Competitive Teams Staff

2018 Outdoor Technical Staff

Position Name
Technical Director TBA
Technical Director Minis (U7-U9) Paul Lippa
Technical Director Girls TBA
Director Girls Rep  
Director Boys Rep TBA
Goalikeeper Coach Jonathan Franco & Camilo Benzi
Head Referee Jorge Monico

Girls Teams Coaches

Team Coach Assistant coach Manager
U14 - 2004 Dimitri Ovetchinnikov    
U17 - 2001 Dimitri Ovetchinnikov   Marco Simone

Boys Teams Coaches

Team Coach Assistant coach Manager
U13 - 2005 Paul Lippa   Pat Colangelo
U14 - 2004 Gianfranco Manchisi Angelo LaMatia


Glen Shields Futbol Club takes great pride in the coaches that work for us. Our volunteer coaches who in many cases have a child on the field are the glue of the organization and in fact they are the cornerstone, the backbone of who and what we are.

Our paid staff coaches are trained professional licensed coaches who have a high playing background with a teaching methodology to train our players through an age specific, position specific curriculum with an emphasis on learning how to play the game correctly through the development of the basic fundamentals necessary to succeed.

Developing soccer players is the primary objective for our coaches, but what cannot be underestimated is the importance of coaches shaping lives. Gone are the days when coaching responsibilities consist of working with X's and O's. Today, coaches must be technically proficient and tactically sound of course but they must now also be specialists in a specific age group and a specific position. Coaches must also have an understanding of how to teach players while not only continuing to update and educate themselves (seminar's, conferences, meetings, license course, refresher courses, positional & youth licenses) with the needs of the game and how it is continuously changing at the elite level but also on how to teach like educators in our school systems.

Coaches must also have the ability to teach players how to take care of their bodies for longevity in the sport and for a healthy lifestyle. Running sprints is no longer the only method of maintaining fitness. Today's athlete must understand the importance of endurance for sure, but core strength, coordination, speed, balance, agility & nutrition are all facets of physical conditioning. Understanding the psyche of youth players and managing those players is also a key component in coaching.

Today's coaches must be able to motivate and build self-esteem in their players. All this simply means we need quality, well-rounded men and women to lead our youth to success both on and off the field. Coaches are now teachers, motivators, psychologist, mentors, role models within our community and much more.

Our coaches continually strive to develop players on and off the field. It is a great privilege to coach in the Glen Shields Futbol Club as it is a Club recognized as one of the leaders in the sport in Ontario and Canada, but with great privilege comes great responsibility. We are proud of the hard working coaches we have who embrace this privilege and thrive with this responsibility.