KNSC Technical Staff

 

 de-Klerk copy  Bob de Klerk - KNSC Technical Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
De Klerk, UEFA ProLicense, spent 10 years working with the famous Ajax youth department before moving to The Major League Soccer.

He worked with Ajax youth teams, including the U19 team alongside Frank de Boer and led the team to several Championships.

Bob de Klerk had a major role in scouting & recruiting young talented players.

Most of the youth players are currently playing for the First Team and some of them play in the Italian Series A, English Premier League, Paris St. Germain and the Spanish Primera Division.

He worked with many International Top Players & Managers.

In addition to his work at Ajax, de Klerk spent time with Ajax Cape Town in South Africa.

De Klerk joined Toronto FC in January 6, 2011 as First Assistant Coach – Technical Director along with former Ajax colleague Aron Winter who became Head Coach/Technical Director.

He won the Canadian Cup in 2011 & 2012 and reached the semi-final in the CONCACAF.

On May 14, 2012 de Klerk was promoted to Technical Manager of Toronto FC.

From January 2014 Until June De Klerk was Director Youth Development at Dalian Aerbin F.C.of the Chinese Super League

 

 

Sam Sam Migliano - KNSC Assistant Technical Director and House League This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Migliano having 25 plus years’ experience in playing and coaching soccer brings his experience at both the club and collegiate level to KNSC. He is a former Division I Soccer Player for The Ohio State University and attained his Undergraduate Degree there in Sports Management.  Migliano studied and attained his Master Degree in Sport Administration at Canisius College and worked as the Assistant Coach to the Men’s Soccer Team in Division I.

Migliano moved forward in his coaching career as the Director of the Pre-Academy Program for the Northern Steel Soccer Club in Pittsburgh, PA and was also the Assistant Soccer Coach for the Mars Area School District near Pittsburgh, PA, from 2011-2014. Migliano was a featured soccer camp clinician in; Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania and Toronto, Canada. In 2014, Migliano joined the KNSC team as the Director of House League and in 2017 was appointed as the Assistant Technical Director for the club. 

Migliano has played and was invited to train with Sampdoria Genoa, Italy, Seria A Youth Academy, the U17 Ontario Provincial/National Team, and the Toronto Lynx, A-League/USL. He currently holds a USSF and CSA License and is the proud founder and leading advisor for be NOTICED, a unique College Soccer Advisory Program that helps support and educate young student-athletes with a pathway to college soccer

 armando Armando Sa - Technical Manager Wheel 3 (U15-U21+) - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Armando Sá is a retired professional soccer player with a 20 year professional career having played more than 300 professional games for elite clubs in Portugal (i.e. SL Benfica and Sporting Braga), Spain (La Liga - Espanyol and Villareal C.F.) and England (Leeds United F.C.) under the coaching directions of some of the most prestige coaches, such as, Manuel Pellegrini, Ernesto Valverde and Jose Antonio Camacho.  Armando's experience extends to his appearances in international tournaments such as Champions League, UEFA Cup, and AFC Champions Leagues and his achievements of winning the titles of Taça of Portugal, UEFA Intertoto Cup, Copa Del Rey and the Copa Catalunya. Armando's wealth of experience now extend to his training and development of future players.  Sá holds a “CAF B” license and a Canada “National B” license and is currently working towards his Canada “National A” license.

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Nick Prestinaci - Technical Manager - PreAcademy, Wheel 1 (U6-U10) and Wheel 2 (U11-U14) - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
OSA ‘Pre-B’ Licence, OSA Goalkeeping Diploma, Bachelor of Applied Science, former Team Manager for OSA Provincial Teams. Coerver Youth Coaching Diploma. 

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Michael Di Blasio-Technical Manager - Girls Wheel 1 (U6-U10) and Girls Wheel 2 (U11-U14) - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
OSA ‘C’ Licence, OSA Soccer fitness, 15 years competitive playing, team trainer, and Head Coaching experience. Specialized in female grassroots and youth player development. Team Leader and Builder. Soccer is cultural, and making it cultural to Canadians female athletes is my goal.  
gianluca Gianluca Frantellizzi-Technical Manager - Scouting - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
OSA 'Pre-B' Licence.  Gianluca has been coaching with KNSC at rep level since 1999 and has coached boys and girls teams at various levels. Over the years  Gianluca has  obtained Youth Coaching Licenses, LEARN TO TRAIN Certification and currently holds a OSA PRE-B License.   In the last 5 years he has worked within  the LONG TERM PLAYER DEVELOPMENT Program (LTPD) focusing on developing and improving players technical and tactical  skills from a young age while also completing courses focusing on Concussions, Making Ethical Decisions, Laws of the Game and Entry Level referee course.  
 
One of his main objectives is to create a closer connection and working relationship between our House League  and Rep programs, creating a network with coaches and players and families.  Gianluca will work closely with all Coaches and Technical Department  to identify players and coaches who are ready for new challenges and provide them with the opportunities to excel at higher levels within our club.
 
KNSC and Soccer have been a second family for Gianluca over the years. He  wants  to continue  to build a strong infrastructure and culture  within the KNSC family so that we are all aligned and working together to give all kids the opportunity to learn and play this great game

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Camilo Benzi - KNSC Keeper Trainer - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Camilo Benzi started his goalkeeper career playing with the Everton Soccer Club, First Division in Chile in 1995. His passion and dedication to developing as a goalkeeper gave him the opportunity to pursue soccer on a professional level. During the highlight of his career Camilo played for the First Division in Sweden, Chile and the Canadian Soccer League, for almost ten years.


In addition to experience, he has actively pursued to his education to enhance strategy and theoretical learnings. Camilo has received his certifications from Ontario Association Goalkeeper Diploma (Canada), Congresso Internaional Entrenadores De Arqueros (Chile) and Assoiazzione Italiana Preparatori Portieri di Calcio (Italy).

Since starting his coaching career in 2006, he has coached goalkeepers age 8 – 20, in various soccer academies with a track record of many going on to achieve scholarships, receive professional contracts, play at the national team level and most recently with the TFC academy.

Camilo joined us as Head Goalkeeper Coach and continues to develop our players by not only coaching and mentoring technical and theoretical capabilities, but with a strong focus on strategic education programs. He brings with him many years of experience from on the field, coaching alongside international team players and managers and owning UNO, his own soccer academy. Camilo looks forward to continuing developing his teams and is dedicated to the success of his goalkeepers.