North Mississauga Soccer Club

Goalkeeper Training Program

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  • North Mississauga SC brings unique approach to athlete development where goalkeeper can immerse themselves in an elite level!
  • The North Mississauga goalkeeper program is run by UEFA, NSCAA and Ontario Soccer certified Goalkeeper Coach, Spyros Stergiotis.  The Club’s Head Goalkeeper Coach works closely with the head coaches engaging each athlete to key competencies of goalkeeper development in the following areas: support, communication, defending, positioning.

HEAD GOALKEEPER COACH'S BIO

Spyros Stergiotis played for North Mississauga SC at the youth level representing the Club as an Ontario Provincial Projects player. Spyros went on to attend Wilmington University NCAA on an athletic scholarship, majoring in Business Marketing and earning a Bachelors of Science Degree. 

His dedication and love for football drove his unmatched workmate and led to the signing of a professional contract in the Greece Football league where he played for 5 seasons. While competing in Major Greek Cup and playing against professional Greek clubs, such as AEK Athens and Panathinaikos, Spyros  was applying lessons he learned at NMSC as a youth player.   

Spyros: “I chose North Mississauga Soccer Club, because its such a diverse and multi-cultural club. The Club has many young players willing to learn goalkeeping skills. My goal as a coach is to help to promote and develop young goalkeepers with proper while teaching them crucial skills, such as positioning, proper techniques, physical and tactical aspects of the beautiful game. During our sessions, we also focus on the mental aspect of training that will help our players to become strong athletes.”

NMSC GOALKEEPER COMPETENCIES

  1. Positioning (set and moving)
  2. Technique (hands)
  3. Correct collection of the ball
  4. Working with the net close angles 
  5. Diving 
  6. Commanding the box
  7. Relevant communication
  8. 1 vs 1 situations 
  9. Distribution with hands and feet
  10. Dealing with crosses 
  11. Organizing set pieces
  12. Video analysis of games & training

NMSC GOALKEEPER CHARACTERISTICS

  • Manager of the game: Proactively executes their own role within the team in order to control the game at any given time
  • Proactive Manager out of possession: Denies goal scoring opportunities through positioning, instruction and effective actions
  • Exploits space in possession: Proactive support that passes and eliminates opposing players
  • Unique: Stands apart from the rest due to an outstanding characteristic or attribute
  • Efficient Mover: A co-ordinated athlete who moves with ease, maximizing the use of physical characteristics
  • Physical Presence: Uses functional power to dominate physical scenarios
  • Robust: Consistently handles the physical demands of the game and all of its scenarios
  • “Big” Saves: Makes unexpected, result defining saves
  • Effective Actions: Produces a variety of unique actions at the relevant moments
  • Outstanding Distributor: Successfully executes a wide range of passing
  • Consistent: Repeated and successful use of effective actions
  • Winner: A relentless approach to being No. 1
  • Nerve Strength: A robust inner belief to perform under pressure
  • Self Aware: Understands and uses personal characteristics to maximize their own and team’s performance
  • Control: Regulates the appropriate emotional state in order to maximize performance
  • Leader: Guides and inspires others via action, manner and communication towards a common goal
  • Presence: A demeanour that projects positivity onto the team and adversely effects the opposition
  • Learner: Actively absorbs information quickly and efficiently in order to improve performance
  • Connected to the team: Establishes relationships within the team, while retaining their unique identity
Our Club

The North Mississauga Soccer Club is dedicated to the development of well-balanced, successful players at both the recreation and competitive level. The club is committed to the development of its coaches, referees and players to their potential through the instruction of the tactical, technical, physical and psychological aspects of soccer. 

Recreational Programs

North Mississauga SC offers a range of recreational soccer programs that allow athletes to stay active and develop social skills. All recreational programs are offered only once a week to allow players to combine soccer with other activities.

Grassroots Programs

North Mississauga SC offers Grassroots Development programs for U8-U12 athletes. The development environment promotes 4-times a week commitment (3 practices and 1 game) and is based on the 4-corner approach that facilitates athletes’ development of technical, physical, socio-emotional and psychological skills! Junior Panthers (U6-U7) development program provides an opportunity to the younger athletes to learn soccer skills in a fun environment!

Grassroots Development (U8-U12)

Junior Panthers Academy (U6-U7)

Competitive Programs

North Mississauga SC offers Competitive Programs to U13-U17 athletes. The program requires a 4-times a week commitment (3 practices and 1 game). The teams compete in Mississauga Youth Soccer League during the indoor season and in Peel Halton District Soccer League or Golden Horse Shoe Soccer League (regional) during the outdoor season. 

High Performance

North Mississauga SC is a proud member of the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) and League 1 Ontario, the province’s Pro-Am, standards-based, senior soccer league. 

Club Officials

North Mississauga SC is thriving due to its devoted coaches, match officials and board members. Learn more about current opportunities with the club and discover available resources!

Events

North Mississauga SC offers year-round events in addition to its core soccer programs. The information on tryouts (U13+) and open sessions (U8-U12) will be posted in this section. March Break Camp, Holiday Camp and Summer Camps’ information will be updated on the website prior to registration getting available.  

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