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Marco Ilao

Soccer Training Specialist

A professional committed to bringing the joy of sport and competition through soccer. Having traveled to many different places as a player and coach I hold a unique approach to the game. As a player my experience spans from winning an OFSAA championship, playing against professional teams in Trinidad and Tobago, getting recruited to Preparatory School in Massachusetts and eventually a Division 1 scholarship to Bowling Green State University. Since my playing days ended in 2013, I’ve been coaching through various avenues. My first coaching job started in Ohio as a Head Coach of the U9 Girls, the next year I worked as an assistant technical director at the club before moving back to Canada. Since being in Canada I’ve worked as a Head Coach at the Rep. level in Mississauga. In addition, I’ve created a private program working with age groups from U3 to U16. I’ve worked with kids with many different objectives as my program has helped kids play competitively in Ontario to playing overseas in England. The primary goal will always be teaching youth the correct way to play, proper regulations within the game and during training. Through those exercises all the important interpersonal skills shine through as they accomplish tasks throughout games and training. The importance of building self-confidence and problem-solving abilities can be achieved through many avenues, but it is my personal belief it is best achieved through team sport.


  • Right To Play

  • Learn To Train

  • Game Leader Program

  • Soccer for Life


  • Captained King’s Christian Collegiate to its first ever OFSAA Single “A” Championship in its school’s history.

  • Recruited to American Preparatory School in Wilbraham, MA to play soccer. In that time broke the school record for most consecutive shutouts. Achieved Massachusetts All State and All League Team two years in a row. Attended 2008-2010

  • Received Division 1 Scholarship to Bowling Green State University from 2010-2014 and played as a Center Back and Right Back during that time.


  • Experience playing for a wealth of clubs in southern Ontario at the top division. Have also played at the club level in Massachusetts.

  • Clubs Played for in Ontario: Woodbridge, North Mississauga, Oakville, Brampton East, Saltfleet and Mississauga

  • Clubs Played for in Massachusetts: Western United FC


Bowling Green Soccer Club – Assistant Technical Director and Head Coach

  • Tasked with designing training programs for ages U8 to U12 girls and boys

  • In charge of running at least one weekly sessions for age groups ranging from U6 to U14

  • Encouraged mental strength and teamwork

  • Emphasized on positive reinforcement through play

  • Coordinated Set Pieces and other nuances of the game (e.g. Throw Ins)

International Mississauga Soccer Club – Head Coach

  • In charge of managing and coaching the U8 boys team to U9

  • Challenged the team to achieve high standards and work as a team

  • Designed, coached and coordinated all training sessions

MSI Soccer Training – Founder and Owner (May 2016 to Present)

  • Create individualized soccer programs to develop skills and improve fitness for beginners to high level recruits

  • Encourage mental strength and toughness to enhance competitive advantage

  • Identify and develop business and customer retention

  • Designed strategies that increased customers by 50 per cent

Marco Ilao
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