Goalkeeper Academy

The OCSC Elite Goalkeeper Academy is led by our Director of Goalkeeping, Eduan Naude. The Goalkeeping Academy provides our goalkeepers with the highest level of professional goalkeeper coaching and expertise. Benefits of attending the OCSC Goalkeeping Academy sessions:

  • World class coaching delivered by experienced professional coaches.
  • Fixed curriculum with weekly themes, focusing on all aspects of goalkeeping development.
  • A positive, enjoyable and challenging environment for all goalkeepers.

Please contact Eduan Naude at eduan.naude@ottawacitysoccer.com for more info.

Sports Performance Program

Hello, parents and athletes of Ottawa City Soccer Club!

It’s a pleasure to meet you all. My name is Sam, and I’m a high performance strength and conditioning coach. I own a training facility in Ottawa, called Adaptive State Performance. I’m very excited to begin working with you all this year to further your athletic development, and improve your sports performance.
I’ve been working with athletes of all sports, levels, and ages, ranging from amateur to professional, as well as the general public for several years in Ottawa. Some highlights of my career include working with the NHL’s Ottawa Senators and several other professional hockey players; coaching members of Gymnastic Canada’s rhythmic gymnastic team; training international hockey players at the Canadian International Hockey Academy; and working with several of Ottawa’s top sports organizations in softball, volleyball, and hockey. I’ve been fortunate to collaborate with leading professionals in the field of strength and conditioning since the internship stage of my university degree. I’ve also worked alongside health care specialists in one of Ottawa’s premier sports medicine clinics; including physiotherapists, sports medicine doctors, athletic therapists, and massage therapists.

My university education and professional certifications include:

• BSc. HK – Bachelor of Science with Specialization in Human Kinetics – University of Ottawa
• CSCS – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist – National Strength and Conditioning Association
• PN1-NC – Precision Nutrition Level 1 – Certificate in Exercise Nutrition
• Standard First Aid CPR-C & AED Certified

My personal experience with sport performance, injuries and physical rehabilitation lead me to my degree in Human Kinetics. I chose to specialize in strength and conditioning training, as I am passionate about improving health and performance of athletes and non-athletes alike. I strongly believe that everyone is capable of performing at a higher level than they might think, and it is my mission to guide them in their pursuit of excellence, whatever their definition of excellence may be.

In my youth, I played competitive soccer, basketball, and volleyball, and participated in track & field. As an adult, I love to stay active and competitive with sports and physical activities. I currently train and compete in Muay Thai and boxing, and play volleyball competitively in the Ottawa-Gatineau region, both on the beach and indoor court. I play softball recreationally and enjoy rock climbing.

Looking forward to meeting you all,

Samantha Batchelor BSc. HK, CSCS, PN1-NC
Owner, Head Coach

Adaptive State Performance © 2023

Program Overview

Registration Links Below
Duration: May – October
Schedule & Location: Thursday nights @ Centerpointe Park

Program Objectives:
1. Teach athletes how to properly warm up and cool down, and other physical recovery strategies
2. Injury prevention/reduction by improving strength, stability, body control, and movement mechanics
3. Improve running mechanics, acceleration, agility, speed, and power
4. Improve overall conditioning and endurance
5. Teach athletes the essential foundations of nutrition for health and athletic performance, and strategies for fueling and hydrating appropriately

Program Components:

1. On-Site Training

o 55 min weekly training sessions with Coach Sam

o Each week will progressively work through the above program objectives, tailored by age group and their respective needs

Training sessions will consist of a combination of the following:

Warm up
Stability & strength exercises
Running mechanics & movement drills
Acceleration, agility, speed & power exercises

2. Nutrition Presentations
o 30 minute virtual information sessions, separated by age group
More details and information to follow
o 10 minute Q&A period for each age group, for athletes and parents

3. Discounted Memberships for OCSC athletes to Adaptive State training facility

o For athletes interested in additional training to supplement our Thursday night sessions
o New training facility opening June 1st in Kanata
o Please email sam@adaptivestate.ca for more information

Registration Information

Session Day Registration Link Price Location Time
Spring Wednesday Link $125 Agincourt Park (1269 Albany Dr.) 615-7:10p
Spring Thursday Link $125 Centrepointe Park (260 Centrepointe Dr,) 7:30-8:25p
Fall Thursday 2015-2012 Link $165 Centrepointe Park (260 Centrepointe Dr,)* 6:30-7:25p
Fall Thursday 2011-2009 Link $165 Centrepointe Park (260 Centrepointe Dr,)* 7:30-8:25p
Fall Thursday 2008-2006 Link $165 Centrepointe Park (260 Centrepointe Dr,)* 5:30-625p

* Note: Sept & Oct sessions location to move to be aligned with teams fall schedules

Spring Season – May, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13 – 9 sessions

Fall Season – AUG 10, 17, 24, 31, SEPT 7, 14, 21, 28, OCT 5, 12, 19, 26 – 12 sessions