The ICSF Board is pleased to announce Roberto Dattilo will join us as our new Director of Coaching.
The ICSF recognizes that coaching is the most important piece in the education process of teaching soccer to your children. As part of our commitment to player development, our board is investing more funds and resources back into our coaches and our soccer programming. As Director of Coaching, Rob Dattilo's mandate is to create a club wide development curriculum, work directly in appointing and educating our coaches, and provide continuous support and development at the coaching level.
We are extremely excited to bring Roberto Dattilo onboard and look forward to his work in improving our player development and strengthening our coaches.
About Roberto Dattilo:
Rob Dattilo’s soccer journey started on the gravel fields of Burnaby with Burnaby Heights Soccer Club. In his teens, he joined the ICSF Milan squad led by Giorgio Zambrano, Rocco Dissegna, and Frank Valente. Rob went on to represent Capilano College and then Norvan Saints where he balanced both playing and coaching roles. At his core, Rob is a teacher, and his interest in a coaching career landed him an opportunity at Total Soccer Systems (TSS Academy) where he held several roles from staff coaching, program coordinator, Academy Director and Operations Manager over a 16-year timeframe. Rob also served as Executive Director of Coastal WFC and Assistant Coach to Marc Rizzardo at Langara College.
Professionally, Rob has trained in customs service, sales, management, organizational behaviour and learning development. He has completed consulting contracts through a service dubbed ‘Team Certified’ supporting team culture through goal setting and building actionable objectives. Rob is a natural leader, and currently holds a primary role in sales and business development for Leavitt Cranes Canada.
“I am looking forward to working with the coaches at the ICSF, my goal is to support a positive experience for all members. Having a history and experience with the club, I want to bring forward all the good work established by my predecessors and help take steps forward towards being a destination club.”