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MYSA Goalkeeper Challenge

[Updated: 2/04/2016]

June 13–16, 2016 (8:00 am – 3:00 pm)

Location: Eastview High School (Apple Valley, Minn.)

The Goalkeeper Challenge is a four-day intensive training program designed for the highly committed and motivated goalkeeper ages 14 and up (2002 birth year or older), including current college goalkeepers.

Registration

Cost: $425

Deadline: Monday, June 6, 2016

Please check back, registration will open soon.

Goalkeepers will experience:

  • Daily on-the-field technical and tactical instruction from the highest quality GK staff possible
  • Daily classroom lectures and video analysis on the topics of the day
  • Daily footwork, agility and quickness training
  • Goalkeeper War Tournament

Daily Schedule

8:00–9:00 am Technical Warm-up
9:00–11:00 am Group Activity & Game
11:00 am–12 noon Lunch
12:00–1:00 pm Classroom Session
1:00–2:00 pm Larger Group Topic
2:00–3:00 pm Competition
3:00 pm Departure

Camp ends early enough to allow goalkeepers to attend team training/games in the evening.

Staff

  • Rob Walker, U.S. National Goalkeeping Staff, St. Martin’s Univ. Head Coach
  • George Kostelis, NSCAA National Goalkeeping Staff, Western Connecticut State Univ. Head Coach
  • Brandon Barkus, Augustana College Women's Coach, Former U of Minn. GK Coach, USSF "A" License
  • Karli Kopietz, North Dakota State University Assistant Coach
  • Jorey Erickson, MN ODP staff and St. Paul Central H.S. Boys' Coach
  • Jessica Meuwissen, MN ODP staff and Breck School Head Girls' Coach

The Shutout Division

The Shutout Division is a specialized training group within the Goalkeeper Challenge for goalkeepers seeking the most demanding training environment possible. Application required.

  • Limited enrollment
  • 16 years of age and older and current college GK’s
  • Increased emphasis on leadership, training ethic and tactical play

To apply: Players will need to submit a playing resume, statement of personal goals (1 page max), and a letter of reference from a coach regarding your ability and attitude. Submit materials as an email attachment to Chato Alvarado, MYSA Coaching/Player Development Administrator, at chatoalvarado@mnyouthsoccer.org or mail to MYSA, Attn: Chato Alvarado, 11577 Encore Circle, Minnetonka MN 55343.

Documents Due Date: May 16, 2016
Notification of Acceptance: May 23, 2016