GOALKING Soccer School Academy

Professional Soccer School Academy

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 1-Star Endorsement at its opening. 

GOALKING Soccer Academy is the new GOALKING training program for field players.  GOALKING has put together a top-notch Licensed Coaching staff, including former Professional players (such as a former Uganda National Women’s Team player), 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 or 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.

Several GOALKING Goalkeeper Academy trainees have already advanced in their soccer careers by being accepted or serving as tryalists in youth Regional programs of the Alberta Soccer Association (Winter Program, Alberta Team, REX, etc.), and GOALKING Soccer Academy is set up to lead to the same opportunities for its field player trainees.

GOALKING Cubs U6 program - Active Starts | Have Fun, Make Friends, Learn Teamwork, Be Active

Train and play in a closed, safe and friendly environment at SPORTS TC (9203 - 35th Avenue NW). Free internet WiFi for friends and family members waiting for the players to complete their training sessions.

Grassroots Community U6 Program - 5 and 6 Years Old Girls & Boys!

GOALKING Soccer Academy has adopted the Canada Soccer Pathway, following the Long-Term Player Development Model mandated by the Canadian Soccer Association, and monitored by the Alberta Soccer Association.

The program is led by Coach Armando Sanchez Lona, with Program Director Humberto Capriz. The program is aligned with the Active Start best practices outlined by the Canada Soccer Association. Coach Armando Sanchez leads our Academy's youngest players through developmentally-appropriate, fun and engaging activities and games designed to foster a love of sport, while improving fundamental movement skills.

In this second development stage for players, GOALKING implements the physical curriculum that emphasizes the ABCs of movement: agility, balance, co-ordination and speed, as well as running, jumping, twisting, kicking, throwing and catching. Technical instruction from GOALKING is introduced through movement exercises and games that promote a feel for the ball. This includes gaining ball control in receiving passes, dribbling, passing less than 25m, kicking the ball forward, and shooting on goal.

The U6 program does not require parental participation in the training sessions and games. Only coaches and players are allowed to be on the turf. It is mandatory for players (no exceptions) to have clean indoor shoes, either turf or indoor shoes, or even running shoes (no outdoor cleats allowed). Any other visitor are invited to wait off the turf, either watching the practice outside the netting, or waiting in our lobby.


Calendars & Fees

GOALKING KID Stars - $ 226.00 (Training t-shirt provided)

  1. Sunday, February 17th, 8:10am to 9:25am (x1.5 hrs)

  2. Sunday, February 24th, 8:10am to 9:25am (x1.5 hrs)

  3. Sunday, March 3rd, 8:10am to 9:25am (x1.5 hrs)

  4. Sunday, March 10th, 8:10am to 9:25am (x1.5 hrs)

  5. Sunday, March 17th, 8:10am to 9:25am (x1.5 hrs)

  6. Sunday, March 24th, 8:10am to 9:25am (x1.5 hrs)

  7. Sunday, March 31st, 8:30am to 9:25am (x1 hr)


The Four Corner Development Model

The Four Corner LTPD model consists of technical, psychological, physical and social/ emotional components. Each corner of the model reflects a wide aspect of a player’s development that has to be considered. The gradual progressive development of players is fundamental to the enjoyment, technical competency and retention in the game. The Four Corner approach places the player at the centre of the development process with soccer experiences that meet the four key needs of the player.

Thanks To Our Sponsors for supporting Youth Soccer Development !

If you want to be part of this exciting program, supporting us as a Sponsor and having your company and logo displayed here with GOALKING, please send us an email to: info@goalking.ca


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