Jhon Ardila

Whitecaps FC Network Partner Program, Southern Ontario Head Coach

  • Academy Centre: Whitecaps FC Network Partner Program, Southern Ontario Head Coach
  • Birthplace: Bucaramanga, Colombia
  • Hometown: Oakville, Ontario
  • Citizenship: Canadian, Colombian
  • Previous Clubs: Solo Talentos Soccer Program, Valencia Soccer Academy, North Mississauga Soccer Club, Santander Football Association Bucaramanga-Colombia, Saint Thomas University, Bucaramanga-Colombia
  • Certifications: Canadian A License; Argentinian Soccer Coaches Association-CONMEBOL “Youth coach and Professional Soccer Coach”; Canadian Children License; Scouting and Game Analysis Specialist (MBP School of Coaches, Barcelona, Spain), BEd in Health and Physical Education
  • Playing Experience: Atletico Bucaramanga FC, Colombia (Academy Player U10 to Reserve team), Club El Condor, Second Division Bogota-Colombia, Club UNIINCA Second Division Bogota-Colombia, National Pedagogic University, Bogota, Colombia
  • Coaching Experience: Provincial Coach Santander, Colombia; Club Atletico Bucaramanga, Colombia; Saint Thomas University, Men’s team Coach Bucaramanga, Colombia; North Mississauga Soccer Club, Mississauga, Ontario. Solo Talentos Soccer Program, Ontario. Several Academies in Colombia, Venezuela, and Canada
  • Key Successes to Date: Helping players to maximize their talent and support their transition into a professional environment and universities careers. Grow the love of the Game to Players and Coaches
  • Most Memorable Soccer Moment: Playing soccer in the streets with other kids in our neighborhood
  • Favourite Player: Pele
  • What you enjoy doing outside of soccer: Spend time with my loved ones, travelling, watching movies, listening to music, dancing salsa and vallenatos