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European Soccer School of Excellence - World Class Soccer Program - Roman Tulis - Greater Vancouver, BC, Canada: Not Classified

 Summer Camps 2017

Not Classified Our Summer Programs are for all levels of players who want to get more enjoyment from the sport of soccer. Training emphasis is on individual technique, team play, and sportsmanship. The program is specifically designed to provide players with the opportunity to improve their skills. Our goals for each student are to learn new techniques, to improve the ones they already have, and to make the best of their newly found skills with every team on which they play. These camps also serve as tryouts for our full time program.

Registration is now open! Sign up early; we sell out very fast!

Ask us about our sibling and team discounts!

“We have searched for a summer program designed to teach and pull the talents out of a little athlete not just provide a glorified babysitting service masked as a soccer school. Over the past 4 years we have tried local camps and schools which promote their "over-qualified" coaching staff as introducers of the sport. Great!! But is there anything more?? One thing that this country is missing is dedication and passion with a twist of extreme. My two boys have not only learned 10 fold in one week at Roman Tulis as they have in 4 years of camps but came home every day exhausted as well as excited with what they learned that day and asking to go back for more. I thank you for creating such a challenging program.”


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 Annual Report 2015

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2015 Europe Trip

It was a busy and exciting summer for our U12 boys who took to the skies in search of testing themselves against the best competition that Europe has to offer. They took part in the world-renowned Cup No. 1 and Gothia Cup tournaments in Frederikshavn, Denmark and Gothenburg, Sweden respectively. The Gothia Cup, in particular, is referred to as the “Youth World Cup” for the sheer number, diversity, and quality of teams that participate. First up was Denmark. Our U12 boys showed great character to fight through their jet lag on the first match day of Cup No.1 in Frederikshavn, Denmark on Tuesday, with Manmeet Jhutty scoring a last-minute equaliser in a 1-1 draw against Cercle Municipale de Casablanca from Morocco. This isn’t the first time that a Tulis team has faced opposition from Morrocco: in 2009, our U13 boys won a close 1-0 match against Sporting Atlantic SC to reach the round of 16 in the Gothia Cup. In the afternoon, despite heavily out-chancing their opponents – including a series of unlucky crossbars – our boys fell 2-0 to SK Vard Haugesand from Norway. The coaches were proud of the way that the players responded to their first taste of international competition and were confident that they could improve on their results in the coming days.

True to coaches predictions, the boys found their goal-scoring touch on the second day of the tournament, putting 6 goals past Hammarby IF in a one-sided 6-1 victory. Agam Dhami scored a brilliant hat trick, followed by Manmeet Jhutty with 2 goals and Kieran Eve with 1. Their confidence from playing so well in the morning carried them through into the afternoon, as they battled back after conceding an early penalty to beat Bangsbo Freya 2-1. Kieran Eve and Manmeet Jhutty added to their tallies, supported by strong team play. They continued their winning ways on Thursday, defeating the hosts Frederikshavn FI by a score of 4-2 to qualify for the A-Playoffs.

Despite their best efforts in the quarter finals, they couldn’t overcome a strong Mercedarios side from Spain, falling out of the tournament in the Round of 16 after a 2-1 loss. The coaches are extremely proud of the character the boys showed against some very difficult opponents, and would like to congratulate Reading FC from England on winning the tournament!

As soon as the tournament wrapped up, our globetrotting boys set sail across the North Sea to Gothenburg, Sweden for the Gothia Cup. Awaiting them was a true soccer spectacle, featuring representation from 74 countries that totalled 1754 teams and 40,200 players! In their age group alone, our boys were fighting to be the best among 197 teams. The opening ceremony was a sight to behold, with a sold-out crowd of 56,420 welcoming the start of the tournament with music, flags, and fireworks.

Our boys opened the tournament against Las Rozas CF from Madrid, a team that played with the characteristic flair and skill that Spanish teams are known for. It was a closely contested affair, but a single goal from the Spaniards was our undoing in a 1-0 loss. Despite the unfortunate result, coach Felex remarked that it was a great learning experience to be confronted with a style that the players don’t get to see at home. Next up were a team of Scandinavian giants, BK Olympic Vit from the southern Swedish city of Malmo. Despite being at a significant disadvantage for height and strength, the boys battled to earn a 1-1 draw and their first point of the tournament. In their last group stage match, the Tulis boys came up against hometown favourites and perennial powerhouse IFK Goteborg, losing 4-1. However, the point they earned in their second match was good enough for 3rd in the group and a place in the B-playoffs against Skene IF, another Swedish team. After being frustrated for goals despite some good play early in the tournament, the floodgates opened for the Tulis team in this knock-out match as they won 3-0. To add to the occasion, they played out the match at the tournament headquarters, the Heden center, with crowds of spectators passing by. Less than 3 hours later, they were back on the field against yet another Swedish team, Lunds BK. They fought well but eventually fell out of the tournament as fatigue from 11 matches in 10 days caught up with them in a 2-0 loss.

