We are so thankful to the incredible turnout of parents, coaches and expert contributors who made Goalkeeper Week at Soccer Parenting such a success. The feedback from parents, coaches and club leaders has been tremendous! We set out to help parents through providing you with essential learning so you can support your young goalkeepers and along the way we grew our Soccer Parenting community with fantastic interactions, supported some families with Storelli gift cards for gear, and drew additional attention to the support our young goalkeepers need and deserve! However, more than anything, my favorite part of the week was the Goalkeeper Union. I felt such a strong connection to a part of me and my history that is so significant to my personal story. The Goalkeeper Union is a unique group to be a part of and where I find some of my closest friends, instant connections, and strongest bonds. To help parents get a glimpse of the amazing and powerful Union your child is apart of was my favorite part of the week. Check out the video below.
If you missed any of the amazing interviews with the experts pictured below, you can find them at SoccerParentResourceCenter.com.
Andy Quy - Charlotte FC - The High Performance Goalkeeper Pathway
Phil Wheddon - Philadelphia Union - Considerations for Developing and Coaching Youth Goalkeepers
Jill Loyden & Stu Hinz - USWNT, The Keeper Institute - Unique Scenarios Goalkeepers Face
Kevin Hartman - LA Galaxy, MLS All-Time Starting XI - Goalkeeper 101, A Foundation for Parents
Dr. John Cone - Fit for 90 -Understanding & Supporting the Physical Demands of the Developing Youth Goalkeeper
Jon Busch - 21 Year Pro - My Player Pathway
Personally, I had so many favorite moments during the week! Highlights were the laughing Kevin Hartman and I did about missing our playing days and the reminiscing Phil Wheddon and I did about our Soccer Plus days. All of that being said - each of the conversations were inspiring, engaging and educational - thanks to Andy, Phil, Jill, Stu, Kevin, John and Jon!
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Congratulations to our Storelli $100 Gift Card Winners:
Thank you to these experts for their words of wisdom for young goalkeepers!