Rush Canada Soccer Academy is happy to announce a great addition to our coaching staff – Brank Davidovic, former FK Red Star, FK Osijek, FK Maribor and Vera Cruz goalkeeper (champions and cup winner of Yugoslav league with Red Star) and coach with international coaching experience at the highest level. Branko was a member of the FK Red Star coaching staff that won the European Champions League and won the Asian Champions League with two different teams. He Coached the Venezuela National Team, Venezuela U20 Team, Wisla Krakow, Cukaricki, Toronto Italia, Al Itihad and Al Ahli (both champions of Asia).
Branko has played and coached on 3 different continents and and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience beneficial to any high level organization. He knows what level of performance players and teams need to meet to be champions at the highest level – something he has done many times as a player and as a coach. Branko has accepted the invitation of his friend Slobodan Pavlovic (Rush Canada Technical Director) to assume the position of the Director for Individual Player Development. In this role, Branko will set standards for player performance, define training programs, and execute them within the Rush Canada Coaching Staff. Branko will serve as a mentor to Rush Canada Coaches helping them define individual development requirements, development methods, and the player selection process.
The Rush Canada Management is continuing to build the best player development organization in Canada. We’re building the best and most experienced coaching staff, with proven player development programs and methodologies (based on former Yugoslav soccer school – one of the top European soccer schools), great facilities, and training sessions distributed within GTA to make it convenient for players and parents. Branko is a huge addition to our academy and we are sure that our players and coaches will have great benefits from working with him and getting advice from a coach with unique knowledge and experience.
Branko will start to work in full capacity from March 2015 and will be part of the spring tryout process.