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Goalkeeping Program


DC Stoddert's Travel Program offers Goalkeeper Training every Friday during the season for players U10 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.

Fall Travel GK Sessions Friday's @ Jelleff Rec Center

U10-12 6-7pm 

U13+ 7-8pm

Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27 
Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25

Goalkeeping Staff

Jonah Schuman, Director of Goalkeeping:
Jonah Schuman has been coaching since 2001, working with players of all ages and levels. He has spent the entirety of his coaching career in the DC area coaching with DC Stoddert, Howard Community College, St. John’s College High School and the Maryland and Virginia ODP programs.

Jonah was at Stoddert from 2009 to 2018 in the girls travel program, coaching teams ranging from U9-19 and currently serves as an assistant coach across all age groups and goalkeeper coach at Metro United Development Academy - a DC Stoddert partner club. 

In addition to his role with Metro United, Jonah also serves as Director of Coaching and Goalkeeping for Brit-Am Soccer Academy in Maryland.

KC Hersey, Assistant Goalkeeping Coach:  Played Division I Soccer for Howard University. Served as the team captain and was named to the 2017 Sun Belt All-Tournament Team. Went on to play in Europe for several clubs throughout Europe between 2017 and 2019.

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.

Colleen Vivaldi, Assistant Goalkeeping Coach:  Played at American University, graduated in 2017. Played for San Juan Soccer Club ECNL prior to AU.

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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]