The coaches and parents were extremely impressed with the maturity and professionalism the boys showed throughout the trip. Even when results didn’t go their way, they remained polite, upbeat, and respectful. They represented our school – and our country – in the best possible light.

Way to go boys!

University Standouts

Adam Jones had another impressive season for SFU, playing and starting in every match while leading the team in both goals (8) and assists (6) – from midfield no less! Not far behind in team scoring was his younger brother, Kyle Jones, who had 4 goals and 3 assists during an incredible freshman year. Both players are developing under the guidance of experienced professional soccer player and Tulis alumnus, Kevin Harmse - see picture left (2010 School Boy & Hall of Fame Member), who is the assistant coach of SFU’s Men’s Soccer Team.

Harmse’s counterpart at UBC, Tulis alumnus Nigel Marples, played an important part in coaching UBC to another successful season. After winning the 2014 national championship, expectations were high for the Thunderbirds. They made another long run in the national championships, losing to eventual tournament winners, York University, in a 5-4 penalty shootout loss in the semi-finals.

Over in Ontario, former Tulis coach Julian Gailunas began his collegiate soccer career, featuring 11 times for Queen’s University in a competitive campaign that saw them finish 3rd in the OUA East Conference.

Whitecaps Residencys

As always, the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency program is flush with Tulis players. For the U-14’s, Zakiy Karim, Eryk Kobsa, Juvraj Kooner, Arjun Mann, Brandon Torresan, and Tristan Torresan contributed to a successful 2015 campaign for the blue and white. Itching ever-closer to the First Team are Whitecaps U-16 Residency players and Tulis products, Jonas Hakkinen, Alessandro Hojabrpour, and Evan Ince. The trio ended the year with a bang, beating the previously undefeated USSDA U-16 national champions FC Dallas 2-1. Way to go boys!

European Stars

The always-exciting Marcus Haber - see picture left (2005 School Boy & Hall of Fame Member) had another great year, notching 3 goals and 4 assists for Crewe Alexandria in England’s League One. His consistent play for The Railwaymen earned him another couple of call-ups to the Canadian Men’s National Team – most recently as a substitute in the second half of Canada’s historic 1-0 win over Honduras at BC Place in November. Look for Marcus to be an important part of the Canadian squad that hosts Mexico on March 25th. The match will again be played at BC Place, and limited numbers of tickets are still available in the upper bowl – get them soon before they’re gone!

Daniel Stanese is still playing his trade in the competitive European professional soccer scene as an integral member of FC Augsburg II in Regionella Bayern, the 4th level of German professional football. Having featured many times for the Canadian youth national teams, Daniel broke through into the Canadian Men’s National Team, debuting in a 1-1 draw with Iceland in January 2015.

Lucas Menz finished up a strong season with 4th division German side Kickers Offenbach, helping them to a league championship. He joined FC Viktoria 1889 Berlin, another 4th division club, a few weeks into the 2015/16 season to solve their injury crisis in goal. Before he took over between the sticks, the club conceded at a rate of 2 goals per match; since his arrival, he has posted an impressive 1.5 goals against average, including a clean sheet in only his second game for the club!

After impressing during his first season at TSV 1860 Munich, Tulis alumnus Matthew Durrans was promoted from the U-17’s to the U-19’s. Over the first half of the 2015/16 season, his team sits comfortably atop the Junior Bundesliga South/Southwest standings with 37 points. With FC Bayern Munich’s U-19’s on just 24 points, it is clear that Matthew is part of something special.

“Local” Leagues

Michael Nonni - see picture left (2006 School Boy) demonstrated his versatility for FC Edmonton, featuring as both a midfielder and a defender throughout their 2015 NASL campaign.

Mason Trafford, central defender for Ottawa Fury of the NASL. After a slow start to the season, Ottawa Fury surged in the standings to earn themselves a place in the NASL Soccer Bowl Semi-Finals. Mason played the full 90 minutes of a 1-1 draw, plus 30 minutes of extra time where Trafford’s teammate and former Vancouver Whitecaps player Tom Heinemann scored the winner. Unfortunately, Ottawa fell at the final hurdle, losing 3-2 to New York Cosmos in the finals.

