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Goalkeeping Program


DC Stoddert's Travel Program offers Goalkeeper Training every Friday during the season for players U11 and up. The sessions are one hour and each Travel Team is encouraged to send one or more goalkeepers each week.

Program Philosophy

DC Stoddert strives to get all goalkeepers in the club to build a solid foundation of using their hands and feet while making good choices in games. Training is structured to combine handling and footwork.

Adding to basic handling and movement, our goalkeeping staff incorporates the concept of "Eyes, Feet, Hands:" Eyes help our players see the ball and recognize situations; Feet help the player move and adjust to stay involved and in play as a player on the field; and hands help handle the ball and distribute following making a save.

Statistically speaking, according to the English FA and UEFA, 60% when a Goalkeeper deals with the ball it’s at their feet meaning more of players being forced to move with the ball at their feet which is why DC Stoddert emphasizes technical adeptness for all players.

 


Goalkeeping Staff


  

Matt Pasquinelli, Director of Goalkeeping: Pasquinelli brings a wealth of experience to the organization having previously served as Director of Goalkeeping for McLean Youth Soccer and Braddock Road Youth Club. He currently works with 192sqft Goalkeeping alongside former Manchester United Goalkeeper Coach Eric Steele and Stoke City Goalkeeper Coach Andy Quy.

Michael Formant, Assistant Goalkeeping Coach:
  Won a Division II National Championship with Lynn University in 2014, went on to play one season for Hobart Zebras F.C. of the Australian National Premier Leagues-Tasmania, serves as assistant coach for Gonzaga College High School.

Monica Lovett-Groat, Assistant Goalkeeping Coach:  Played in college at both the Division I and NAIA Level, Spent 11 years as a professional in the USL W League with the Tampa Bay Extreme and the Northern Virginia Majestics.



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DC Stoddert Soccer
4620 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite A
Washington, District of Columbia 20016

Phone: 202-338-1910
Email: [email protected]

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