we are bryst football academy

Bryst Football Academy is an elite youth soccer academy and club in the Vaughan, Woodbridge, York Region and Greater Toronto Area. We are a sanctioned club member of York Region Soccer Association (YRSA) with a year-round competitive teams program in both grassroots u8 to u12 and I-model teams u13 to u18 specializing in the training, development and advancement of dedicated soccer athletes to collegiate/university soccer and beyond.

Bryst Football Academy also provides soccer school training with our skills center for all levels from recreational, elite and professional players.

Bryst Football Academy provides  soccer athletes a direct pathway (LTPD) from u8 to u18 through to college and university scholarship opportunities. Our soccer athletes will have the benefit of professional coaching, training and development from former national and international coaches ensuring that the technical fundamentals, tactical awareness and mental performance aspects of the game are taught. 

Bryst Football Academy provides soccer athletes with expert academic and athletic guidance through a partnership with 5 Star Recruit Consultant Group. 5 Star Recruit Consultant Group has an expansive college/university coaches network and proven recruiting methods that have helped numerous  senior class players with scholarship offers. Our athletes will also have a direct pathway to professional club trials and evaluations.

Our Mission

Is to provide dedicated soccer athletes a direct pathway to collegiate / university scholarships and professional trials by maximizing exposure to coaches through our comprehensive performance excellence program.

Bryst Football Academy is dedicated to providing lifelong memories through the beautiful game of soccer to the youth of our community. Our goal is to set the foundation for a physical life which emphasizes participation, teamwork, fair-play, leadership and community service.

We hope that the time spent in our club will leave each member with a lasting appreciation for fitness, team and community.

The Concept / Our Model

Bryst Football Academy offers an innovative student-athlete curriculum designed to enhance our soccer athletes academic and athletic prowess by incorporating training and development all within a comprehensive and structured program. In addition to the core curriculum, our student-athletes will have access to a host of professionals including coaches, fitness experts, mental performance advisors and recruitment consultants that will provide the mentoring and expert advice to ensure success. 

Our soccer athletes receive a true academy style training experience. We have a state-of-the-art facility that is home for our athletes. We have 2 industry leading turf where our training happens. Our 1200 square foot fitness center is outfitted with premier fitness equipment that satisfies an elite athlete’s demands. As well, we have a study hall for our student-athletes to access prior to their training sessions in order to manage their school work, assignments or study for exams. This is truly a unique environment that will prepare our athletes for their academic and athletic transition to the highest level of college/university and beyond.

Bryst Football Academy offers a year-round curriculum that is divided into 2 programs fall/winter (Nov-Apr) and spring/summer (May-Oct). Below is an overview of our 2 programs:

Fall/Winter (Nov - Apr)

Spring/Summer (May - Oct)

Additional Benefits at BRYST FOOTBALL academy

Bryst Football academy Core Principles

Bryst Football academy Values

We set forth a clear standard for which individuals within BFA are expected to conduct themselves. We are UNITED in our goals, objectives, and the pursuit of soccer leadership in Canada.

ACCOUNTABILITY: We take responsibility for our commitments, choices, and actions

POSITIVE & FUN: We create an environment that is positive and fun for all

PURSUE EXCELLENCE: We set the bar high and strive to deliver and perform to our best

TEAMWORK: We all work together in a cooperative manner toward our common goals

VALUE & RESPECT: Everyone matters and we conduct ourselves with respect for each other

Bryst Football academy TECHNICAL TEAM

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Carlos Rivas played for Colo-Colo, a Chilean football team, from 1978 to 1982. Carlos Rivas was a midfielder for Colo-Colo in 136 official games over five seasons, and he scored 40 goals during that time. While he was on the team, the team won two national championships (1979 and 1981) and two Polla Gol championships (1981 and 1982).

Rivas also represented the Chilean National team at the 1982 FIFA World Cup. Rivas was a key figure in the development of a style of football involving ‘pre-jugadas’ and creative offensive strategies.

Clubs: Audax Italiano (Chile), Santiago Morning (Chile), Deportes Concepcion (Chile), Colo-Colo (Chile), NATIONAL TEAM, Chilean National Team

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Bryst Club Football HEAD COACH

Bill Dickson has accomplished much in the beautiful game, including his playing career in the US collegiate ranks. His collegiate and playing career fostered a love and dedication to coaching once his playing career ended.

Coach Billy holds a National B License from Canada Soccer and a UEFA B License from the Scottish FA. 

Coach Billy leads by example with his dedication to the teams and players of the academy both on the pitch and in the match analysis room. His ability to teach the game to young players is one of his many strengths.

His coaching accomplishments at Bryst Football Academy includes Woodbridge Invitational Tournament Champions U17, I-Model Finalist U18, Steel United Showcase Finalist U13, IModel C1 Finalist U13.

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Bryst Club Football COACH

Kiyan Jadavji is an alumnus of Bryst Football Academy. He captained the 2001 boys group for 4 years between 2014 and 2018. Most notably, Kiyan captained his team while competing against Colo Colo in Chile, Manchester City in England, and various youth teams in the San Marino Cup in Italy. He was the team’s leading goal scorer for 3 consecutive seasons and selected for the YRSA district team in 2015.

Kiyan has since returned to Bryst Football Academy in a coaching capacity. He holds a National C License (Certified) from Canada Soccer and is an active coach in his community, both for high schools in the YRAA and community teams in the AKYSB Gold Cup tournament.

Kiyan has a Commerce degree from the Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto) with a focus on Management & Leadership in Organizations.

Kiyan’s coaching accomplishments at Bryst Football Academy include U17 NYC Cup Championship (2023), U17 PISL Championship (2023), U17 Steel United Showcase Championship (2022), and U17 IModel Finalist (C2, 2023).


Bryst Club Football COACH

Rivas Jr. began his career in Mexico with Cruz Azul and just after one year he signed in the first division with Chilean professional team Deportes La Serena. It is in Deportes La Serena where he became a recognizable figure in sports throughout Chile. Carlo was a starter in the squad and became numerous times the recipient of the best player of the week.

One year left in his contract, Jose Sulantay, the U/20 World Cup Coach and the recipient of Chilean Coach of the year award in 2007 made a personal request to bring Carlo Rivas Jr. to Municipal Iquique, another professional team in Chile. He signed in January 2008 for Municipal Iquique and played professionally in that club for 2 years. Carlo Rivas then played his final year of professional soccer at the Universidad de Concepción, where he went on to win the Copa Chile in 2009.

Clubs: Cruz Azul (Mexico), Club Deportes La Serena (Chile), Club Deportes Iquique (Chile), Universidad De Concepcion (Chile), National team, Canada U-20 National Team, Canadian National Team

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