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.

Latest GOALKING player success story - KC

I want to share with all of you the latest success story from one of our GOALKING members. Yesterday, Caitlyn Ledgerwood (KC) signed her contract with the University of Alberta Pandas women’s team starting in Fall 2019. The amazing part is that she has just started Grade 12, and the Pandas have had her sign a year in advance to secure her with a full scholarship at the U of A for the duration of her 4-year degree, a full year before she finishes high school. KC has attended multiple GOALKING programs for more than 3 years now, in addition to her weekly training time with me through SW STING and ST. ALBERT IMPACT. Before KC joins the U of A Pandas in 2019, KC was selected to be part of this Winter season of the 2018-19 Alberta North Regional EXCEL Centre (REX) program, which is a feeding program for women soccer players to potentially play for the women’s Canada team; this is a very prestigious program of the Canadian Soccer Association and the Alberta Soccer Association to which only 26 women players from Northern Alberta are selected.

We are very proud and pleased to see the level to which our youth players can get with hard and consistent work. Everybody can have access to National, Provincial, and City soccer programs, but it is up to you to work hard to merit these opportunities.

Congratulations to everybody who contributed to KC’s achievements, and congratulations to all the GOALKING family for another success story from one of our hard-working members.

Coach Armando Sanchez

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MLS Montreal Impact in Edmonton - Afternoon Group

Thanks to all the participants this September in the 1st MLS Montreal Impact weekend camp in Edmonton with GOALKING. MIFC got a great impression of our Edmonton players. GOALKING and MIFC are planning to offer another great outdoor camp in 2019, so keep visiting our website for new information about it. See you all next year!

 GOALKING / MLS Montreal Impact Weekend Camp In Edmonton

GOALKING / MLS Montreal Impact Weekend Camp In Edmonton

MLS Montreal Impact in Edmonton - Morning Group

Thanks to all the participants this September in the 1st MLS Montreal Impact weekend camp in Edmonton with GOALKING. MIFC got a great impression of our Edmonton players. GOALKING and MIFC are planning to offer another great outdoor camp in 2019, so keep visiting our website for new information about it. See you all next year!

 GOALKING / MLS Montreal Impact Weekend Camp in Edmonton 2018

GOALKING / MLS Montreal Impact Weekend Camp in Edmonton 2018

GOALKING Field Players Academy - Now 2-Star ASA Endorsed Academy

Edmonton! Alberta Soccer Association today upgraded the status of The GOALKING Academy to a 2-Star (Technical) Academy endorsed by ASA. This means GOALKING will run technical training programs with B-Licensed trainers, and GOALKING members are covered by ASA Insurance.

New GOALKING Camp for Field Players and Goalkeepers

GOALKING announces the opening for registrations of its upcoming camp for field players and goalkeepers on March 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.  Different training groups from 5 to 18 years old (Co-Ed).  The format will be learning and training with field players or goalkeepers for 2/3rds of each session, then the last 1/3rd field players and goalkeepers will get together to practices what they have learned, and compete field players vs. goalkeepers.  Spots are limited:  register NOW! www.goalking.ca

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3rd GOALKING International Camp in MASSACHUSETTS, USA for field players and goalkeepers

For questions and registrations: info@goalking.ca

Once again, the Elite GK Training camp with SoccerPlus will be at beautiful NORTHFIELD-MOUNT HERMON in Northfield, Massachusetts, close to Boston.  For SoccerPlus coaches and trainers, this is their favorite and most exciting camp of the season.  This camp is scheduled from August 5th to the 9th in order to avoid conflicts with season finals and provincials.

The invitation is for our goalkeepers and field players, as the SoccerPlus camp in Northfield includes a separate training camp for field playe

This camp is for U10 to U22.

To attend this camp, you do not have to be a top player, as the camps have two different levels.  One thing is for sure: the camp will help you improve, whatever level you are at.  A number of players from GOALKING programs who have attended SoccerPlus camps in the USA in the last two years afterwards advanced in their soccer careers here in Canada: four went on to ASA Winter Program and one to the U of A Junior Pandas.

