The LLD Sports pathway model is best described as a player-led philosophy that focuses on individual progress and balancing technical and tactical success. We follow a set of principles that have been adopted by the most successful professional sports academies in the world and created the best talent in the world of soccer. This philosophy emphasizes each individual’s personal development with a focus on core skills, technical proficiency, and encouraging creativity and positive habits. All while embracing a true passion for the sport of soccer.
LLD Sports specialize in overall players and goalkeeper development. The goalkeeper is the most important player on the soccer field – they are the Last Line of Defence and the first line of attack. To play the position well requires specific skills and training. LLD’s overall mission is to train youth, teen, and adult goalkeepers to achieve the highest level of performance in the art of goalkeeping. The combined efforts of LLD and the soccer community assist in the development of top goalkeeping athletes.
Tomasz Janas, LLD Executive Director and Head Coach, runs the LLD Academy. Mr. Janas has over twenty-five years of soccer goalkeeping experience. He played goalkeeper for more than ten years, five of which were semi-professionally and professionally. In addition, he coached goalkeeping for another nine years for the National Training Centre (Prairies) through the Canadian Soccer Association and the Alberta Soccer Association Provincial Training Program. Currently, Mr. Janas is GK Coach with FC Edmonton in NASL for his complete soccer curriculum vitae.
Over 29 years’ experience within a professional soccer environment
Participated more than 47 international soccer competitions
Participant of numerous international coaching symposiums – AJAX Amsterdam, Athletic Bilbao, Hertha Berlin, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Colorado, Vancouver, Polish National Teams U-17 UEFA
Provided development and instruction to national level goalkeepers in Canada (National Training Centre) and Poland (PZPN)
Alberta Soccer Association Technical Development Co-Chairman. 2019