CORE,CORE,CORE as well as
  • Flexibility
  • Agility
  • Mobility
The training is age appropriate and we also introduce weight training to Sr players and boys. We include Plyometrics SAQ and Soccer Specific training

Get in touch with us and let us know how you want us to be involved!

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Toronto Blizzard

Contact: Joe Parolini
President
4995 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 3A4
(905) 893-0696

Email: joeparo@rogers.com

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