ASA Excellence Provincial Winter Program 2017/2018

Congratulations to the GOALKINGners Joseph H., Ethan H., Tim S., Sabrina A., Sara P., and Calais B., for been selected for the ASA Excellence Provincial Winter Program 2017/2018. I can testify as to how hard you worked for this, either in the GOALKING seasonal goalkeeper technical program, or at a camp. Coach Armando is very proud of you. Many other GOALKING youth goalkeepers are getting prepared for future Elite tryouts; very proud to see all these young goalkeepers advance in their soccer careers. www.goalking.ca

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GOALKING: Update, ASA Excellence Provincial Winter Progam 2017/18

Congratulations to the #Goalkingners Joseph M., Ethan H., Tim S., Sabrina A., Sara P., and Calais B., for been selected for the ASA Excellence Provincial Winter Program 2017/2018. I can testify as to how hard you worked for this, either in the #GOALKING seasonal goalkeeper technical program, or at a camp. Coach Armando is very proud of you. Many other #GOALKING youth goalkeepers are getting prepared for future Elite tryouts; very proud to see all these young goalkeepers advance in their soccer careers. www.goalking.ca

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Tim with FC Edmonton Academy

GOALKING is happy for Tim, as he has signed with the FC Edmonton Academy. Tim has shown hard work during different GOALKING camps; I am, and our GOALKING community are very proud of Tim. He has moved yet another successful step forward in his promising soccer career. Good luck Tim, I am very proud!

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Joseph Holliday with the FC Edmonton Academy

GOALKING is happy to share with the GOALKING community that our Trainee, Joseph Holliday, has signed with the FC Edmonton Academy. Joseph has worked very hard for this opportunity, training and playing always up to his optimal level and beyond. Joseph has been a GOALKING trainee for 3 years, and he attended the Elite SoccerPlus camp in Fullerton, CA, with Tony DiCiccio last year. Last winter he was selected to play in the ASA Winter Program, and also invited to join the ASA Alberta Provincial Team squad. At only 12 years old, Joseph has been attaining Elite positions in our soccer community, culminating now signing with the FC Edmonton Academy.

GOALKING is very proud of Joseph, who has moved yet another successful step forward in his promising soccer career. Good luck Joseph!

Coach Armando - GOALKING

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Coach Armando training with the Pandas Soccer

Excited to share that Coach Armando will collaborate this coming Fall/Winter season with Coach Liz Jepsen, at the University of Alberta women’s soccer program: Pandas Soccer. This involves special training sessions for the Senior Panda’s players / goalkeepers.

The Pandas play in the Canada West University Athletic Association (CWUAA), a conference that has notable results in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) with its CIS Gold medalling (CWUAA - 16, OUA - 7, AUS - 5, QSSF - 1). The CWUAA is a challenging and rewarding league in which to compete.

For more information: http://www.pandasoccer.ca/why-pandas-soccer/

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Coach Armando training with the Junion Pandas Soccer Program

Very excited to share that Coach Armando will continue as the Goalkeeper Coach & Trainer for the Junion Pandas Soccer Program (University of Alberta - Women's Soccer Program) in Edmonton, for the cycle 2017-2018.

Jr. Pandas was launched in the fall of 2014 as an alternative High Performance Player Development Opportunity for players in Grades 10 to 12. The mission of the Junior Pandas Soccer Program is to develop female athletes to be future leaders in women’s soccer.

For more information: http://www.pandasoccer.ca/junior-pandas-soccer-progra/

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Coach Armando training with the Women’s EXCEL Program

Very excited to share that Coach Armando will continue as the Goalkeeper Coach & Trainer for the Women’s EXCEL Program (Canada Soccer Pathway) in Edmonton, for the cycle 2017-2018.

REX is designed to ensure more of Canada’s exceptional young female players find their way into the best competitive environments, so that our Women’s National Team is provided with a steady stream of players meeting high standards to keep us competitive on the world stage.

For more information: http://albertasoccer.com/player/excellence/

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