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.

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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