About Soccer North


Our aim is to provide young Canadian players with soccer training experiences comparable with leading soccer nations. We achieve this by providing a positive educational and training environment where young players follow a proven, progressive and age-appropriate coaching model delivered by qualified coaching instructors.


To change the way young players are developed in North America. Provide our young players with positive learning experiences that fosters a love of the game and facilitates opportunities to develop their talent to it’s greatest potential.

Fundamental Principles of Success

Teach players to Play the 1v1 Way! Skill + Technique + Vision + Passion

Prepare players individually to succeed at higher levels of the game

Prepare young players for a life in football

Establish formal pathways internationally for higher levels of play

Assist players with consultation on pursuing US Scholarship Opportunities

Play an exciting and entertaining brand of attacking football that reflects the skills developed in street soccer and futsal

Mentor our players in our core human values.. integrity, respect, honesty, passion, positive attitude, pride in what you do, teamwork, desire to learn, love of the game, perseverance and humble commitment to excellence

Coach: Ian McClurg

I was raised in Northern Ireland and immigrated to Canada in 1981.

In 2000, I founded 1v1 Soccer FC and was motivated by the desire to provide young North American players with the same development experiences provided by leading soccer nations.

1v1 Soccer FC is one of Canada’s leading privately owned youth development academies. Eight of our players have been invited to train with the Toronto FC academy during the last four years and several others have progressed to play at the national, provincial and ODPL levels.

During my coaching career to date I have successfully worked with 6 players from the Canadian Men’s national team program and 7 players who went on to play for our Woman’s national team program.

I have earned a UEFA A license and Canadian and US B licenses.

In addition to my role with 1v1 Soccer FC I currently work as a coach and scout for the Wolverhampton Wanderers North American academy. Recently, I began a Masters Degree Program in Performance Coaching at the University of Stirling in Scotland.