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.

Mini GOALKING JUNIOR Stars program - Active Starts | Have Fun, Make Friends, Learn Teamwork, Be Active

Groups: Only Girls 2009 & 2010 | Only Boys 2009 & 2010!

GOALKING Soccer Academy has adopted the Canada Soccer Pathway, following the Long-Term Player Development Model mandated by the Canadian Soccer Association, and monitored by the Alberta Soccer Association.

The program is aligned with the Active Start best practices outlined by the Canada Soccer Association. Coaches: Armando Sanchez (CSA National B-License [Trained]) and Darryl Ratcliffe (ASA Provincial B-License) will lead our Academy's youngest players through developmentally-appropriate, fun and engaging activities and games designed to foster a love of sport, while improving fundamental movement skills.

In this third development stage for players, GOALKING implements the physical curriculum that emphasizes the ABCs of movement: agility, balance, co-ordination and speed, as well as running, jumping, twisting, kicking, throwing and catching. Technical instruction from GOALKING is introduced through movement exercises and games that promote a feel for the ball. This includes gaining ball control in receiving passes, dribbling, passing less than 25m, kicking the ball forward, and shooting on goal.

Calendars & Fees

For Community Players - Girls 2009 & 2010:  $ 95.00 (Plus TeamSnap registration fees)

  1. Saturday, August 10th, 1:30pm to 2:45pm

  2. Sunday, August 11th, 10:45am to 12:00pm

  3. Wednesday, August 14th, 5:45pm to 7:00pm

  4. Saturday, August 17th, 1:30pm to 2:45pm

  5. Sunday, August 18th, 10:45am to 12:00pm

  6. Wednesday, August 21st, 5:45pm to 7:00pm

For Community Players - Boys 2009 & 2010: $ 95.00 (Plus TeamSnap registration fee)

  1. Saturday, August 10th, 3:00pm to 4:15pm

  2. Sunday, August 11th, 9:15am to 10:30am

  3. Wednesday, August 14th, 7:00pm to 8:15pm

  4. Saturday, August 17th, 3:00pm to 4:15pm

  5. Sunday, August 18th, 9:15am to 10:30am

  6. Wednesday, August 21st, 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Training Field Location - iNDOOR


The Four Corner Development Model

The Four Corner LTPD model consists of technical, psychological, physical and social/ emotional components. Each corner of the model reflects a wide aspect of a player’s development that has to be considered. The gradual progressive development of players is fundamental to the enjoyment, technical competency and retention in the game. The Four Corner approach places the player at the centre of the development process with soccer experiences that meet the four key needs of the player.

A big thank you to our TeamSnap sponsors:

If you want to be part of this exciting program, supporting us as a Sponsor and having your company and logo displayed here with GOALKING, please send us an email to: info@goalking.ca