Cross-Training

The following Tulis alumni experienced success in other sports over the past year:
Tulis coach Ari Nitikman - see picture left parlayed his trademark athleticism into a contract with the Vancouver Nighthawks of Major League Ultimate this past year. MLU is a semi-professional Ultimate Frisbee league that spans the continent, currently in its third season.

Tulis alumnus Mike Belle, a perennial NCAA golf standout, started his professional career on the Vancouver Golf Tour in October. He got his first tournament win on just his 4th start, going on to win 4 straight to close out the year.

Gabriel Ho-Garcia (2010 School Boy) fired the Canadian Men’s Field Hockey Team to a spot in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro with his exceptional play in the 2015 Pan Am games in Toronto. His dominant performances at the tournament – including a 4 goal haul in an 8-1 win over Mexico – earned him a place on the prestigious Elite Team (a collection of the 16 best players in the tournament). Canada ended the tournament with a silver medal, losing to Argentina in the final. Make sure to look for Gabriel in the Olympics this summer!


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 2014 Annual Report

Not Classified2014 was an exciting year for our Tulis alumni, both on and off the field. Throughout the year they pushed themselves to reach new heights, espousing our motto to “be the best [they] can be”. It really says something about the quality and number of their achievements that we couldn’t even include everyone’s stories and accomplishments in this report. However, we are truly proud of each and every one of them, and look forward to many more successes over the course of 2015. Make sure to connect with us on Facebook to stay up to date with their journeys as they continue to unfold!

Passing the Torch

Now that the Roman Tulis European Soccer School of Excellence is into its 22nd year, it’s not surprising that many of the original cast of players are now hanging up their boots – professionally at least. However, the end of their era is good news for the next generation of players, with many Alumni returning to coach in the Vancouver area. In addition to the Tulis alumni on the current Roman Tulis coaching staff – Nicole Tulis, Caedyn Lennox, Tim Ainge (2009 School Boy), Kiefer Donnelley-Sui (2010 School Boy), Andrea Perrotta (2011, 2012, and 2013 School Girl), Ari Nitikman, Julian Gailiunus, Rukshila Dufault (2010 School Girl), and Colin Streckmann (2005 School Boy and Hall of Fame member) – many of our former players are coaching across the lower mainland.

Most recently, Kevin Harmse (2002 School Boy and Hall of Fame member) was appointed as the Assistant Coach of SFU’s Men’s Soccer Team. Joining him at the collegiate level is Nigel Marples, Assistant Coach of UBC’s Men’s Soccer Team in addition to his role coaching younger players at Fusion FC. Alfredo Valente (1995 School Boy and Hall of Fame member) is the Head Coach of Technical Programs at Coquitlam Metro Ford. Finally, Russel Huggon (1994 School Boy and Hall of Fame member) is enjoying a fine season at the helm of the Port Moody Lordco Gunners U-21 Men’s team, boasting a 100% record over 14 games thus far; outscoring their opposition 102-2 over that period.

Connect with your Alumni

With the ubiquity of information in the internet age, it’s becoming easier than ever to track the exploits of our players across the world. Almost every week, our alumni are featured in the news for their on and off-field exploits. It is also becoming possible to measure their performance against the rest of the world, with websites such as transfermarkt.net providing summaries of their goals, assists, and market values. According to a recent search on the popular player information database, the combined transfer market value of Tulis alumni is about €1.5 million – just north of $2 million Canadian dollars! However, beyond simply reading about them, technology offers even more exciting ways to interact with our Alumni. For example, Marcus Haber (2005 School Boy and Hall of Fame member - see picture left) is a striker for Crewe Alexandra in League 1 in England, and is available as a player in EA Sports FIFA 15 video game. His high “Strength” (84) and “Beast” (80) ratings should see him selected to the virtual teams of many of our current Tulis players.

True Professionals

Other players likely to be added to FIFA video games in the future are Mason Trafford (Hall of Fame member - see picture right) and Michael Nonni (2006 School Boy - see picture left), both defenders in the North American Soccer League. Mason made his return to Canada in 2014 with the Ottawa Fury after spending an interesting 2013 campaign playing for Guizhou Zhicheng FC in the southern Chinese province, Guizhou. Michael is in his third year with FC Edmonton, an ever-present in a side that finished third in 2014.

Although a few years younger than this pair, Daniel Stanese, a member of the 2007 European Tour that won the Dana Cup and placed third in the prestigious Gothia Cup, is also making a name for himself in the professional game. Having joined FC Ausburg II in Germany last year, his solid performances as a centre-back have earned him numerous call-ups to Canada’s U-20 national team, culminating in a promotion to the senior national side for two friendlies against Iceland this month (January 16th and January 19th).

