MS, BKINE, R.Kin, CSCS, CSEP-CEP, USSF “A”
Richard Bucciarelli, MS, BKINE, R.Kin, CSCS, CSEP-CEP, USSF “A”, is a fitness coach, sports scientist, and owner of Soccer Fitness Inc., a soccer-specific strength and conditioning company in Toronto. He has worked at some of the highest levels of soccer, both in Canada and internationally, including the Canadian National Women’s Teams, the Toronto FC Academy, The Uruguayan Segunda (second division), as well as several different Canadian college and university teams. He is presently working as Fitness Coach with the Ottawa Fury Football Club, a professional soccer club competing in the United Soccer League (USL), and is also in the process of completing his PhD in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, with a specialty in biomechanics, at the University of Guelph (expected 2020). An avid lecturer and coach educator, Richard has obtained certifications as a FIFA 11+ Instructor and Sport For Life
Movement Preparation Instructor, and has also created his own soccer-specific coach education course, the Soccer Fitness Trainer’s Course, which is presently accredited by the Canadian Soccer Association, the Ontario Soccer Association, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and CanFitPro.