Meet Our Team!

 
 
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Giuseppe (Joe) Parolini

Toronto Blizzard Head Coach

Toronto Blizzard Head Coach 1999 & League 1 Womens

Cell (416) 805-1294

Tel: (905) 893-0696

E-mail: joeparo@rogers.com

Highlights

  • Graduated 21 players in 2017 class to full scholarships.

  • Graduated 18 of 19 players to full scholarships for 2016 class.

  • Expertise in the soccer community has been focused in the capacity of coaching, and training youth development initiatives.

  • Extensive experience in soccer from the grass roots up the pyramid to the World Cup Team (1986) & National Youth Teams (Men’s & Women’s National Teams)

  • U/20 National Youth Team (staff ), 1984

  • U/16 National Youth Team (staff ),1980-84

  • York University – Assistant Coach – 1979-82

  • Toronto Blizzard (Canadian Soccer League) *General Manager, 1987-1993

  • Member (trainer) of the 1986 Canadian Men’s World Cup Team (Mexico)

  • Member (Team Manager) of 2011 Canadian Women’s World Cup Team (Germany)

  • Staff member with Canadian WNT 2009-2011 with Carolina Morace

  • Played for famous Toronto City SC (Dave Jones-Head Coach & won numerous scoring Titles, along with Ontario Cup Champions with Toronto Termitana

  • Inducted into Soccer Hall of Fame (trainer of the “Team of Distinction”

Joe Parolini - Canadian Men’s & Women’s National Team

Photo with France + Juventus Captain, Michel Platini, prior to kick off between Canada & France in Azteca Stadium at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. L-R (Kevin Muldoon, Joe Parolini, Michel Platini, & Bob Bearpark).

Photo with France + Juventus Captain, Michel Platini, prior to kick off between Canada & France in Azteca Stadium at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. L-R (Kevin Muldoon, Joe Parolini, Michel Platini, & Bob Bearpark).

1986 World Cup, Mexico poster with autographs from staff & players

1986 World Cup, Mexico poster with autographs from staff & players

Infamous Photo of when whistle blew in St. John's Newfoundland as Canada beat Honduras 2-1 to qualify for the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. (Left to right) Joe Parolini, Tony Waiters, Les Wilson, & Kevin Muldoon

Infamous Photo of when whistle blew in St. John's Newfoundland as Canada beat Honduras 2-1 to qualify for the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. (Left to right) Joe Parolini, Tony Waiters, Les Wilson, & Kevin Muldoon

Original jersey of Brazilian Captain Edinho when he played for Toronto Blizzard in Canadian Soccer League

Original jersey of Brazilian Captain Edinho when he played for Toronto Blizzard in Canadian Soccer League

CONCACAF Gold Medal won by Canada's Sr. Women's National Team. Joe Parolini was Technical Staff member.

CONCACAF Gold Medal won by Canada's Sr. Women's National Team. Joe Parolini was Technical Staff member.

Joe Parolini was Technical Staff member on Canadian Women's u20 National Team

Joe Parolini was Technical Staff member on Canadian Women's u20 National Team

Original jerseys from 1986 World Cup, Mexico. Joe's original jersey along with Russia, France & Hungary

Original jerseys from 1986 World Cup, Mexico. Joe's original jersey along with Russia, France & Hungary

 
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Cesare Tripodo

Toronto Blizzard General Manager

E-mail: cetripodo@gmail.com

A passionate and committed soccer player, coach and administrator with an in depth knowledge of the game. Cesare’s leadership, management skills, and vision will allow him to develop and maintain Toronto Blizzard as a dominant Organization.

Administration Experience

  • 15years- Executive Director, York Region Soccer Association

  • Humber College: 10 years Men's Assistant Coach

  • OWSL Provincial: 20 years Women's Head Coach

  • East Gwillambury SC: 10 years Board Member

  • East Gwillambury SC: 5 years Cub President

  • Soccer Referee: 10 years

 
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Emanuele Ameltonis

UEFA B License - GK Coach

nextgkschool.com

CV

I played Professionally in Italy, mostly in Serie C (Lega Pro) from 2004 to 2012, playing over 150 official games and having the pleasure to sign a contract in 2009 with the A.C. Siena in the Italian Serie A. In 2012 I moved to Canada where I won the Canadian Soccer League in 2014 and 2017, establishing in 2014 a new league record with 21 unbeaten consecutive games (first undefeated season in League history). In the meantime I founded in 2014 the Next Generation Keepers school, in order to help Youth Goalkeepers from the ages of 7 to 18 (boys & girls) succeed in the competitive world of Soccer and I have also got my Uefa B License in 2016, issued by the F.I.G.C. (Italian Soccer Federation). I am currently offering, through the NextGKschool, Goalkeepers training programs, Camps and Clinics with International Special Guests all year round in Ontario (mostly in York Region) and sport/cultural experience overseas.  I am also providing Goalkeeper Programs for Soccer Clubs, Academies and Associations in the Greater Toronto Area, being responsible for the safety and training of around 100 Keepers per season

 
 
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Ray Samuels

Staff Coach

 
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Chris

Trainer

 
 
 
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Wayne Housen

Youth Staff Coach

 
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Vince Sasso

Youth Staff Coach

 
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Dr. Robert Gringmuth

www.sportscentres.ca

Sports injury & rehab

 
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Bob Martines

Youth Coach