GOALKING

Professional Soccer Goalkeeping Academy


The GOALKING Soccer Goalkeeping Academy offers the most comprehensive curriculum for goalkeeper technique in the Edmonton region. Participants will learn proper basic to advanced techniques for: catching & handling, stance and set position, shot saving, diving saves, distribution, breakaway saves, crossed balls, and goal kicks. GOALKING training is guaranteed to challenge every goalkeeper physically while instilling in them a more sophisticated understanding of the goalkeeper position. GOALKING bases its training on:

Goalkeeper Technical Training
Goalkeeper Tactical Training
Goalkeeper Mental Development
Goalkeeper Physical-Skill Building
Goalkeeper Field Coaching Support

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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Joseph, New Player for The FC Edmonton Academy

We are happy to share with the GOALKING community that our Trainee, Joseph Holliday, has accepted the invitation to join the FC Edmonton Academy this coming September 2017.  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 last summer he attended the Elite  SoccerPlus camp in Fullerton, CA, with Tony DiCiccio.  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 his acceptance into the FC Edmonton Academy.

Coach Armando and all the GOALKING goalkeeping community is very proud of Joseph, who has moved yet another successful step forward in his promising soccer career.  Good luck Joseph!

Remembering Tony DiCicco

To the GOALKING community,

I’m extremely sad to share with you that our good friend and mentor (Olympic gold medalist coach at the 1996 Summer games in Atlanta, and FIFA Champion at the 1999 Women’s World Cup), Tony DiCicco has passed away yesterday.

Tony was our special guest in 2014, running a goalkeeping camp for more than 200 players from our Edmonton region, with Lisa Cole and Tony’s son Nicholas DiCicco as specials guests.  Tony was such an amazing man, a great inspiration to me and to our Canadian GOALKING youth goalkeepers who met him in 2014; Tony visited us every time he came to Canada, including the last time during the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, during which he was working for a TV channel as a special commentator on the games.  At that time he again took time from his busy schedule to get together with me here in Edmonton to chat about international soccer.  I was so lucky and privileged to to be mentored by him, including during my NSCAA National Goalkeeping Diploma in 2016 in Florida.  The majority of my current goalkeeping mentoring in Canada, Elite, Competitive, and Community, comes from the strong fundamentals taught to me by Tony DiCicco, who not only taught me the best of being a goalkeeper, but also about the personal values I need to pass on to my goalkeeper trainees.

May he rest in peace, Tony, my good friend and mentor.  He will always be remembered for his great contributions to the soccer community.

Coach Armando Sanchez

Source: Tony DiCicco (@tonysocc) | Twitter

Source: Tony DiCicco (@tonysocc) | Twitter

GOALKING New Goalkeeper Camps (June & July 2017)

GOALKING is accepting registrations for the following 4 camps:

Starting June 24th, 2017:
- GOALKING, Players 2002, 2001, 2000, and 1999 - Girls & Boys
- GOALKING, Players 2005, 2004, and 2003 - Girls & Boys

Starting June 17th, 2017:
- GOALKING, Players 2006, 2007, and 2008 - Girls & Boys
- GOALKING, Players 2009, 2010, and 2011 - Girls and Boys

For more invitation and registrations, please visit our website: www.goalking.ca , or send us your questions to: info@goalking.ca

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GOALKING Announcing New Video Services

GOALKING offers professional video analysis and evaluations, either for personal goalkeeper performance enhancement (youth and adult), or to prepare a video requested by scouts from universities and colleges.  GOALKING has invested in the most advanced software and hardware available today for private and professional sports organizations around the world.

2nd GOALKING International Camp in MASSACHUSETTS, USA for field players and goalkeepers

For questions and registrations: info@goalking.ca

This year the Elite GK Training camp with SoccerPlus will be at beautiful NORTHFIELD-MOUNT HERMON in Northfield, Massachussetts, 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 6th to the 10th in order to avoid conflicts with season finals and provincials.

The invitation is for our goalkeepers, but this year the invitation will be extended to field players as the SoccerPlus camp in Northfield includes a separate training camp for field players.

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; however, one thing is for sure: the camp will help you improve, whatever level you are at.  For advanced goalkeepers, there is a super intense NTC program; four of our goalkeepers have already received invitations to attend this more advanced level for the 2017 camp in Northfield.

New GOALKING Announcement - RINAT

GOALKING is happy to announce our new GOALKING gloves with RINAT for next fall/winter 2017-18!  We are very excited, as our GOALKING Goalkeeper Academy is moving towards further professionalism in the Edmonton region.  RINAT is an international brand, which has been used by hundreds of professional goalkeepers around the world.