Reaching New Heights

While he has been involved in professional football for several years now, 2014 was somewhat of a breakout year for Tulis alumni Lucas Menz. Lucas, a goalkeeper (see picture left), was part of the 2004 European Tour when he was just 14 years old, getting his first taste of European football in the form of a 2nd place finish at the St. Andrews International Football Festival in Scotland (picking up a win against professional side Dundee United along the way!). Since then, he has gone on to play with Quest University at the collegiate level, Whitecaps U-23, Ebbsfleet United in England, and Wormatia Worms in Germany. His impressive form at Wormatia prompted his current club, Kickers Offenbach, to take a chance on the Canadian. Kickers Offenbach currently play in the German 4th division, located in Offenbach am Main, just a short drive from Frankfurt. Founded in 1901, their long history has included several seasons in the Bundesliga during the 70s and 80s, as well as relegation outside of the professional football pyramid in the early 90s.

Currently, they are a club on the rise, leading the Regionalliga Südwest with 49 points from 20 games, making them strong favourites for a promotion to the 3rd division next season. More remarkable than their league form this season, however, have been their performances in the DFB-Pokal, the German Cup. Like its English counterpart, the FA Cup, the DFP-Pokal pits all levels of German football against one another, paving the way for the rare “giant killers” of the lower leagues to eliminate teams in the top divisions. Lucas and his teammates made headlines when they took down FC Ingolstadt of the 2nd Bundesliga in a nervy penalty shootout following a 0-0 draw. They secured their next scalp with a 1-0 victory over another 2nd Bundesliga opponent, Karlsruher SC, sending them into the Round of 16. Their next challenge is Borussia Mönchengladbach, a team currently ranked 4th in the Bundesliga – that match is scheduled for either March 3rd or 4th. Check our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/RomanTulisSoccer, regularly for updates on Lucas’s progress and for details on how to watch that historic fixture once broadcasting schedules are announced.

Rising Stars

We have several young players training alongside Europe’s elite as they seek to carve out a career for themselves. Tim Solinger (see picture left)joined up with the U-16 side of Almere City FC of the Eerste Divisie (Dutch 2nd Division), setting him on course to join the ranks of world-class midfielders that have come through the Dutch youth system over the years.

In neighbouring Germany, Matthew Durrans (see picture right) earned a spot on TSV 1869 Munich’s U-17 team in August of 2013. Playing in the South/Southwest region of the B-Junioren Bundesliga, Matthew has shown over the past year and a half that he can compete with the best young players from top sides such as FC Bayern Munich and FSV Mainz 05.

Diego Villavicencio is enjoying life in the warmer climes of Spain, representing Madrid-based side AD Colmenar Viejo’s U-19 team. Diego is no stranger to life abroad, having spent training stints in Mexico with Pumas and Club America over the past few seasons.

Kings & Queens of Campus

As always seems to be the case, the Canadian university soccer scene was dominated by Tulis alumni, with several former players leading the formidable UBC Thunderbirds and SFU Clan to successful seasons. Jovan Blagojevic (see picture left) (2007 School Boy and Hall of Fame member) captained SFU’s Men’s Soccer Team during 2014, scoring a league-leading 18 goals in 18 games to earn GNAC & West Region player of the year awards, as well as a spot in the highly coveted All-America team. And while it’s been 5 years now since Jovan last trained with the school, his continued contributions as a coach as well as his impressive on-field performances saw him inducted into our Hall of Fame at our Christmas party in December.


Also at SFU is a more recent graduate, Adam Jones (see picture left), who made a name for himself while with the Whitecaps Residency program over the last few years. Meanwhile over at UBC, Niall Cousens (see picture right) (2006 School Boy), Paul Clerc and Andrew Grange were mainstays of a perennially-strong Thunderbird side. Niall bagged 7 goals and 5 assists as a striker, terrorizing defenders with his pace, technique, and imposing 6’4” frame. Paul, the team’s captain, notched 2 goals and 2 assists as a centre back. If you read our annual report last year, you would know that Paul is also a distinguished scholar, earning the Governor General’s All-Academic Commendation in 2013 for his superior academic and athletic performance. Graduating this spring, he hopes to start medical school in the fall. Andrew, who has a few years of eligibility left with UBC, is faced with the difficult task of replacing Paul’s physical presence on the Thunderbird backline. However, given that he turned down the opportunity to play in the Bayernliga, the top tier of amateur German football, to play for UBC, he certainly has the quality to do the job. 

