*Clinic sessions resume this Saturday September 22nd.
If you want to become a better soccer player you need to practice.
It’s easy to find practice time as a child or teenager, but what about as adults? At Ballsports, we believe you are never too young to stop improving. That’s why we have adult soccer clinics where regardless of your age, gender, or skill level – practice will help you improve your game. We offer both beginner and intermediate clinics. Beginner clinics are geared towards individuals who are new to the game or have little soccer experience and start with the basics including dribbling, passing, and shooting skills. In our intermediate clinic we expect our participants to have the basics down so they can learn more advanced skills and game strategy. The goal of our program is fun, fitness, and improving your soccer skills in a no-pressure setting. The curriculum is designed by our coaches Saleem and Sami, the exercises are fun an easy to understand and our class sizes ensure that you get the most out of your interaction with our coaches. Participants in our clinics achieve a greater confidence with the ball from the proven drills and hands on instruction provided.
Soccer Fitness Clinics
Looking to work on your fitness to improve your soccer game?
Come out to one of our soccer fitness sessions where you will burn some calories, work on your fitness, and have some fun. The coach will take you through a warmup followed by training exercises with and without a soccer ball with a focus on agility, balance, speed and strength – all with the aim of improving your game!
Want to start the year off with a clean sheet?
Come and sharpen up your goalkeeper skills over the holidays! We will be focusing on all the basic fundamentals; positioning, ball handling and shot stopping. By improving on these 3 key skills you will feel more confident between the posts.
Coach Sami – Intermediate Skills
Sami has been involved with the Ballsports soccer clinics since the summer of 2015. He has been a coach with the UofT Intramural Program for over 8 years. More recently, he has increased his engagement with youth players (7-14yrs) with an emphasis on the holistic development of technical, tactical, and personal skills. He is currently pursuing opportunities to expand his training and share his experience with soccer enthusiasts of all ages.
Coach Omar – Beginner Skills
Omar has been involved in soccer since he was four years old, and started coaching at the age of 16. From training infants 2 years old to lifelong soccer fanatics in their 60s and everyone in between, Omar specializes in creating an enjoyable and positive environment while providing individual feedback with the tools to push themselves in improving their soccer skills and having fun in the process. He aims to provide well-rounded development, promote social integration, stimulate healthy habits while fostering teamwork in a non-intimidating ambiance. In addition, he has been with the UofT Tri-Campus Development League for six years as both a player and coach.
Coach Tristan – Soccer Fitness
Coach Tristan is an experienced soccer player and coach. He’s played since he was 9, won the U17 Ontario Cup, and earned a scholarship to Cornerstone University where he served as captain in his final two seasons. He also currently serves as the coach for the U12 Boys Rep Development Program with Mooredale Soccer Club where he’s been since 2015. Tristan has taken his years of experience playing at a high level and developed a program that focuses on fitness, speed, and agility. Under these three pillars of development Tristan has seen first hand the impact they can have both on and off the soccer field.
Coach Kat – Goalkeeper Clinic
Coach Kat brings an impressive resume to the Ballsports coaching team as a former OWSL provincial player and the current Humber College Women’s Varsity Goalkeepers coach. Kat’s playing career has seen her backstop for the Humber Hawks, the Seneca Sting and even Roma Femminile in Italy. Along with her multiple accolades as a top keeper from playing, Kat also possesses her OSA Goalkeeping Diploma and extensive coaching experience. We are lucky to have Kat as part of our team and are excited to be able to offer a truly top class goalkeeping clinic at Ballsports.
The soccer clinics are led by our resident Ballsports League Manager Saleem Haddad, who has been involved in our leagues for many years as a player, team captain and now staff member. He has earned his CSA coaching certification and successfully instructed several clinics. In addition, he is also a coach in the UofT Tri-Campus Developmental League, where he leads his men’s team in weekly practices and in-game strategies.
Makda Musa Soccer Player
"I joined the soccer clinic almost two years ago. I’ve definitely seen a huge improvement in my skills. I started out with the beginner clinic, and found that the coaches were very supportive and pushed me to do better each session. The structure of the clinics, from the well thought out drills to the fun team scrimmages, really helped me to focus on various skills. I love these clinics, and with the coaches support, I’m looking forward to continuing to grow as a soccer player."
Alfie Di Pucchio Soccer Player
"The clinics are a great way to reconnect with the game. They offer something for everyone. The coaches are excellent and are detailed in every aspect from conditioning to tactics. These clinics are a must and you’ll definitely see an improvement in your game and fitness."