Technical Team

Henry Haeusler

Technical Director

Henry Haeusler is a coaching specialist in professional soccer and youth development. He received his Masters Degree in Physical Education with special emphasis on coaching soccer at the German University of Physical Culture in Leipzig (1976-1980). He holds the top DFB (German Football Federation) Pro-Coaching license and the UEFA Pro License (FL 001805). He is a member of the German Football Coaches Association.

As a youth Henry was a player with BFC Dynamo Berlin in the former GDR. He was part of the 1967 Youth Champions of the GDR and winner of the 1968 Youth Cup final. From 1968 to 1970 he was a player in the first youth division and member of the U17/18 Youth National Team Program. Before attending the German University of Physical Culture in Leipzig Henry played professional soccer for several clubs in the first, second and third league including BSG NARVA Berlin, 1.FC Union Berlin and SG Hohenschönhausen (First, Second and Third league). He was Head Coach for various youth teams as well as the academy development program for the football organization Dynamo Berlin (BFC Dynamo) and Head Coach for two professional teams (Dynamo Schwerin and Chemie Velten) in the second league in Germany from 1978 to 1990.

The BFC Dynamo football program is regarded as the most successful in former East Germany and was all encompassing in that it offered players between the ages of 10 to 18 formal education, soccer training, and life skill within an academy environment. Many of the players from this program have gone on to play for the German National Youth, Olympic and World Cup Teams. In his time with the club 16 of his players he had responsibility for a period of time became later National Team players and a lot more reached the professional level.

From 1990 to 2000 Henry has been involved in youth and professional development in Berlin including the Head Coach of FC Berlin from 1998 to 1999. From there he moved on to the position of Head Coach of the SV Germania 90 Schöneiche before coming to Canada in 2001 as a Head coach with the Calgary FC Storm and trainer in the Storm youth program. After spending time in Canada he returned to Germany as the Head of the Amateur development for 1.FC Union Berlin where in 2002 he was also named the Technical Director of the High Performance Youth Training Academy. Henry has recently been involved with Thomas Niendorf and the Skillstorm online program involving the training and youth philosophy of FC Bayern Munich, one of the most successful football clubs in the world.

In 2007 finally Henry moved to Calgary. Over the last six years Henry developed players and teams of WRC Soccer Club to a respected level with his knowledge, experience and dedicated work second to none in Calgary. The teams are known because of the way of soccer they play focusing on a possession game. In his philosophy player development comes before the team.

Iain Manson

General Manager and 

Head Coach


General Manager, Academy Director and Director of Coaching

GPS Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire (2010-2018)

Men's Head Coach Northern Vermont University.


Bogdan Botezatu

Director of Coaching 


Universitatea Ștefan cel Mare” din Suceava

Degree: Bachelor's degree

Field: Sports and Exercise 


UEFA B (pending)                                                                                       

FIFA 1st4 Sport Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football

FIFA 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football

American Youth Soccer Organisation U12 Coach Certification

Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma

Emergency Aid Certificate

FA Child Protection Workshop Certificate

FA Youth Award 

Alessandro Pappalardo

 Head Coach

Calgary West Soccer Club

Alessandro is a UEFA C Licence coach, and holds the USSF D License.  He is 33 years old from Italy.

He holds a degree in Sports Science from Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy.

He also holds qualifications as a coach/instructor for swimming and as a personal trainer. He has also previously worked as a Physical Education Teacher.

As a player, Alessandro was trained at some of the elite soccer academies in Europe.  At the age of 10, he was noticed by A.C. Milan and played for their academy for two years. Pappalardo then joined Inter Milan's academy for three seasons before making his professional debut with Pro Vercelli. After a couple of years with Pro Vercelli, Alessandro continued his career in Switzerland, where he played professionally for seven seasons, followed by stints in Giana, Italy, and Luxembourg. Alessandro also played for the Portland Phoenix of the PDL while coaching elite boys and girls teams for Global Premier Soccer.

He has coached in Luxembourg with Benefica Hamra U15 team and Racing FC U13 team. 

In the USA, Alessandro has coached at Bates College as an Assistant Coach, Global Premier Soccer, Maine and the Sport Performance Coach, and at St. Dominic's High School as the Varsity Head Coach. 



Diogo Galvao De Macedo

Head Coach

Futsal Director




  •   Brazilian

  •   Forward position

  •  13 years of experience as a professional soccer player

  •  Twice best soccer player (top scorer) in championships

  •  Champion in one state championship



  • União Esporte Clube MT                   2001-2003-2004-2006-2008-2009

  • União Barbarense SP                        2005

  • Gama  DF                                       2005

  • Beira – Mar Portugal PT                     2006

  • Desportivo de Chaves Portugal PT      2006/2007

  • Esporte Lisboa e Nelas Portugal PT     2007/2008

  • Trindade GO                                   2010

  • Goiás Esporte Clube                         2010

  • Atlético Goiâniense                          2010

  • Goiás Esporte Clube                         2011

  • Paysandu                                        2011

  • Anapolina GO                                 2012

  • Brasiliense DF                                  2012

  • Urt             MG                               2013

  • Trindade   GO                                 2013

  • Fast Club   AM                                 2014



  •  Campeonato Matogrossense  ( Matogrossense Championship ) 2003-2004-2008

  •  Campeonato Goiano ( Goiano Championship ) 2010



  • Champion of Copa MT ( MT state Cup ) 2009


VIDEOS – Diogo Galvão – (DIOGOL) DVD gols

Goals Part 1

Goals Part 2

Sergio Medina

Head Coach

Born in Santiago, Chile.

Sergio Medina started to play at the age of 5 guided by my uncle, who was my hero and mentor. At the age of 15 I was admitted into Universidad Catolica de Chile, one of the most powerful team in South America.

At 17 I went on loan to Universidad Technica del Estado, a team on the 2nd division. Then Chile went through a very rough time that saw people on exile, killed and so on. Tough times.

In 1977 I arrived in Calgary from Argentina with a child on the way and a very determined young wife.

After a brief period with no football and no English to make myself understood, I showed up to one of the practices of the Lethbridge Royals, a Major Division team in Alberta. From that day on and until 1983 I was a proud midfieldfielder for my very first Canadian team.

Giovanni Crescenzi (JP)

GK Trainer

Absolute Goalkeeper Academy


GK Trainer Experience:


  • Co-Founder of and Senior Trainer at the Absolute Keeper Academy

  • Has headed the Goalkeeper Training Programs for various clubs throughout the city for almost a decade

  • Calgary Foothills UWS Keeper Coach for the 2017 season

  • University of Calgary Dino’s Keeper Coach 2012 & 2013

  • National Sports Academy (NSA) Goalkeeper Coach for 1.5 years

  • D-Jugend (U12/U13) Youth Keeper Coach for FV Dresden Nord (Germany)

Playing Experience:


  • Played tier 1 level soccer throughout youth career representing both Calgary and Alberta on numerous occasions

  • Signed a one year youth contract with FV Dresden Nord in Germany playing against the youth academies of teams such as Hamburg, Hertha Berlin, Energie Cottbus, Hansa Rostock, Hannover 96 and Werder Bremen

  • Signed three amateur contracts in a span of two years with the clubs FV Dresden Nord, Jahn Regensburg II and Dynamo Dresden II of the now defunct German Oberliga (4th division of German soccer ranks)

  • Played 5 years for the University of Calgary in the CIS

    • Recipient of numerous CIS and Canada West Athlete of the Week awards

    • Three time Canada West All-Star

  • Represented Canada at the 2011 World University Olympics in Shenzhen China


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