WES BARRETT

WES BARRETT

Soccer Camp Leader
Brief info

Wesley returned to Victoria in March 2016 following a time serving as the Head Coach of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Northern Academy and as Assistant Coach with the UNBC Timberwolves men's and women's programs in the 2015 season. As a founder he remains integral to the coordination and planning of EPIC programming.

Wesley began his coaching career at the very young age of 16. Beginning with coaching summer camps, Wes realized very quickly that he wanted to work with children for the remainder of his life. Being very passionate about soccer and about personal growth he has managed to bring the two together in this particular field.

At age 18, Wes was coaching his first groups of players with TSS Academy (Total Soccer Systems). Wesley found himself around some great people who helped develop his teaching and coaching skills. Bart Choufour, Carl Valentine, Rob Dattilo and Colin Elms were a few of his first mentors in the game.

A native of Richmond BC, Wesley began his university playing career at Trinity Western University in 2007 playing on what was then the #1 ranked team in the country. With this playing experience, and two years coaching with TSS Academy, Wes moved to Victoria to further his post secondary education at the University of Victoria. Wesley’s University playing highlight goes back to 2011 when his team won the 2011 CIS National Championship in front of a home crowd. Playing St Marys in the final at Centennial stadium in front of 3000 people amongst was many of his friends and family members who travelled over from Vancouver to watch the tournament.

After playing for the Vikes, studying, and coaching at all levels, Wes now has a degree in education in recreation and health, and is prepared for continued growth in the game.

EDUCATION
Education Bachelor of Arts, Recreation and Health Education

COACHING
National B License
2015-2016: Head Coach, Vancouver Whitecaps Northern Academy Centre
2015-2016: Assistant Coach, University of Northern British Columbia
2013-2015: SMUS Sr. Boys – Head Coach (2 years)
2010-2014: Victoria Highlanders FC – Special Programs Coordinator (2 years)
2007-2009: TSS Academy Staff Coach

PLAYING CAREER
U14 BC Provincial team
U15 Vancouver Whitecaps
U16 Y league National Finalists playing with Abbotsford Mariners
Hugh Boyd Secondary Provincial finalists: 5th Place
Hugh Boyd Secondary Richmond Champions 2004-2006
Hugh Boyd Secondary MVP 2004-2006

Trinity Western University:
2007 CIS Canada West League Champions
2007 CIS Canada West Play off Champions
2007 CIS 5th at Nationals

The University of Victoria:
2009 University of Victoria Canada West league: 2nd place
2009 University of Victoria Canada West Play off Champions
2009 University of Victoria National Finals: 5th Place
2011 University of Victoria Canada West League Champions
2011 University of Victoria National Champions

WES BARRETT