Not to be outdone by the boys, Tulis alumni Pamela Villavicencio (see picture left, in the middle) and Christine Zwimpfer (see picture right) (2011 School Girl) have also excelled on the varsity stage. Pamela saw limited playing time in her freshman year with the University of North Florida Ospreys, but impressed from midfield against tough NCAA Division I opposition when called upon. Her performances caught the eye of soccer officials from her native Mexico, earning her a call up to the Mexico U-20 Women’s National Team training camp. Christine (pictured right) plays north of the border for the University of Toronto Varsity Blues, leading her team to a 3rd place finish in the competitive Ontario University Athletics East Conference, scoring 3 goals in the process.


Cross-Training

While their sports might no longer be soccer, Michael Belle (see picture left) and Gabriel Ho-Garcia (see picture right) (2010 School Boy) continue to demonstrate their superior athleticism and work ethic by competing at an elite level in golf and field hockey respectively. Michael finished his golf career at SFU in 2014, captaining the team in his senior year. Since then, he has gone on to place 2nd in the British Columbia Men’s Amateur Championship, qualifying him for the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship where he made the cut in a difficult field. Gabriel has emerged as a leader on the Canadian Men’s Field Hockey Team after several years with the program. At the Champion Challenge 1 in Kuantan, Malaysia, he led Canada to its best-ever performance at the tournament, finishing second after losing to a tough South Korean team in the finals.


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 Upcoming Summer Soccer Camps 2014

Not Classified Our Summer Programs are for all levels of players who want to get more enjoyment from the sport of soccer. Training emphasis is on individual technique, team play, and sportsmanship. The program is specifically designed to provide players with the opportunity to improve their skills. Our goals for each student are to learn new techniques, to improve the ones they already have, and to make the best of their newly found skills with every team on which they play. These camps also serve as tryouts for our full time program.

Registration is now open! Sign up early; we sell out very fast!

“We have searched for a summer program designed to teach and pull the talents out of a little athlete not just provide a glorified babysitting service masked as a soccer school. Over the past 4 years we have tried local camps and schools which promote their "over-qualified" coaching staff as introducers of the sport. Great!! But is there anything more?? One thing that this country is missing is dedication and passion with a twist of extreme. My two boys have not only learned 10 fold in one week at Roman Tulis as they have in 4 years of camps but came home every day exhausted as well as excited with what they learned that day and asking to go back for more. I thank you for creating such a challenging program.”


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 2013 - Annual Report

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Players in the news 2013

In front of the pack, UBC's Niall Cousens scored four straight goals as the powerhouse Birds topped Saskatchewan to win the Canada West

2013 was an exciting year for the Roman Tulis European Soccer School of Excellence; not only was it our 20th anniversary, but the on and off-field performances of many of our current and former players paid tribute to Roman’s legacy and were a celebration of the school’s values. On the field, we had many players reach milestones in their careers:

Mason Trafford made his debut for the Canadian national team in January, to be joined in the maple leaf in the spring by fellow alumnus and former training-mate Marcus Haber

Marcus Haber scored his first goal for Canada against Japan in March

Asvin Chauhan, a member of the next generation of Tulis prodigies, stole the headlines by securing an invitation to FC Barcelona’s famed youth academy, FCBEscola. Recently Asvin’s Barcelona team won the Copa Barcelona Invitational Soccer Tournament and Asvin was the top goal scorer!

Niall Cousens led UBC to a second successive national championship victory and collected tournament MVP honours as well as a memorable 4 goal performance in the Canada West conference final along the way.

Paul Clerc, in addition to forming the backbone of this UBC championship side, received recognition from the Governor General for his outstanding work in the classroom as a student athlete!

Jovan Blagojevic was a goal machine for SFU throughout 2013 in the perennially competitive NCAA, scoring the winning goal to secure a 4th straight regional title for The Clan and contributing to their journey to the Final Four of the NCAA Division II National Championships in December.



Tulis' "Rising Stars"

Asvin Chauhan ~ Chasing the Dream

It all started when he followed his older brother to soccer practice. On a rain-soaked soccer pitch in Vancouver, Asvin Chauhan discovered early on what others spend their entire lives trying to find – his passion. He couldn’t have known it at the time, but following his passion for the beautiful game would lead to an invitation to train with one of the greatest clubs in the world, FC Barcelona. For many players, representing the Catalan giants at any level would fulfill a lifelong dream. For Asvin, who will be 10 this year, this is only the beginning for the Tulis prodigy.

