Together with my good friend, reigning national team goalkeeper Tim Howard; the Chargers Soccer Club, and the Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch, I have launched The Complete Soccer Goalkeeper Academy. Our 2nd annual camp will run this summer from June 30, - July 5, 2013 on the Bermuda grass fields of the Lakewood Ranch campus, near Sarasota, Florida.
This is a camp for serious goalkeepers. I have designed a curriculum based upon my many years of experience as the goalkeeping coach for theNew York Metrostars, the Kansas City Wizards, the US Olympic team, the US U20 team and the US U17 Academy in Bradenton, Florida. My positions have permitted me exceptional experiences, including the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art goalkeeping training methods at the highest level both in the US and abroad. I have adapted my methods and used these experiences to aid goalkeepers of all ages and all ability levels, but with an emphasis upon elite players. I have had the honor of coaching almost every goalkeeper who has come through the men’s national team program, three MLS goalkeepers of the year and literally dozens of young keepers who have gone on to earn college sponsorships.
This camp is designed to improve goalkeepers in every facet of the game. We will offer three sessions daily. I will lead every session, and Tim Howard will attend every day of the camp to assist instruction alongside a fantastic staff. The focus will be on fundamentals such as basic shot stopping and dealing with crosses. We will also work on higher level skills such as reading the game and learning to organize a defense properly. Mental training and a goalkeeper specific strength and conditioning program will also be provided. We will use the same technology used by professional clubs to record your keeper in action and review his/her play. Video sessions will also cover analysis of Tim and other top keepers, and Tim will provide commentary regarding his and other’s play.
The facilities are top class and have recently hosted preseason for a number of professional teams as well as the US Academy Showcase.
We are leaving nothing to chance in our effort to make this the best goalkeeping camp in America. We feel very confident that your keeper will leave The Complete Soccer Goalkeeping Academy better than when he or she arrived, armed with techniques and instructions that can carry his or her development forward to the next level. Moreover, it is our hope that your goalkeeper will always remember a week in the company of one of the world’s best goalkeepers, under the care of some of the best coaches around, while working side-by-side with other elite keepers - - all in an enjoyable and beautiful setting!
We hope that you will forward this information along and encourage your goalkeepers to attend.
Registration will be available on line, beginning May 15th at www.chargersSCcamps.org
Camp is June 30 July 5, 2013 at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, FL.