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Our Coaching Staff

Meet our Academy Staff:

Marco Bossio
Program Director
Bachelor of Education
Provincial B Coaching Certification

Highly respected with the students, our Program Director, Marco Bossio, shares 20 years of high level playing experience, over eight years of coaching and 10 years of teaching experience.  

Marco started the soccer academy at St. Nicholas in 2006, and has helped students strive to reach their full potential and has provided skill and knowledge about the game he is so passionate about. Through fitness, video analysis, technical training, and a competitive fun environment, Marco strives for each student to reach their own personal goals. The students feed off his energy, passion for the sport, expertise, and fun ways that bring students to love soccer and excel in this great sport.

Julia Ignacio
Academy Coach
Bachelor of Education
Provincial B Coaching Certification

Julia is an ASA Provincial B Licensed coach who has experience coaching both female and male athletes at the provincial and school academy levels. She has been involved with ASA's Mini Stars and provincial program. Julia is currently a coach with Alberta's Female Regional Performance Centre (RPC), the University of Alberta Junior Pandas program, as well as ASA's U16 Western Canada Summer Games Team.

Julia has playing experience at the club, provincial and national team level. She represented Canada at the U17 FIFA World Cup in New Zealand in 2008 and also played in the NCAA Division I at the University of Memphis from 2008-2011. Julia is a former member of the University of Alberta Pandas Soccer Team and plays for Edmonton's Northwest United Major League Soccer Team.


Dino Bazzerelli
Goalie Coach
Soccer for Life Coaching Certification

4 Years experience of running the goalie program at St. Nicholas Soccer Academy

8 Years Experience Coaching EDSA Mens 

25 Years of soccer playing experience