Coaches

Frank Ciaccia

Frank ChiacciaFrank played his youth soccer with the Grandview Legion organization and celebrated several provincial cup victories and a national championship. He represented British Columbia as a U-18 Select player and moved on to the highly regarded soccer program at Simon Fraser University earning several honors. Frank was a member of Canada's U-23 Olympic Team Program and achieved much success serving as the team's captain before earning selection to the Canadian World Cup Team. He represented Canada in the qualifying rounds of the 1982 World Cup held in Spain. In 1981, Frank was drafted second overall by the Toronto Blizzard of the North American Soccer League. A memorable highlight as a professional player was an exhibition versus one of the world's most famous clubs, Juventus of Italy. Frank has also represented Canada as an indoor "Futsal" player participating in international competitions in Argentina and Australia. Frank holds a National B License Coaching Certificate and has an extensive coaching resume. he has served as Technical director of mountain fc of the usl super y-league and is the current technical director for mountain united fc of the ea sports bc soccer premier league.

Dino Alberti

Dino AlbertiDino played his youth soccer with the Grandview Legion organization winning two provincial titles and a national championship. He represented British Columbia as a U-16 and U-18 Select player, later progressing to CanAda's Youth and Olympic Team programs. Dino was selected by the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League out of high school and spent three seasons with a world class line-up, which included the likes of Giorgio Chinaglia, Franz Beckenbauer and the legendary, Pele. A highlight of his professional career was winning the NASL Soccer Bowl Championship in 1980 and 1982. Over the past twenty years, Dino has dedicated much of his time to goalkeeper-specific clinics throughout the Lower Mainland assisting countless aspiring youngsters in reaching their potential. He is the Director of the soccer program for the Vancouver Catholic Archdiocese, Head Goalkeeper coach at Cliff Avenue United FC and served as Goalkeeper Coach with Mountain FC of the USL Super-Y League.

Carlo Alberti

Carlo AlbertiCarlo played his youth soccer with the Grandview Legion organization and celebrated several provincial cup victories and a national championship. He represented British Columbia as a U-16 and U-18 Select player before playing internationally with the Canadian Olympic and Youth Teams. In 1979, he competed in the World Youth Championships in Japan, The same tournament where the incomparable Diego Maradona of Argentina made his world debut. Carlo played professionally for the Houston Hurricane of the North American Soccer League, making him yet another successful soccer product from the Vancouver area. As a coach, Carlo guided the Cliff Avenue United Girls "Vipers" to a Provincial Championship in 2004 and a Bronze Medal in 2005 and 2006. He has served as the U-12 Girls Coach with Mountain FC of the USL Super Y-League and is a staff coach with the cliff avenue united developmental academy. Carlo holds a Provincial B License Coaching Certificate.

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