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.

Filtering by Category: Goalkeeping Training

GOALKING Technnical Training - Pre Outdoor 2017

Registrations are now open for the GOALKING goalkeeper technical training PRE-OUTDOOR season 2017.  Spots are limited, as GOALKING keeps the ratio of players with Armando to small groups.

Programs endorsed by the Alberta Soccer Association:

  • GOALKING Level 5: 2007 & 2006 Girls & Boys
  • GOALKING Level 4: 2005, 2004 & 2003 Girls & Boys
  • GOALKING Level 3G: 2002, 2001 & 2000 Girls
  • GOALKING Level 3M: 2002, 2001 & 2000 Boys
  • GOALKING Level 2: 1999 & 1998 – Girls and Boys

Goalkeeping Training with Sting Sao Paulo FC in Edmonton

It is now confirmed:  Coach Armando will continue coaching and training all the youth goalkeeper members of the Sting Sao Paulo FC Club in Edmonton for the upcoming season, the 2009s to 1999s.  Our goalkeepers have shown tremendous improvements that have carried over to their games in which they have demonstrated superior savings techniques coming from their weekly goalkeeping training, as part of Sting Sao Paulo FC Technical Training Program.  Several of our goalkeepers have helped their teams to qualify for City Finals and Provincials, and a few of them have even been selected to participate in the Provincial ASA programs.

Coach Armando is looking forward to another amazing season with his youth trainees, collecting stories of success.  Coach Armando will be under the direction of the Technical Director Jorge Rodriguez in the new Sting Sao Paulo FC Technical Training Program.

Em nove anos, Léo só disputou um amistoso contra o Londrina pelo São Paulo (Foto: Djalma Vassão/Gazeta Press)

Em nove anos, Léo só disputou um amistoso contra o Londrina pelo São Paulo (Foto: Djalma Vassão/Gazeta Press)

Coach Armando to Train U. of Alberta Jr. Pandas Goalkeepers

This Spring/Summer Coach Armando will train the advanced female soccer goalkeeper players of the University of Alberta Jr. Program.  This training will be under the direction and coaching of JRSPOC Head Coach, Dhee Govender.

Coach Armando is looking forward to this new opportunity on an Elite soccer level in Edmonton, in conjunction with training and coaching the goalkeepers of the Regional Women Excel Program (REX) from the Alberta Soccer Association, and participating internationally in Elite camps in the USA with the prestigious academy SoccerPlus, directed by renowned player and coach Tony DiCicco.

University of Alberta - Jr. Pandas.  Photo from: http://www.pandasoccer.ca/junior-pandas-soccer-progra/2017-junior-pandas-springsu-2.html

University of Alberta - Jr. Pandas.  Photo from: http://www.pandasoccer.ca/junior-pandas-soccer-progra/2017-junior-pandas-springsu-2.html

Coach Armanto to Participate in the West Identification Camp for the National EXCEL Program

The camp will take place in Burnaby, BC from February 27 to March 2, and Coach Armando will participating with the Goalkeepers at this camp.  For more information about the Women's Excel Program from the Canadian Soccer Association: http://www.canadasoccer.com/files/CanadaSoccerPathway_WomensEXCELProgram_Guide_20140603.pdf

Canada Soccer - Photo from: https://www.whitecapsfc.com/post/2017/02/20/eight-caps-bc-rex-players-and-13-academy-partners-called-id-camp

Canada Soccer - Photo from: https://www.whitecapsfc.com/post/2017/02/20/eight-caps-bc-rex-players-and-13-academy-partners-called-id-camp

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

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

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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