Welcome to our Club!
2006 CSL Championship Cup Game Highlights
Winston Crozier is a sophomore student at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson Pennsylvania where he plays central midfield and center defense. Winston's accomplishments over his years at Mount Aloysius College, last year he helped bring the college to their very first playoff appearance with NCAA All Conference play off. Mount Aloysius has never made it to All conference, this was history made for the school. In 2014 Winston helped the team to semi finals and was awarded "All Conference First Team" being awarded player of the week multiple times throughout the season.
Winston played in the Canadian Soccer League for 4 years, three years with York Region Shooters. He travelled to Chile in 2014 and had the opportunity to train with one of Chile's professional teams, Club Deportes La Serena.
Winston has been with YRSHOOTERS affiliate CR Soccer from the age of 10, training, playing and also travelled to South America and Europe during that time.
When CR Academy School went to Manchester, in August, 2014, Carlos Rivas was fortunate to have the opportunity to meet Burnley FC team officials, which lead to them opening their doors to CR Soccer Academy and a trial for Winston. This is a great opportunity for Winston to further his goal to be a professional soccer player. Winston is very excited but on top of his excitement, he is committed and determined to train and prepare himself for this opportunity in order to reach his dream and play professionally. He is going to a trial at Burnley around mid July 2015. His future goals are to play the highest level possible, and to obtain a degree in the physical therapy field. YR Shooters wish him all the luck as he prepares for the next level.
Carlos Rivas Soccer Academy
Carlos Rivas is the founder and director of CR Soccer Academy. After arriving to Canada in 1984 he established the the 'Carlos Rivas Soccer School' which has now been renamed to 'CR Soccer Academy'.
Carlos Rivas his professional debut in 1970, at the age of 17 with a first division club in Chile called Audax Italiano. In 1978, Carlos Rivas signed with the biggest soccer club in Chile – Colo-Colo, where he played until 1982. Carlos played 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).
Carlos Rivas was on the national team of Chile from 1975 – 1982. He made 42 appearances and scored 8 goals for his country. He also was a finalist in the Copa America in 1979. His most memorable goal was a free kick during World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador. This goal clinched Chile a spot into the 1982 World Cup in Spain.
Carlos Rivas was known and remembered for being an explosive midfielder, his strong technical ability, his intelligent vision of the game, and above everything else his strength in every shot. He scored many goals during his career as a professional soccer player at the club level and at an international level. Carlos was a specialist at free kicks "tiros libres" as they call it in Spanish where he scored many goals this way. Rivas was a key figure in the development of a style of soccer involving 'prejugadas' and creative offensive strategies.
Bob de Klerk
Bob de Klerk will be working as Technical Director for York Region Shooters.
Bob will have a major role in the professionalization of the technical policy.
He will be the contact person for several clubs in Europe. His experience, contacts and network in Europe will be an important link for the development of football in Canada.
De Klerk spent 10 years working with the famous Ajax youth system before moving to The Major League Soccer. He worked with Ajax youth teams, including the U19 team alongside Frank de Boer and lead the team to a Championship after de Boer's promotion to the AFC Ajax First team. Most of the youth players are currently playing for the First Team and some of them play in the Italian Serie A, English Premier League. Paris St. Germain and the Spanish Primera Division. He worked with many International Top Players.
Christian Eriksen Tottenham Hotspurs, Torsten Frings German National Team, Danny Koevermans TFC, PSV and Dutch National Team, Doneil Henry Toronto FC, Canadian International, Jao Plata RSL player, Luis Silva DC United, Ashton Morgan Toronto FC, Daley Blind Manchester United, Toby Alderweireld Southampton, Vurnon Anita Newcastle United, Urby Emanualson AS Roma, Gregory Van De Wiel Paris St. Germain, Joel Veltman Ajax, Dutch National Team, Ouasim Bouy Juventus, and many more.
Managers: Frank de Boer Ajax, Louis van Gaal Manchester United, Jurgen Klinsman US National Team, Dennis Bergkamp Ajax, Marco van Basten AZ Alkmaar, Frank Rijkaard.
In addition to his work at Ajax, de Klerk spent time with Ajax Cape Town in South Africa.
De Klerk joined Toronto FC on 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 had been 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.
De Klerk played as a professional soccer player in Europe with Frank Rijkaard, Ruud Gullit and several others. As a Youth player he was scouted by Ajax and spend his Youth development at the Ajax Youth Academy. As a young professional he played in Belgium in the highest division at Zulte Waregem and De Graafschap in the Dutch Eredivise. He was forced into early retirement due to injury.
About The Shooters
We, the York Region Shooters, have been in existence since 1998. We play in the Canadian Soccer League, the third tier of the Canadian Soccer Pyramid, and the largest domestic professional soccer league in Canada.
We have produced over a dozen players who play or have played abroad, as well as more than 30 athletic and academic scholarships in the recent few years...and we continue to grow.
Our primary goal is to develop our Youth, not only in our sport, but in achieving academic excellence and life standards.
Please contact us for further information.
Our club's home field is Joan of Arc Turf Field in Maple, Ontario.
We are also a useTrio Sportsplex for our indoor program, near Teston Road and Hwy 400, Maple. It is located right at the corner of Cityview and Teston Rd.
This past season both our professional and reserve teams have qualified for playoffs, our U 21 team reached the semifinals of the Ontario Cup.
Development is the key to a successful soccer passion and the rewards fun, fitness, nutrition, discipline and the most important reward for those who achieve academic excellence Scholarships to some of the best schools in Canada and the U.S.
We also offer opportunities to trials abroad however it is imperative that we educate the players. Taking the players to that level requires dedication and discipline.
We have been invited to San Marino Italy in July of next year for an international tournament with 80 clubs.
For the older group's u17 and u21 we will arrange for showcases for university scholarships 1 in the U.S and another at our home turf.
News & Updates
View our photo gallery for photos of our Championship team!
YRS Open Tryouts start in April, 2015.
Please contact us for more information.
Junior Player Being Scouted
Our junior player is being scouted by some of the top teams in Europe!
ChievoVerona Elite Player ID Camp
ChievoVerona International Academy are hosting an elite player ID camp for players ages 8 - 18. Click here for details.
Carlos Rivas and Mr. Manuel Pellegrini played on the same Chilean World Cup squad. CR Shooters are planning for an academy scouting team trip to Manchester City in the summer of 2014.
Pictured above (left to right): YR Shooters player Carlo Rivas Jr., CR Shooters Academy Coach Carlo Rivas, Manchester City Manager Manuel Pellegrini.
Partner Club Program
New Partner Club program with The Chievo Verona North American Academy!
Seasons Passes Available!
Retail value $220 - now just $99!
Access all reserve and first team home games!