About The GOALKING Academies
The GOALKING Academies are now year-round training schools for youth soccer players in the Edmonton Region, for field players and goalkeepers. GOALKING Academies are endorsed by the Alberta Soccer Association, with a 3-Star Endorsement for the established GOALKING Goalkeepers Academy, and with the new GOALKING Soccer Academy already with a 2-Star Endorsement in its first year.
GOALKING Soccer Academy is the new GOALKING training program for field players. GOALKING has put together a top-notch Licensed Coaching staff with many years of experience training and coaching youth soccer players in different countries.
The Mission of the GOALKING Academies is to provide basic to advanced training to youth who wish to improve and master technical and tactical abilities to compete at higher-level soccer competitions in our Edmonton Region and beyond. GOALKING Academies are independent from any soccer team or Club, but the Academies function as a complement to teams or clubs for players who want to develop to the top of their potential.
Quite a number of GOALKING Academy trainees have already advanced in their soccer careers by being accepted in youth Regional programs of the Alberta Soccer Association (Winter Program, Alberta Team, REX, etc.), going to Nationals, and getting tryouts with a Professional Team.
About Armando Sanchez & The GOALKING Training Methodology
GOALKING founder Armando Sanchez has trained more than 700 goalkeepers in Alberta since 2007 in the Edmonton region. Armando is a former professional soccer player from Mexico. Currently, Armando is the Regional Women’s Excel (REX) Goalkeeper Coach for the Alberta Soccer Association and FC Edmonton, in partnership with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, and also Armando is the goalkeeper coach and trainer for University of Alberta Women’s Jr Pandas Training program. Armando was also selected previously to co-run the 2015 FC BARCELONA Camp for goalkeepers in Edmonton, working in conjunction with FC BARCELONA trainers from Spain. Armando holds an Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma (Coach and Trainer) from the United Soccer Coaches organization (formally known as NSCAA), specialized in goalkeeper training, and a National B-License from the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA).
In addition, Armando has international experience coaching for the SoccerPlus Residential Camps in the USA, to which he brings each summer a group of advanced players from Alberta. Many of the GOALKING goalkeepers and field players who participated from Alberta in the SoccerPlus camps are participating today in elite programs in Canada, such as the FC Edmonton REX program, the FC Edmonton Academy, the University of Alberta Women’s Pandas and Jr Pandas soccer programs, ASA Winter training program, and ASA Alberta teams. This January 2019, 4 of the GOALKING Academy members have been officially invited to showcase their skills at the MLS Montreal Impact Academy tryouts, a unique opportunity for these players who have been working so hard in the GOALKING Academy.
Armando oversees and runs personally the GOALKING training sessions, with an 8:1 radio or better (Players to Coaches), maximizing his attention on his trainees. GOALKING was created using Armando’s professional experience, following the training guidelines in the “Goalkeeping Manual” developed by The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), combining it with the “Long Term Player Development” model (LTPD) of the Canadian Soccer Association, and the curriculum instructed by the international National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) under the “Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma.”
*GOALKING has received permission from FIFA for use of the FIFA trademark in reference to the GOALKING Training Program’s use of FIFA guidelines.
Private / Group Training
Attention Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan (including North Provinces and Territories). GOALKING can organize and run goalkeeper training sessions for your camps and clinics for youth and adult players.
GOALKING can provide specialized training for goalkeepers and field players this Spring/Summer 2019 for Universities, Colleges, High-Schools, Junior-High Schools, and Competitive Clubs, including goalkeeper training for beginners for Communities/organizations with camps and clinics for their members. GOALKING also offers programs for Residential Camps, with 4 to 5-day training sessions.
Book your 2019 training sessions with GOALKING now if you want to be sure to get the time slots you need.
Armando Sanchez Holds The Canadian Soccer Association - Coaching National B License (Trained)
Armando Sanchez & The GOALKING Goalkeeper Academy holds The Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma from the united Soccer Coaches organization (formally known as National Soccer Coaches Association of America)
The Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma is the top technical award of United Soccer Coaches four levels of goalkeeper education program; this Diploma certifies the recipient in advanced positioning, communication, goalkeeper psychology, fitness and methodology as well as providing a thorough review of technical fundamentals. An important aspect of the Diploma is integrating the goalkeeper into team training and developing the goalkeeper’s coordination with, and direction of their teammates in game situations.