Asvin, who started training with the Tulis school at age 6, is currently training with FC Barcelona’s youth academy, the world-renowned FCBEscola. In his very first match, this past fall, he scored a bicycle kick goal and more recently his Barcelona team won the Copa Barcelona Invitational Soccer Tournament and Asvin was the top goal scorer!

In May 2013, Asvin went to the open tryouts and found himself trying out with almost 3000 other boys, mostly locals. Despite not speaking the native language, Catalan, Asvin proved that soccer is a universal language, impressing the coaches enough to earn a second tryout and eventually a spot in the academy.

This isn’t Asvin’s first taste of European football, however. In 2012, his older brother was part of the Roman Tulis U-13 Boys’ Team that won the Dana Cup No. 1 in Frederikshavn, Denmark. Watching his brother compete – and win – against top European competition gave Asvin the belief that he could do it as well.

In addition to training at the Roman Tulis European Soccer School of Excellence for the past many seasons, Asvin played his league soccer with Coquitlam Metro Ford FC, where he was mentored by Tulis alumnus, former School Boy, and Hall of Fame member, Alfredo Valente. Alfredo took a personal interest in Asvin’s development and had him playing on a team with boys two years older than himself. Even against the tougher opposition, Asvin shone, leading his team in scoring.

Asked for any advice he could give to other soccer parents, Asvin’s father said to keep it simple and put the kids first. “I don’t have a soccer background, so I’m just there to be supportive. If he (Asvin) wants to do something, he’ll push himself to do it; he doesn’t need me to push him as well.” He also says that he’s extremely grateful to the coaches, players, and parents at Roman Tulis for providing his two sons with such a professional training environment for the last few years. “Everyone’s been great… I actually found out about this opportunity from other parents. They were the ones who showed me the [FCBEscola] website,” and he decided to take a chance. “We thought that even if it didn’t work out, it would still be an amazing experience.” Luckily the Barcelona coaches liked what they saw – and given how well Asvin has adapted to this next step in his soccer career, he’s only going to continue to impress.





2013 – Tracking Tulis Alumni Around The World





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 Pros rehabbing next to Joes

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$61-million 'all-star' facility not just aimed at elite athletes
Article by Ed Willes, The Vancouver Province Newspaper
July 7, 2013



June 2013
3rd Annual Alumni Game
Cancer Fundraiser
When Scott Cousens first explained his idea to Roman Tulis, the old soccer coach wasn't exactly thrilled. Tulis, more to the point, thought Cousens was either off his rocker or trying to take something from him.

The mining executive might have been offering Tulis everything he'd wanted for the soccer academy he ran on the gravel field adjacent to the Scandinavian Cultural Centre in Burnaby. But, there had to be a catch, right? No one makes this kind of offer out of the goodness of their heart.

"He'd look at me and speak in that thick accent," Cousens says, laughing at the memory. "Why are you doing this? This is my business. You can't have it." Tulis, who passed away in 2010, wouldn't live to see the project through to its completion, but he's still part of the vision; his spirit still in the mission statement of Fortius Sports and Health.

It would take over a decade and his own charitable donation of some $23 million, but Cousens would build the facility he first discussed with Tulis those many years ago.

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 2012 – Tulis School Celebrates 20 Years!

Not ClassifiedWhile every season at Roman Tulis is special, this one happens to be exceedingly so – September 4th, 2012 marked the start of our 20th year as a soccer school!

Over the last 20 years our players have accepted Roman's challenge to be the best they could be, and as a result have achieved some amazing things; it is up to the young players who start their training at our field this season to continue pushing themselves so that Roman's soccer dream can live on.

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has been a part of this amazing process over the last two decades and look forward to offering many more years of excellence to Vancouver's brightest young soccer stars.


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 Upcoming Summer Soccer Camps 2012

Not Classified Our Summer Soccer Camps 2013 are for all levels of players who want to get more enjoyment from the sport of soccer. Training emphasis is on individual technique, team play, and sportsmanship. The program is specifically designed to provide players with the opportunity to improve their skills. Our goals for each student are to learn new techniques, to improve the ones they already have, and to make the best of their newly found skills with every team on which they play. These camps also serve as tryouts for our full time program.

Registration is now open for all our camps! Sign up early; we sell out very fast!
Register today for a summer soccer camp
Register today for a summer soccer camp

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 “Life is a series of meetings and partings.” Charles Dickens

Not Classified It is said that the most special people need less time to do much good on earth before they are taken away and this sentiment most certainly applies to Roman Tulis. Throughout life, all of us will lose loved ones; in this case we have lost the man that brought us all together. However, now that he is gone, it is the school and his teachings that will keep us together.

