Brams United Technical Update- August 21, 2020


August 21st, 2020

Dear Members,

It is with mixed emotions we announce that Cyprian McFarlane will be leaving Brams United to pursue other opportunities. We wish him well and will miss him being part of our Brams Family.

Cyprian joined Brams United in 2016 and has been a valuable member of the team. His contributions included but not limited to:

  • transitioning the Rep Programs to align with Ontario Soccer’s LTPD
  • development of the Talented Player pathway which has provided a comprehensive program

    for our Brams athletes

  • introduction of key components such as Sports Psychology, Nutrition, Injury Prevention,

    Strength and Conditioning and Scholarship education

    These all provided a well-rounded structured female development program at Brams United.

    Understanding that as we are entering a critical period in the soccer annual cycle, this announcement may lend to many questions as to what’s next. First, we want to assure you that the Club is committed in mitigating any disruption to our Rep teams. We will carry on as scheduled and leverage our Tech team to ensure all sessions are covered and proceed as planned. We already have plans in place regarding the September sessions as well as the Indoor 2020-21 season. Meetings will be scheduled the week of September 7th to provide information about what Ontario Soccer’s Return to Play means for our Trials and 2020-21 Rep Program.

    The Club is excited to announce the addition of the newest member of our Technical Team, Jordan Brown, who has accepted the role as the Brams United Technical Director. Jordan brings with him over nine years of experience coaching various ages and stages of soccer across grassroots programs, OPDL and the college landscape.

    Jordan brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and passion as it relates to LTPD, high- performance player pathway, coach development, and post-secondary soccer opportunities. In his previous roles, he developed and implemented programs for various ages and stages, established coach mentorship curriculums, and coached/managed high-performance OPDL/university soccer programs. In his most recent role, Jordan was responsible for programs that progressed players through the Ontario Soccer’s Talented Player Pathway. Jordan has been integral in providing guidance and resources for athletes with aspirations of acquiring scholarships and post-secondary opportunities.

    Below is a summary of Jordan’s Qualifications and Experience.

             Qualifications:

    • UEFA B license
    • Canadian National B License
    • Canadian National Youth License (In Training)
    • Bachelor of Science Degree, Sport and Exercise Sciences
    • Keeping Girls in Sport (Respect in Sport Program)

      Experience:

    • High-Performance Manager, Burlington Soccer Club (2019-2020)
    • OPDL Head Coach, Boys 2002, Girls 2004 and Girls 2006 (20117-2020)
    • Foundation Phase Manager, Burlington Soccer Club (2017 -2019)
    • Coach with RVDL and ADP Soccer Academy (2015 – 2017)
    • Coach with Bradford University Men’s Soccer program (2014)
    • Coach with Loughborough University Women’s Soccer program (2011-2013)

      Jordan will be joining the Club effective Monday, August 31, 2020. We will be scheduling various meetings within his first week to introduce Jordan to the Brams Team, Players, and members. In the interim, we ask that you join us in welcoming Jordan Brown to Brams United.

      Sincerely,
      The Brams United Board of Directors