Everest Academy



Soccer at Everest Academy provides players with an individual skill development program to help student-athletes reach their full potential and develop a passion for the sport.  Programming is available both for players who are new or still learning to play the sport and wish to improve their skills, as well as for competitive or elite players who seek to progress their game to further levels of play.  Everest Academy Soccer will equip players with the tools, knowledge, and attitude needed to realize their highest player goals, and succeed in their team environments.

The goal of Everest Soccer is to provide each player with a solid foundation of soccer skills, to help each player gain an improved knowledge of the game, and to emphasize the importance of a technical foundation.  Players will develop a mantra of creating a will to prepare to win.

Student athletes also experience a daily comprehensive strength and conditioning program to support their soccer development that is created and specified to each athlete’s needs and goals.


Soccer at Everest Academy focuses on age-appropriate training that emphasizes and promotes technical competence and confidence.  Training sessions are thoughtfully designed for players of varying levels who want to learn and develop their skills in a high-energy, structured environment.

Soccer at Everest Academy is not meant to replace or substitute players’ existing participation at Club or Academy settings.  The soccer training at Everest is meant to compliment players’ current training schedules, and to provide more opportunities for players to reach their potential for when they are back in their team environments.  In addition to this, fitness programming, along with strength and conditioning plans created for players, will always take the athlete’s current Club or Academy commitments into consideration when being developed.

Players who intend to play soccer at a collegiate level, both in Ontario and abroad will receive guidance and support through the coaches and Everest Academy staff, including, but not limited to, SAT preparation, player profile and video development support, and off-season strength and conditioning programming.


Student-Athletes at Everest Academy receive their soccer training on a full-sized turf pitch during the Fall and Spring months located within a 5 minute safe walking distance from the school.  During the winter months, the program moves indoors to a nearby turf facility where training can continue with full capabilities.



Andrew Ornoch

Andrew Ornoch is one of two founding partners of Dutch Connections FC INC. In 2013, his playing career came to an early end after an injury induced early retirement from professional football. He spent 7 years playing for Papa Lombard FC (Hungary), Esbjerg fB (Denmark), Heracles, BV Veendam and Telstar (Holland). He has represented Canada’s Men’s National Team in international friendlies, Olympic Qualifying (2008) and World Cup qualifying (2009). Between 2003-2005 he studied history and business at the University of Detroit Mercy (NCAA Div.1) where he made the Dean’s list (honor roll) while on full soccer scholarship helping UDM to a Horizon League Championship (2005).

Since 2013, Andrew has shared responsibilities of building Dutch Connections FC INC. He has earned his Provincial ‘B’ (Ontario) and National ‘B” (Canada) coaching licenses. His focus is on sharing his experience, learning and developing further as a youth trainer.


Jorg Von Nieuwenhuyzen

Jorg Van Nieuwenhuyzen is one of two founding partners of Dutch Connections FC INC. In 2013 he moved to Canada to focus on building Dutch Connections FC Inc. He started his youth career at Tholense Boys before joining the RBC Roosendaal Youth Academy (Holland) where he would make his professional debut in the Eredivisie during the 96-97 season. He would spend the next 14 seasons playing for RBC Roosendaal, SBV Excelsior and Heracles .

After Heracles, Jorg played 2 seasons in the Topklasse for HSV Hoek and FC Lienden which gave him the opportunity to work as an assistant trainer at RBC Roosendaal and earn his KNVB ‘C’ coaching license. Since 2013, Jorg has shared responsibilities of developing DCFC and has been instrumental in building a relationship with Feyenoord Rotterdam (Feyenoord Camps Canada).

Everest Academy is Canada’s leading K to 12 S.E.L.F.™ private school; dedicated to the holistic development of high-achieving students.
Everest is based in Thornhill, Ontario in the York region, part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Everest Academy is an alternative school founded by Farell Duclair, former CFL football player, on the idea that all students can achieve remarkable excellence as scholars, athletes, and people when given the opportunity and resources.