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.

Armando Sanchez starts in his new position as Regional Women’s Excel (REX) Goalkeeper Coach

As an Alberta REX Goalkeeper Coach, Armando gets to train some of the top Elite female goalkeepers in Alberta.  The REX program works so that “players with a Women’s Regional EXCEL Centre who demonstrate their ability to meet the highest standards may move in the Women’s National EXCEL Program, presented by Bell….  Women’s National EXCEL Program is intended to maintain a ‘conveyer belt’ of players demonstrating the program’s highest standard attributes towards the Women’s National team”  (Women’s EXCEL Program: A Guide for Players and Their Parents online pamphlet). Alberta Regional  Women’s EXCEL players also get the opportunity to be scouted for professional teams, such as The Vancouver Whitecaps. (http://www.whitecapsfc.com/youth/post/2016/08/08/whitecaps-fc-partner-alberta-soccer-association)