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OSU Force Academy Goalkeeper COE
The “GOLD STANDARD” in Goalkeeper Development


Goalkeeper Centre of Excellence coaches David Bellemare and Aaron Falsetto bring a wealth of knowledge and experience with them having developed goalkeepers for provincial programs, National teams and University programs. 

For players who aspire to be a goalkeeper and players who are wanting to try a different position, this program is an excellent chance to master or learn all the required skills. Goalkeeping is known as one of the most technically difficult positions on the soccer field, so we feel it is vital for our goalkeepers to have that extra attention to help them learn the correct techniques. 

Goalkeepers will work through the fundamental skills of the position: agility and footwork, positioning, shot stopping, catching, diving, and distribution (both throwing and kicking). As part of the key skills players will hopefully come to understand the tactical side to being a GK and learn to command the box! 

Sessions will include the latest in technical and tactical methodologies as well as the latest equipment to develop the goalkeepers in the program. 


Program Description:
The Centre of Excellence program follows a Professional European Development Model that brings together the best curriculum and elite player development programming.
The COE is geared towards ambitious players committed to their individual development and want to push themselves to reach the highest levels of playing the game.  
Key Training Program Principals
•    Top professional coaches with the highest coaching certifications 
•    Player Centered 
•    Professional Environment 
•    Holistic Development focus
•    High Intensity 
•    Fun and Safe learning environment 

The COE program works in conjunction with players team activities and serves as additional training sessions. 

Meet the Coaches:

  • Paul Harris - Technical Director - UEFA A License
  • Simon Wilshow - Club Technical Coach - UEFA A License
  • Abraham Osman - Club Technical Coach - National B License
  • Anthony Vassallo - Club Technical Coach - National B License

.....additional other club technical coaches as needed.

Program Details:

The COE program is included within the Force Academy Black program fees from U11-U18. At U9 and U10, it is an optional program for individuals to register for. Players participating are generally on our Force Academy teams. Players may register for an individual phase (Fall/Winter or Spring/Summer) or year round. If joining late, please contact our Programs Manager ( to complete registration.

As available, the club will also offer a COE II program at U13-U18, which is designed for our Force Academy White and Blue teams.

Overall, the COE program is designed to be a Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer program, covering between 38 - 40 sessions throughout the year.


U9 & U10 (Born in 2010 & 2009)
COE Phase 1 - Fall/Winter $400
COE Phase 2 - Spring/Summer $400
Year Round $735
U11+ (Born in 2008 and Older)
COE Phase 1 - Fall/Winter $600
COE Phase 2 - Spring/Summer $600
Year Round $1,100

Fee Includes:                                

  • COE training t-shirt

  • Facility costs

  • Coaching costs

  • Extended training times at U11 and above 

  • Insured and Registered with Ontario Soccer

Parents to Provide:

  • Soccer cleats

  • Shin guards

  • Socks

  • Ball

Program Coordinator: Craig Stead -                              


Program Curriculum:

The players work through a detailed curriculum which includes the following:

  • Ball Mastery
  • Turning
  • Shielding
  • Receiving on the half turn
  • Passing and receiving - both feet
  • Ball striking and shooting - both feet
  • Running with the ball
  • Dribbling
  • Defending
  • Aerial Control

Additional Training Opportunities:

  • Striker School 
  • Build the Athlete 

Many players within this program will also participate within our summer camps for additional training

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