North York Academy is very excited to announce that Nather Jarrar will be joining the club’s coaching staff. He will be the head coach for the 2006 and U21 High Performance teams.
“I am excited to join North York,” said Jarrar, “a club that shares my passion and dedication to the player development and professional pathway. It has been a goal for me to pursue coaching in Toronto after spending 3 years in Canada and seeing Ontario clubs with so much success. The club ownership inspired me with the long-term vision they have.”
Jarrar has his UEFA A coaching license, which he earned in the UK. He has also completed the Quebec Soccer Association Technical Director Diploma program and has his Canadian Youth License. His vast playing and coaching experience at teams based in Europe, North America, and the Middle East makes Jarrar an asset to our club.
He has been a coach at Villareal CF’s professional academy, and at Jordanian Pro League clubs including Al-Ahli FC and Al-Faisaly FC. Since arriving in Canada, Jarrar has spent time as the Development Phase Manager at Calgary Foothills, and coached Cavalry FC’s U20 and U23 USL2 teams. He was also the coach of Outremont Soccer Club’s PLSQ semi-pro division 3 team. Most recently, he was head coach of Vancouver Whitecaps FC’s Edmonton BMO Academy.
Before becoming a coach, Jarrar played professionally in Jordan and semi-professionally in Canada. He’s familiar with the Canadian soccer scene, having also played varsity soccer at Concordia University. His playing career ended in 2009, at which point he transitioned to coaching.
Though he will be working with High Performance players at NYA, Jarrar also understands the importance of grassroots programming. He is the founder of Amman FC, a youth club that has produced multiple players who have been selected for Jordan’s national team.
Jarrar has proven his ability to develop players and improve teams at each of his previous clubs. His expertise and skillset will help take North York Academy to the next level.