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 UPCOMING SUMMER SOCCER CAMPS 2011

Not Classified Our Summer Programs are for all levels of players who want to get more enjoyment from the sport of soccer. Training emphasis is on individual technique, team play, and sportsmanship. The program is specifically designed to provide players with the opportunity to improve their skills. Our goals for each student are to learn new techniques, to improve the ones they already have, and to make the best of their newly found skills with every team on which they play. These camps also serve as tryouts for our full time program.

Registration is now open! Sign up early; we sell out very fast!

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 Upcoming Spring and Summer Soccer Camps 2012

Not Classified Our Spring Break Soccer Camp and our Summer Programs are for all levels of players who want to get more enjoyment from the sport of soccer. Training emphasis is on individual technique, team play, and sportsmanship. The program is specifically designed to provide players with the opportunity to improve their skills. Our goals for each student are to learn new techniques, to improve the ones they already have, and to make the best of their newly found skills with every team on which they play. These camps also serve as tryouts for our full time program.

Registration is now open for both camps! Sign up early; we sell out very fast!

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 Upcoming Summer Soccer Camps

Not Classified Our Summer Soccer Programs are for all levels of players who want to get more enjoyment from the sport of soccer. Training emphasis is on individual technique, team play, and sportsmanship. The program is specifically designed to provide players with the opportunity to improve their skills. Our goals for each student are to learn new techniques, to improve the ones they already have, and to make the best of their newly found skills with every team on which they play. These camps also serve as tryouts for our full time program.

Registration is now open; sign up early; we sell out very fast!

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 Upcoming Summer Soccer Camps

Not Classified Our Summer Soccer Programs are for all levels of players who want to get more enjoyment from the sport of soccer. Training emphasis is on individual technique, team play, and sportsmanship. The program is specifically designed to provide players with the opportunity to improve their skills. Our goals for each student are to learn new techniques, to improve the ones they already have, and to make the best of their newly found skills with every team on which they play. These camps also serve as tryouts for our full time program.

Registration is now open; sign up early; we sell out very fast!

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 Tulis School Founder Goes Full Circle

Not ClassifiedBy Yvonne Zacharias, Vancouver Sun December 5, 2009

Niall Cousens and Roman Tulis
(Photograph by: Bill Keay)
From the Burnaby-based Roman Tulis European Soccer School of Excellence, players have gone around the world to fly across fields, flash the Canadian colours on foreign soil and make their mark. But it is Tulis’s latest export, a tall, strong player named Niall Cousens that has the Czechoslovakia-born coach awash with pride and reflecting on a career of growing European-style soccer players on Canadian soil. “It’s very difficult to get a Canadian kid into any serious soccer country because we are not considered a soccer nation,” explained Tulis, 54, during an interview in the Coquitlam home he shares with his wife, Danka.

In many ways, Cousens’s signing with Slavia Praha’s U-19 team has brought Tulis full circle. It has brought back a flood of memories of his homeland and created a special bond between coach and player. There are many good soccer players in Europe, but in Tulis’s eyes Cousens is different. “He has been training with me for 10 years. He looks like a European player. That is very important.”

Such serendipity couldn’t come at a better time for Tulis, who is in the fight of his life against cancer. Tulis set up the trial for Cousens through a Slovakia connection. Such is the reputation of this coach who physically left what was then Czechoslovakia in 1987, but whose European soccer ties are still deeply embedded within him. Not that he picks up the phone for just anybody. Tulis guards his reputation in the soccer world as carefully as a crown prince guards his royalty. “When I pick up the phone, the player is good,” said Tulis. “I never send anyone who is not good.” Having relocated himself, he knows the type of adjustments Cousens is going through. Tulis has done his best to prepare his student.

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 Upcomming Soccer Camps

Not ClassifiedOur Spring Break Soccer Camp and our Summer Programs are for all levels of players who want to get more enjoyment from the sport of soccer. Training emphasis is on individual technique, team play, and sportsmanship. The program is specifically designed to provide players with the opportunity to improve their skills. Our goals for each student are to learn new techniques, to improve the ones they already have, and to make the best of their newly found skills with every team on which they play. These camps also serve as tryouts for our full time program.

Registration is now open for both camps! Sign up early; we sell out very fast!

