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MYSA Goalkeeper Challenge

Dates: 2019 TBD

The Goalkeeper Challenge is a 4-day intensive training program designed for highly committed and motivated goalkeepers. The Challenge is open to all interested athletes born in 2006 or older, including current college goalkeepers.

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.

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. Applicants who are not placed in the Shutout Division remain in the Goalkeeper Challenge program.

  • 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 Andy Coutts, MYSA Director of Education, at andycoutts@mnyouthsoccer.org or mail to MYSA, Attn: Andy Coutts, 10890 Nesbitt Ave S, Bloomington MN 55437.

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
  • David Madsen, Bucknell University Women's Assistant Coach
  • Kaitlin Kelly, MN ODP staff and former St. Cloud State GK
  • Jorey Erickson, MN ODP staff and St. Paul Central H.S. Boys' Coach