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Academy Coaching Staff

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Sanjeev Parmar

Academy Technical Director

  • CSA A License

  • FIFA Futsal Certificate

  • Masters in HK Sports Management

  • Recipient of Ottawa Business Journal Forty Under 40 Award

  • Played professionally with Charlotte Eagles / Ottawa Wizards winning numerous titles including USL National Championship

  • Captained Canadian Military National Team in the Americas Cup

  • Technical Director of YFC Rurkakalan in Punjab, India since 2008 (

  • Co-founder of 99Rated Player Development App

  • First ever Inductee into Campbell River Youth Soccer Association Hall of Fame in the player category

  • Houghton University Athletics Hall of Honour Class of 2023/24

  • United Soccer Coaches Convention Presenter 2024


         (613) 277-8096

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Joshua Sargusingh

Academy Lead Coach U6 - U11

  • Fundamentals, Active Start, Learn to Train, Soccer for Life and C Licence -
    Trained certifications, B License Candidate

  • Parmar Sports Training Staff member since 2012

  • Coached Futuro’s U9 team since 2014 and Coached Futuro’s U10 team since 2017

  • Started competitive soccer at age 9, and was part of Parmar +20 Elite program

  • Won the Robbie Tournament with Ottawa Fury in 2009

  • Honours graduate in Mechanical Engineering at Carleton University

Christian Sargusingh

Academy Skill Development Coach

  • Fundamentals, Active Start, Learn to Train certifications

  • Parmar Sports Training Staff member since 2011

  • Head Staff member of Parmar Ball Mastery Programs

  • First started playing competitively at age 9, and was part of the
    Parmar +20 Elite program for 3 years

  • Traveled to France with the Ottawa Fury to compete in the Plomelin International tournament

  • where our team defeated clubs from Brazil, Germany, and France.

  • Was invited to train with Lyon-Duchère AS (a French semi-pro academy) and spent a full week at their Balmont facility.

  • Honours graduate in Computer Systems Engineering at Carleton University 

Lucas Blain

Academy Lead Coach U15-18

  • Former pro player in Sweden 

  • Carleton University Soccer Men's Assistant Head Coach

  • UEFA B License Candidate

  • Algonquin College OCAA Champion, Rookie of the Year and All-Star Team Selection

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Chris Wellsman

Strength and Conditioning Coach

  • Former Captain of Queens University Men's Soccer Team

  • 3 years experience working in a private training facility as a strength and conditioning coach

  • Coaching Consultant with Coaching Association of Canada

  • Bachelor of Physical and Education Degree from Queens University 

  • Masters of Human Kinetics specializing in Sport Management from the University of Ottawa

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Craig Taylor
Sprint Mechanics Coach
  • Bahrain National Team Sprint Coach 

  • Norway Bobsled National Team Sprint Coach

  • University of Ottawa Football Sprint Coach

  • Ottawa Lions Club

  • 4 decades of athlete / coach development

  • on the proper bio-mechanical principles of speed & power

  • Coaching high performance athletics across many different disciplines, nationally and internationally. Football, Soccer, Rugby, Basketball, Hockey, Volleyball, Bobsleigh, Waterski, Tennis

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Marco Gee
Goalkeeper Coach
  • Futsal GK Coach with L'Equipe Mamba of the PLFQ in Gatineau, Qc.,

  • applying situational activities and exercises using progression from grassroots to competitive boys and girls and responsible for implementing and delivering GKC1 goalkeeper training strategies to ensure their successful development.

  • Proud Official Brand Ambassador for NGA Soccer Canada, makers of quality goalkeeper gloves and apparel.

Jed Davies

High Performance Support U15-18


  • Coach with experience in professional (Ottawa Fury and Miami FC and international football (Iran and Estonia)

  • Ottawa Fury FC Assistant Head Coach (NASL 2016, USL 2017, Canadian Championship 2016, 2017). 

  • Tactical Analyst for Estonia National Team 2015-2016

  • Assistant Coach at Oxford University Football Club (2014)

  • World Football Academy Expert and Mentor (Raymond Verheijen)

  • UEFA Qualified Coach (English Football Association)

  • Author of two published books including The Philosophy of Football: In Shadows of Marcelo Bielsa (RocketBird London 2016) and Coaching the Tiki-Taka Style of Play (SoccerTutor 2013).

Jordan Hassin

First Aid Representative / Coach Under 5-10

  • Doctorate student in the School of Medicine at University of Ottawa

  • Standard First Aid CPR/AED Level C Certified

  • EODSA Region 5 player in 2011

  • Ontario provincial program 2011/2012

  • Ottawa Fury player from 2012-2015

  • Ottawa internationals men's premier player in 2016

  • U9/10 assistant coach for futuro from 2015-present

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Ty Akpinar 

Head Coach Futuro Freestyle Soccer

  • International Freestyle Soccer Athlete

  • Redbull Street Style 2018 & 2019 (Canadian Qualifier)

  • Foreign Freestyle Jam 2017 (Chicago, Illinois) 

  • Washington D.C. Freestyle Show/Performance 2018

  • Co-founder of Freefootca 

  • First Aid/CPR training

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