About USC

Vancouver’s home for soccer culture and innovative training

Vancouver’s home for soccer culture and innovative training

USC provides a home where soccer culture and technology meet. We relate to a modern generation through innovative tech with TOCA training which allows for individual development. Through first class coaching and our contemporary setting, Urban Soccer Centre is the hub for players of all ages to enjoy, improve, and play.

Stay out of the rain, play year round, and enjoy your game at Urban Soccer Centre. #PlayYourGame

With over 10,000 square feet of space, Urban Soccer Centre is an attraction to any soccer enthusiast.

Our Team

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ALEXANDER ELLIOTT

FOUNDING DIRECTOR - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SOCCER OPERATIONS

Vancouverite, Former Team Canada, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, FSV Mainz 05, and SF Siegen 1899 Player. UEFA A Licensed Coach currently coaching with Vancouver Whitecaps FC. and Capilano University. Founding director of The Vancouver Futsal Asso. and Urban Soccer Centre.

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ROB FRIEND

FOUNDING DIRECTOR

B.C. Local, Former Team Canada, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Hertha Berlin SC, Eintracht Frankfurt, 1860 München and LA Galaxy Player. Founding Director at Urban Soccer Centre, and Executive Director of Pacific FC (CPL Club)

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MICHAEL D’AGOSTINO

FOUNDING DIRECTOR

Vancouverite, Former Team Canada, Blackpool FC, Hereford FC and SF Siegen 1899 Player. National A Licensed Coach currently coaching with Whitecaps F.C. and Directing at NVFC. Founding director of The Vancouver Futsal Asso. and Urban Soccer Centre.

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LUCAS MENZ

GENERAL MANAGER

Born in Frankfurt, Germany and raised in North Vancouver. Former Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Ebbsfleet United, Wormatia Worms, and Kickers Offenbach Goalkeeper. UEFA B Licensed coach currently coaching with Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

Modern Development

TOCA Training is lead by our directing team alongside our training staff. TOCA training allows the trainers to focus on player attributes and support development while using the TOCA machines to provide match realistic scenarios. Our Urban Soccer Science brand is constantly looking to push forward with modern training, this is built on the foundation of utilizing the augmented training spaces. Our focus is on player growth through quality repetition and cognitive awareness training.

TOCA training enhances the number of quality touches with personal trainer guidance to vastly speed up development. By nature, the TOCA machine has no personality, therefore you create the positive environment you desire without external influence. The versatility of the augmented game-like environment allows players to focus on core skill areas in a short amount of time. The machines use audio cues to trigger the player to react/move prior to receiving. The integration of visual cues enhances the environments development benefits.

#PlayYourGame

The Warehouse

Urban Soccer Centre consists of two levels. On the main level is “The Cage” hosting 3v3 games and matches in a cool and exciting space. The main level is also home to “The Lounge” which is a great place to chill, watch the footy or watch matches on our 70 inch TV. The upper level is where you will find “The Pitch” which can be host to 3 Toca studios or our 5v5 pitch. “The Pitch” is the marquee space overlooking the Burrard Inlet and the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge.