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Goalkeeper Coach Diploma Course Announced

By Staff, 10/26/21, 9:30AM EDT


This course is a pre-requisite for Canada Soccer’s new Youth Goalkeeper Licence.

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Ontario Soccer is excited to announce registration is now open for a new Goalkeeper Coach Diploma course, which begins November 18, 2021 in a blended-learning format.

The course will offer a theory component, which will be delivered online and an in-person practical component, will take place at the Ontario Soccer Centre under the Ontario Soccer Return to Play Guidelines and Public Health directives.

An Overview:

The Goalkeeper Coach Diploma course is produced by Ontario Soccer and it combines theoretical and practical components of how to effectively coach goalkeepers. Furthermore, this course is a pre-requisite for Canada Soccer’s new Youth Goalkeeper Licence.

What do you learn?

The workshop’s modules target the following learning outcomes:

  • Role of the Goalkeeper and the Goalkeeper coach
  • Methodology of Coaching a Goalkeeper
  • Planning a Session for a Goalkeeper
  • Shot Stopping: Where they come from?
  • Goalkeeper specific fitness, agility and nutrition

What are the course pre-requisites?

Prior to registering for the Goalkeeper Coach Diploma course, coaches must have completed the following:

Structure of the Course

The course will consist of four online Zoom sessions and one on-field practical session and a final assignment.






Introduction & Theory Part 1

Zoom Online

Thursday, Nov. 18th


Theory Part 2

Zoom Online

Saturday, Nov. 20th


Theory Part 3

Zoom Online

Thursday, Nov. 25th


Theory Part 4

Zoom Online

Saturday, Nov. 27th


Practical Delivery

In-Person On-Field

Thursday, Dec. 2nd



The On-field Practical will be at the Ontario Soccer Centre (7601 Martin Grove Road - Vaughan, Ontario).

PLEASE NOTE: 100% attendance and engagement is required for the duration of the course.

What is the cost?


Application and Registration

Coaches are required to apply for the course via Coach Centre, providing proof of their completion of the pre-requisites. Upon being approved, coaches are then able to register for the course they are interested in.

If you have any questions, please contact Lyndon Hooper, Coordinator, Coach Education, Player Development & Club Licensing.

How do I stay connected to Ontario Soccer?

For further information please refer to the latest bulletins on the COVID-19 Updates page, which has all the latest information from Ontario Soccer, as well as resources for your members. Please consider placing a dedicated link to the COVID-19 Updates on the homepage on your website.

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