Amit Batra
Amit Batra
Title: Head Coach
Organization: Women's Soccer
Phone: 902-585-1804
Email: amit.batra@acadiau.ca

Coach Amit Batra heads into his ninth season as a full-time head coach of the Axewomen and Axemen soccer teams at Acadia.

Taking over an Axewomen program with six conference championships and a National Title to its credit in the nineties, he has rebuilt the program to become a contender for the AUS championship which has resulted in a semi-final and three finals appearance in the past five seasons.

The AUS Coach of the Year in 2015 and 2018, Batra’s 2018 team finished first in the AUS standings with a 10-1-1 record.

As proud as he is of the on-field success he is even more proud of the recent accomplishments of the members of the Axewomen Soccer Program. The Axewomen regularly have nearly 15 players per year (with a record 19 players in 2014) recognized as Academic All-Canadians bringing to 103 total Academic All-Canadians during his tenure. The Axewomen have also had two student-athletes recognized as a Top-Eight Academic All Canadian in the Country with the Governor General’s Award.

The team has had significant contributions in the community as well which have been recognized at the AUS level for four consecutive years with an Acadia women’s varsity soccer player being honoured with the Community Service Award. Three of those four years the CIS has also recognized an Acadia AxeWoman Soccer player at the National level with the CIS Community Service Award.

On the field, Batra’s team has had 15 AUS All-Stars in the past four seasons and three CIS All Canadians including one conference MVP.

Prior to taking over the reins at Acadia in 2010, Batra spent two seasons with the Mount Saint Vincent University Mystics women's soccer program. While there, the Mystics posted only one regular season loss in two years and finished the 2009 season undefeated. 

Named as the 2009 Atlantic College Athletic Association and Canadian College Athletic Association women's soccer Coach of the Year, Batra's Mystics captured the 2009 ACAA Championship and earned a spot at the CCAA National Championship

Batra's coaching at the grassroots is extensive as a holder of a Canadian Soccer Association National B License. As the Technical Director of Dartmouth United for three years from 2005 to 2007, Amit also was the Halifax East and Halifax West Regional Training Centre Head Coach for Soccer Nova Scotia. In 2005 and 2006, Batra coached the Under 13 and Under 14 Boys Provincial teams. In 2012 he spent one year as Assistant Coach with the Men's Canada Games team before other career commitments required him to step away from that role.

For nearly 10 years, Amit played in the NSSL Premiership for Forest Hills United under former Acadia men's head coach John Kehoe and for the Dartmouth United Club until 2004.

Prior to taking over the reins at Acadia in 2010, Batra spent two seasons with the Mount Saint Vincent University Mystics women's soccer program. While there, the Mystics posted only one regular season loss in two years and finished the 2009 season undefeated. 

Named as the 2009 Atlantic College Athletic Association and Canadian College Athletic Association women's soccer Coach of the Year, Batra's Mystics captured the 2009 ACAA Championship and earned a spot at the CCAA National Championship

Batra's coaching at the grassroots is extensive as a holder of a Canadian Soccer Association National B License. As the Technical Director of Dartmouth United for three years from 2005 to 2007, Amit also was the Halifax East and Halifax West Regional Training Centre Head Coach for Soccer Nova Scotia. In 2005 and 2006, Batra coached the Under 13 and Under 14 Boys Provincial teams. In 2012 he spent one year as Assistant Coach with the Men's Canada Games team before other career commitments required him to step away from that role.

For nearly 10 years, Amit played in the NSSL Premiership for Forest Hills United under former Acadia men's head coach John Kehoe and for the Dartmouth United Club until 2004.