Goalkeepers

PLAYER FIRST GOALKEEPING: FOCUS ON SPECIALTY

WELCOME TO PLAYER FIRST GOALKEEPING!

The guiding mantra for FC United is to ensure an unmatched, Player First experience. By keeping the players' interests at the forefront of every decision, we build passion and expertise in every player and create something special. In order to truly live this mantra, we need to have a dedicated focus for all of our players, especially our specialty position GKs. Across all levels, goalkeepers play an integral part on every one of our teams. Our specially crafted goalkeeper curriculum puts a focus on GK development for every level of player. Directed by Stan Anderson, a nationally recognized GK coach, the Player First Goalkeeping curriculum is what sets FC United apart, and makes our player experience an unrivaled one. 

Questions? Email Director Stan Anderson at stan.a@fcunitedpremier.com

Director Stan Anderson

Stan has been with FC United for 2 years and has been an integral part of all Goalkeeper development. FC United is excited to announce Stan's new role as Goalkeeping Director for all of our teams. Stan's knowledge, expertise and passion for both soccer and the critical position of goalkeeper will be the driving force behind the Player First Goalkeeper curriculum. 

"FC United is a tradition-rich club with programming serving all ages. At all these levels, for both boys and girls, I believe we have the potential to not only develop DA level GKs but also GKs that can perform at their highest level no matter what that level may be."

 

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS

  • College All American UW Parkside
  • Former professional indoor GK
  • USSDA National Champion
  • Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame 
  • 21 years D1 college coach/7 NCAA Tournaments

 

1985 Palatine HS Athlete of the Year

1985-1990 UW Parkside All American and Senior Bowl Participant

1989-present Camp Shutout Worlds Largest GK Camp

1990-1991 Dayton Dynamo NPSL

1993-1995 Fremd High School State Runner-Up

1996-2005 UWM 5 NCAA tournament appearances/numerous times named to Top Assistant Coach Lost

2006-2011 Marquette University Numerous Top 30 recruiting classes/multiple pro GKs

2010-2016 Chicago Fire USSDA ‘14/15 U18 National Champion/‘15/16 U16 Final Four/‘16 served on first team staff for training camp

2012 Loyola University Horizon League tournament runner-up

2013-2015 University of Wisconsin ‘13 NCAA tournament 

2017 UIC ‘17 NCAA Tournament.  

2016-present FC United USSDA 

Player First Goalkeeping: Philosophy

Our commitment to GK development is what sets FCU apart from other GK training programs. 

THE PROGRESSION

  • DISCOVERY: Ages 7-10 - exploring the position
  • DEVELOPING: Ages 11-13 - establishing technique and critical match moments
  • EMERGING: Ages 14-16 - full-time GKs on the cusp of being recruited
  • ESTABLISHED: Ages 17-19 - fully committed GKs selected based on performance with a focus on championships and results 

THE ADVANTAGES

  • CLUB WIDE CURRICULUM: Consistent development plans from Youth to High School for all club and DA players
  • DEDICATED STAFF: GK Director and staff with year-round attention to development  
  • EVALUATIONS: Yearly checkpoints & live, on-field feedback
  • ALL GK MEETINGS: Exposure to all GK levels
  • VIDEO ANALYSIS: Analyze and critique player development

fall goalkeeping schedule

  TSC  FCU  GDA  BDA 
Monday

 Willow

 All: 4:15-5pm

Willow

B08-07: 5:30-6:30pm 

B06-04: 6:30-7:30pm

G07-06: 5-6pm

G05-04: 6-7pm

G03-00: 7-8pm

 Niles

 All: 7-8pm

Niles

Younger: 5-6pm

Older: 6-7pm

Tuesday

Willow

 All:  4:15-5pm

 

 

 
Wednesday  

Loyola

B08-07: 6-6:45pm

B06-04: 6:45-7:30pm

  Niles

All: 6:45-7:30pm

Niles

Younger: 6:00-6:45pm

Older: 8-8:45pm

Thursday  

Loyola

G07-05: 6-6:45pm

G04-00: 6:45-7:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

Check out our extra GK training options here!

Winter goalkeeping schedule

Saturdays, January 12 - March 9, 2019

  TSC  FCU  GDA  BDA 
Saturday
7:30 - 8:45am

 

Niles

Boys 2004 - 2000

Girls 2004 - 2000

 

Niles

All Girls GK

Niles

All Boys GK

Saturday
8:45 - 10:00am

 Niles

All GK 2011 - 2008

Niles

Boys 2008 - 2005

Girls 2007 - 2005

 

 

 

Check out our extra GK training options here!

Extra GK Training: FCU Winter Goalkeeping Sessions

The FCU Goalkeeper Sessions is designed for the serious goalkeeper looking for a high level goalkeeping specific training camp. The FC Goalkeeper Sessions will be coaches by FC's Top Rate Goalkeeping Coaches and will provide an encompassing look at what it takes to be a top goalkeeper. 

Camp Coaches

Stan Anderson

          

Nate Kitchell

          

Megan Hinz

Who

Boys & Girls Goalkeepers: 2007 - 2000 (U12 - U19)

When

November Camp

Days: Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18

Times: 9:00 - 2:00pm (11am - 12pm lunch break)

          

January Camp

Days: Saturday, January 5 and Sunday, January 6

Times: 9:00 - 2:00pm (11am - 12pm lunch break)

          

March Camp

Days: Saturday, March 16th and Sunday, March 17th

Times: 9:00 - 2:00pm (11am - 12pm lunch break)

 

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