The Winstars Staff


The Winstars staff has all the expertise to get you to the next level! We have an excellent track record for getting players to some of the best NCAA university teams, or even on to professional teams. What stands out about Winstars is the endless hours that each staff member puts in, to ensure that each player is fully prepared to take on the challenges that lie ahead. Our Academy program clearly works, and this is because of our exceptional staff.

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Bobby GrahamBobby Graham
Academy Director


Provincial B License
Email: winstarssoccer@bellnet.ca

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Technical Director, Woodbridge Soccer Club 2000-2005

Participated in 5 Ontario Cup Championships as Head Coach with the Woodbridge Soccer Club, Winning 3 outdoor Ontario Cup Championships and 1 Ontario Indoor Cup Championship, involving 3 different teams.

Technical Director Senior Teams, Glen Shields Soccer Club 2005.

OYSL (Ontario Youth Soccer League), Coach of The Year, 2002 – Woodbridge Soccer Club, BU19 Team.

Robbie International Youth Soccer Tournament, Outstanding Achievement and Contribution to the Game of Soccer (Award), 1999.

OYSL U19 Oakville Winstars, Coach of The Year, 1997.

3M Community Coach of the Year, 1997.

OYSL 1996 Chairman's Award: In recognition of your continued dedication to the game of Soccer, 1996.

NSL (National Soccer League) Coach of the Year, coach of Oakville Winstars, 1993.

NSL (National Soccer League) Minor Division, U18 Coach of the Year, Coach of Wexford SC U18 Team, Canadian National Championship Gold Medal Winners.

Coached Three different Club Teams to National Championship Competitions.

Wexford Soccer Club U18 Boys Team – Canadian National Champions (Gold Medalists), 1990.

Oakville Winstars, U17 Boys Team – Canadian National Finalists (Silver medalists - lost on PK's), 1997.

Woodbridge U19 Boys Team – Canadian National Championship Participants, 1999.

Competed in 12 Robbie International Tournament Finals, winning 9 Championships.

Competed in the Prestigious Dallas Cup Against World Famous Club Reserve Teams, such as AC Milan, Tottenham Hotspur, EC. Victoria, Boca Juniors, Moscow Dynamo, Newcastle United, Unam Pumas, Monterrey, Dynamo Kiev, Benfica of Portugal.

Competed in the prestigious Capital Cup Tournament, won back to back championships with Winstars team.

  Winstars Coaching Team

Winstars Coaching Team

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Blagoja

Bobby Dimitrievski
Staff Coach

bdimitrievski@winstarssoccer.com Bachelor of arts in Journalism and Mass Communication at St. Bonaventure University Playing Career at St. Bonaventure , NCAA Division 1 program on Athletic Scholarship  AAAA OFSAA in 2010 for St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School 2009 Ontario Cup with Oak Ridges SC. Leading goal scorer in the 2007 Italy Cup Cesenatico where we finished 2nd place with Richmond Hill SC.
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Vecchione

Joseph Vecchione
Staff Coach

Joseph is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength & Conditioning Association. He studied Kinesiology at the University of Guelph-Humber, where he performed concurrent training research on endurance athletes, looking to minimize the interference effect (IE). Studying the fine balance of strength/power training and endurance training to minimize the IE of a program’s desired adaptations is critical to the successful programming of soccer players and athletes.

During his 5 years of coaching experience, Joseph has worked with hundreds of athletes at all levels; grassroots, high school, university, national and Olympic. Joseph had his athletic career cut short by 2 ACL reconstructive surgeries as a young soccer player, which has sparked a relentless drive to physically prepare athletes to be resilient and dominate in their field of play.

Joseph has worked in many settings, including the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario, the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, and the University of Toronto.

www.josephvecchione.com

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Frank Festa

Frank Festa
Staff Coach

Former Player and Father of Academy Player Daniel Festa who graduated from Manhattan College in New York, and NCAA Division 1 Soccer Program in Manhattan, New York.
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Paul Lippa

Paul Lippa
Staff Coach

plippa@winstarssoccer.com

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Roberto Carranza

Roberto Carranza
Goalkeeper Coach

rcarranza@winstarssoccer.com

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Stella Makris

Stella Makris
Athletic Therapist - Trainer

Stella Makris has been involved in soccer since the age of 10. She played for both York University and Sheridan College while completing her undergraduate degrees. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology and Athletic Therapy, as well as a Teacher's Degree in Health and Physical Education and Biology--Intermediate/Senior Division. Stella has worked in the past with the Ontario Soccer Association in the Rehabilitation Centre providing therapy services to the Provincial program, and as part of the York Region Soccer Association-- District soccer program. She was also the Communications, Coordinator for FIFA 11+, an injury prevention program to reduce injuries in youth across Ontario. Presently, she is the Head Athletic Trainer at Glen Shields Soccer Club and at Winstars Soccer Academy.
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Charlie Sciberras
Academy Staff Coach

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Jim Handsor
Equipment Manager

OSA Senior Coaching Level
Email: jhandsor@winstarssoccer.com

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Jim has been with the Winstars since the beginning and coached with Bobby Graham at Wexford. His Son Chris went on to University of Akron and then Professional Player in the MISL.