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Goalkeeper Academy

FC Spokane Hires Bryan Hernandez Head GK Trainer

We are excited to announce the hire of Goal Keeper coach Bryan Hernandez.

Bryan is from North Hollywood and played in two top academy clubs in the L.A. area. Bryan's last Club team was the famed Pateadores Academy. He was also selected in the National pool. He then continued his soccer and academic career at Humbolt State University in Arcata, CA. He had an illustrious 4 year year playing career and also received his Bachelor's degree.  Bryan continued his player career with the semi professional Spokane Shadow NPSL team as the starting goal keeper.

Bryan also completed his NSCAA level 2 Goal Keeper certificate in WA State. Bryan has been the head Goal Keeper trainer at the Spokane Sounders for several years and has been coaching for 10 years now.

We are beyond excited to add Bryan to our staff! Below is the Goal Keeper training schedule through the end of the Fall 2021.

 GK Training Schedule

Time: 4:00-4:50pm U10-U11

          4:50-5:40pm U12-U13

          5:40-6:30pm U14-U18

Location - Spokane Soccer Center (We may go outside in June)

2021 Dates - On Mondays

April 19th, 26th

May 3rd, 10th

June 7th, 14th

July 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

August 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th

September 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

You do not sign up for this, you just show up. We highly encourage our goal keepers to attend every session! See you Monday!


Bryan Hernandez

Program Overview

The FC Spokane Goalkeeping Academy is our own FREE in-house program used to develop sound goalkeeping principles and consistency throughout our club no matter which team our goalkeepers play on.

A combination of hard work, ethics and a good technical education will provide our goalkeepers with a solid foundation to become the best possible goalkeeper that their natural ability will allow. Consistently keeping the ball from crossing the goal line between the posts defines a successful goalkeeper.

FOCUS AREAS FOR ALL FC SPOKANE GOALKEEPERS
SHOT STOPPING
  • Handling
  • Angles
  • Technique in diving
  • Footwork
  • Bravery
  • Reading the game
DEALING WITH CROSSES & SERVES
  • Timing
  • Bravery
  • Handling
  • Punching/Parrying vs. Catching
  • Range
  • Footwork
  • Reading Pressure on the Ball
  • Organization
  • Communication
DEALING WITH 1V1 & BREAKAWAY SITUATIONS
  • Timing (patience vs. aggressive)
  • Bravery
  • Technique
  • Footwork
  • Reading the Game
DISTRIBUTION
  • Technique
  • Tactical Application
  • Throws
  • Kicks (long, short, ground & air)
  • Goal Kicks
  • Dealing With Back Passes

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