“I have a great deal of respect for Derek and can truthfully recommend him to any coach who wishes to either improve an entire team or a parent looking to improve their child’s soccer skills. Derek is very dedicated to his profession as well as extremely knowledgeable. He demonstrates a commitment to excellence when teaching essential skills, and has an obvious love for the game which becomes infectious in a group environment.

He makes learning the technical fundamentals of the game of soccer both fun and engaging for young players. My daughter looks forward to working with Derek during group & “one on one” sessions and she can’t wait to get to the next practice. At the end of each week she walks away much more confidence in her skills and with a greater love for the sport.”

Peter Falco
Head Coach
St. Catharines Jets OWSL U21 Women, 2018
Niagara Regional Soccer Program (NRSP) Girl’s - u15, u16, u17


“Coach Derek has coached me for the last 4 years. He motivated me to become a better player every practice. He demonstrated what he expected of me, and always explained steps very clearly. In games, Coach Derek makes me think what I should do before I get the ball, so when I get the ball I have a plan. He has made me more confident by teaching me the skills to be a leader on the field. He is a major part of the reason I am playing soccer at Niagara University today. I admire and respect his knowledge and love of the game and his ability to pass that along to his players.”

Annie Ibey
Niagara University
Division One, NCAA