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 Tulis School Founder Goes Full Circle - orig

Not ClassifiedBy Yvonne Zacharias, Vancouver Sun December 5, 2009

Niall Cousens and Roman Tulis
(Photograph by: Bill Keay)
From the Burnaby-based Roman Tulis European Soccer School of Excellence, players have gone around the world to fly across fields, flash the Canadian colours on foreign soil and make their mark. But it is Tulis’s latest export, a tall, strong player named Niall Cousens that has the Czechoslovakia-born coach awash with pride and reflecting on a career of growing European-style soccer players on Canadian soil. “It’s very difficult to get a Canadian kid into any serious soccer country because we are not considered a soccer nation,” explained Tulis, 54, during an interview in the Coquitlam home he shares with his wife, Danka.

In many ways, Cousens’s signing with Slavia Praha’s U-19 team has brought Tulis full circle. It has brought back a flood of memories of his homeland and created a special bond between coach and player. There are many good soccer players in Europe, but in Tulis’s eyes Cousens is different. “He has been training with me for 10 years. He looks like a European player. That is very important.”

Such serendipity couldn’t come at a better time for Tulis, who is in the fight of his life against cancer. Tulis set up the trial for Cousens through a Slovakia connection. Such is the reputation of this coach who physically left what was then Czechoslovakia in 1987, but whose European soccer ties are still deeply embedded within him. Not that he picks up the phone for just anybody. Tulis guards his reputation in the soccer world as carefully as a crown prince guards his royalty. “When I pick up the phone, the player is good,” said Tulis. “I never send anyone who is not good.” Having relocated himself, he knows the type of adjustments Cousens is going through. Tulis has done his best to prepare his student.

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 Summer Soccer Programs

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Our Summer Soccer Program is for all levels of players who want to get more enjoyment from the sport of soccer.

Our focus is on skill development and new techniques used every day in Europe. Our goals for each student are to learn new skills and to improve those they already have, and to learn how to make the best of their newly found skills with every team on which they play.

We have developed an outstanding curriculum. We believe that the value of a soccer school is only as good as its instructional staff. It is their purpose to "teach", not just to let the kids play. Roman has chosen his staff very carefully to fulfill this purpose with each and every student. Our coaching staff offers many years of soccer experience in all phases of the game. Please join us this summer!

Program Highlights:
  • Specialized Program Designed For Novice through to Advanced Level Player
  • Limited Enrollment
  • Individual Skill and Technique Training
  • Latest in European Technical Training Methods
  • Advanced Level European Coaching
  • Specialized Training Stations Top Quality Skill Enhancing Equipment
  • Become The World Champions in our 8th Annual "Mini-World Cup" Tournament
  • Quality Adidas Camp T-shirt For All Player

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     Book your Summer Soccer Camp NOW ~ We fill up fast!

    Not ClassifiedRoman Tulis European Soccer School Of Excellence Summer Soccer Program is for all levels of players who want to get more enjoyment from the sport of soccer.

    Our focus is on skill development and new techniques used every day in Europe. Our goals for each student are to learn new skills and to improve those they already have, and to learn how to make the best of their newly found skills with every team on which they play.
    Register Today

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     Talent Day: April 1, 2007

    Not ClassifiedTalent Day is an open try out session for interested players from all around the Lower Mainland who want to show off their talents and vie for a spot in our full time training program. All players who participate in our Talent Day will be carefully considered for the school.
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     Congratulations

    Not ClassifiedCongratulations to our 2004 School Boy/Girl Award winners
    • Kent O’Connor,
    • Alexander Marrello and
    • Paige Adams
    and to all of our players for continuing to be “The Best That (They) Can Be”.

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     Following The Ball

    Not ClassifiedSouth Delta Leader Newspaper - March 28, 2002
    Roman Tulis European Soccer School of Excellence, and Delta youth soccer player, Nathan Li, has recently come back from a 10-day stint in Panama with Canada's Men's Youth Under-17 Development

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     UEFA Symposium 2002

    Not ClassifiedThis past fall Roman was invited by UEFA to be a guest at their annual coaching symposium in Europe. This was Roman's third invitation to attend this coaching symposium. Past symposiums, which Roman has attended, have been held in Wembley Stadium in London, England and in Frankfurt, Germany. This symposium, which this year was held in Roman's homeland - Bratislava, Slovakia, is organized by FIFA & UEFA. This year 60 countries from all around the world participated in this "by invitation only" world-class event. Only national team coaches and technical directors from all across Europe, and a handful of honored guests from a few countries around the world were invited to attend.

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     RTESSE - Soccer Shorts

    Not ClassifiedMidfielder, Kevin Harmse has just recently been invited to play in the junior system in Portugal following in the footsteps of former Tulis alumni, Nilton Terrosso who has played in Portugal for the past 5 years. Kevin, who was awarded the 2000 "Tulis School Boy Award, was also part of the U-18 Canadian National Team this past summer.

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