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Program For Players With Physical and Intellectual Disabilities
Our Panther Stars program provides an opportunity to include players ages 5-30 with intellectual and physical disabilities in our community to enjoy the game of soccer as we want to celebrate everyone’s participation with the North Mississauga Soccer Club.
They must be physically capable of participating without any serious medical condition that would put them at risk.
Volunteers operate the program. We do not expect parents to act as coaches. The Club finds volunteer coaches who work with the players making sure they can properly conduct the training sessions. The training sessions normally consist of warm up exercises and ball control/skill fun activities.
Our focus for the Panther Stars program is to develop the players at their own pace in a healthy environment. We also want to promote fun and expose players to some skill development, team play, making friends and being active through soccer for life.
A parent or guardian must remain at the field during each session. This will make the players feel more comfortable and as well provide the coaching staff immediate support should an issue arise.
The North Mississauga Soccer Club offers the Panther Stars Program during both the indoor and outdoor season!
Registration is done online by players individually. If you’d like to play with a certain player or players, please put their name(s) down at the time of your online registration in the “Play Together Request” box. All play together requests are granted. If you are not 18 at the time of registration, you will need to register through a guardian’s account.
New to NMSC?
Welcome to our Club! Before visiting or calling the office, you will first need to create an account through PowerUp by clicking the register button below. Visit our How to Register guide on how to successfully create an account. Your registration process can be completed online from there. If you need help accessing your account, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-858-1227 for assistance.
Welcome back! Please log into your existing PowerUp account online to complete registration. If you need help accessing your account, please contact email@example.com or 905-858-1227 for assistance.
interested in volunteering?
Volunteering is a terrific way to get involved in soccer, while at the same time supporting your club and your community.
Please visit our Recreational Coaching page for further instructions.
2020 INDOOR PROGRAM
** no sessions are on March 14th, March 21st, or april 11th
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2020 OUTDOOR PROGRAM
* no sessions are on August 3rd due to the long weekend
** field location is dependent on City of Mississauga field permit approval
*** Schedules will be available through your PowerUp account on or about May 12th, 2020
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The Panther Stars program was created by former NMSC staff member, Ken Howe, because of his belief that all kids deserve an opportunity to play and have something “special” to call their own.
When it started, the program consisted of 4 coaches and 10-15 registered athletes in the outdoor program. Since then, the program has experienced substantial growth. With the addition of an indoor season, the program welcomes upwards of 40 athletes in the summer and 15 in the winter and has tripled the number of coaches. This success is a direct result of the efforts, care and dedication the coaches/volunteers put into it on a weekly basis and the continued commitment by the club in supporting the program.
As one of the only club provided programs in the GTHA for individuals with developmental and/or physical exceptionalities, Panther Stars is a distinctive program that fosters having fun, making friends, basic skill development and being active. Beyond that, it promotes a sense of belonging and social development.
As one of the coaches, the most impactful aspect is seeing the social development and the growth of the athletes. Having witnessed firsthand the personal growth of the program’s ‘regulars’ over the years; the strides they have made and the joy they get from coming out on Monday nights or Saturday mornings and knowing that this program has played a part in that growth is the highlight for me. The soccer skill improvement is just icing on the cake.
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