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.

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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

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.

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

GOALKING Goalkeeper Academy

So ALL Kids Can [Be Goalkeepers]!

GOALKING and Coach Armando are very happy to share that GOALKING is now affiliated with "KidSports," accepting fee payments through KidSports.  GOALKING and KidSports believe that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports such as the GOALKING Goalkeeper Academy.  KidSport provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport.  Now GOALKING is for everybody!  For more information: info@goalking.ca

Open Registrations for the Pre-Outdoor GOALKING Camps (Youth and Adult Players)

Camps for youth and adult players.

Get ready for the upcoming 2017 outdoor soccer season, learning and practicing with GOALKING Goalkeeper Academy, endorsed with the top 3-Star rating by the Alberta Soccer Association. For registrations visit: www.goalking.ca . For more information, send an email to: armando@goalking.ca

GOALKING International Camp 2017 - Announcement

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.

I will try to organize soon an info session for this amazing experience of learning and training at a Prestigious international camp. Last year, two of our goalkeepers who attended the SoccerPlus camp in Los Angeles with me were later selected for the Alberta Soccer Association Winter program, and a third one was chosen this winter as a trialist for the Elite REX program of the Canadian Soccer Association, which is the conduit program to play on Team Canada.  These 3 keepers can attest to the value of the SoccerPlus camps.

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.

If you want more information in the meantime, you can send me an email with your questions to: armando@goalking.ca .

GOALKING New Club House (Sports TC)

GOALKING has initiated training sessions at Sports TC ( www.sportstc.com ), the new Club House for the GOALKING Goalkeeper Technical Training programs, camps and clinics.  GOALKING at Sports TC will be able to organize and offer new goalkeeper training for youth and adults, with greater control over our schedule.  GOALKING will very soon publish the upcoming training programs at www.goalking.ca

Goalking successfully completes Goalkeeping Clinics in Grande Prairie

Sept. 17-18, Grande Prairie Soccer Association hosts GK clinics for U8-U12 groups, as well as special clinics for coaches to learn to teach their goalkeepers in goalkeeping positioning and how to incorporate the goalkeepers into their team practices (classroom and field sessions).