Nico Girard Joins Toronto High Park Football Club as Director of Coaching

Published Friday, June 16, 2017

Toronto High Park Football Club today announced that Nico Girard has joined the Club as Director of Coaching for U11 and U12 boys. 

“I am excited to announce Nico’s appointment today,” said Rahim Mohamed, Technical Director at Toronto High Park Football Club.  “Nico’s strong coaching background and future aspirations are in line with our direction as a Club.  He brings a working knowledge of Ontario youth soccer - and within Toronto specifically - from his tenure at North Toronto SC.”

Nico comes to Toronto High Park Football Club (‘THPFC’) having previously worked at North Toronto Soccer Club with its grassroots competitive age groups.   He will continue in his role as assistant coach with the University of Toronto varsity men’s soccer team, which is a perennial OUA and CIS contender.  Nico brings a unique mix of knowledge from developing players at the grassroots level all the way up to varsity athletes.

In his new role, Nico will direct the development efforts for all U11 and U12 boys, consistent with THPFC’s philosophies and the principles of Long Term Player Development.  He will be responsible for the advancement of all players in these age groups, and will coordinate all training, games and festivals.

“Nico’s knowledge of the youth soccer landscape, and experience developing players will be tremendous assets to those he works with,” added Mr. Mohamed.  “As the Club continues to make positive changes towards youth development, Nico will play an important role as a member of our technical staff. “

Coaching Qualifications:

  • UEFA B License (pending assessment)      
  • USSF National C License
  • USSF National Youth License
  • CSA Provincial B License
  • NCCP Intro to Competition


Prior Coaching Experience:

  • North Toronto Soccer Club - Technical Staff and Camp Director
  • Toronto FC - Youth Soccer Development Convenor - Camps and Clinics
  • University of Toronto - Assistant Coach (current)
  • The York School - Technical Staff Coach
  • Toronto Soccer Association - Technical Staff Coach



  • Master of Teaching - University of Toronto
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - Lakehead University

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