3 RVDL Players signed by Toronto FC Academy
RVDL Soccer Academy players join Toronto FC U10 Academy squad
RVDL is extremely proud to announce 3 more players from RVDL have signed on with Toronto FC Academy to join their U10 Team.
It is a pleasure to view the RVDL Player Pathway in action and see the results of our individual player development program providing the pathways that allow players to move on to Pro Academy Teams in Canada and Europe. For a few very talented players this is the goal of our player-focused program.
Philip Biondich joined RVDL through our Soccer School program in 2011 at the age of 5. As Philip progressed through the program he joined our pre-academy in 2012. In 2013 Philip was invited to join our full academy program and played for the RVDL U8 team and supported both U8 and U9 in 2014, Philip continued to play for RVDL on our successful and talented U9 team in 2015.
Noah Barna-Zuzic joined our RVDL Soccer School program in 2012. Through training and continued assessment Noah was invited to join our pre-academy program in late 2012. With continued training supplied by our FA and UEFA level professional coaching staff, Noah became a full academy RVDL player on our 2013 U8 RVDL team. Noah continued with the program playing for the U8 and U9 team in 2014 and along with Philip was an integral part to the success of the 2015 U9 squad.
In early 2015, after attending an RVDL assessment, it was determined that Matthew Dovale would be best suited to join the well-established U9 team to continue his development at the correct challenging level. With his keen aptitude for goalkeeping, we identified Matthew as being a great addition to our strong 2015 U9 squad. Although RVDL’s program insists players play and learn multiple field positions, especially at a young age, his desire for shot stopping was clear. In addition to Matthew’s goalkeeper training, he was required to train with the team three times per week to ensure his technical ball control and 1v1 confidence continued to develop.