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Goalkeepers

The Carolina Rapids Goalkeeping program has quickly become the place to become a top flight goalkeeper. The program is designed to develop goalkeepers from ages 10-18. Our philosophy is to teach goalkeepers all aspects of goalkeeping from the technical and tactical demands of the game. We teach handling, shot stopping, crosses, distribution and basic communication skills. We offer training multiple times a week and goalkeepers are welcome to train as much as possible. Your development is up to you - you control when and how hard you work. We give you the tools and you make yourself into the goalkeeper you are. The program is proud to have produced college bound and new ODP goalkeepers each year since its inception. A testament to the curriculum and the hard work our goalkeepers have put in.

Equipment
Required: 
Gloves (hint: to keep gloves in best condition, wash them at least once/week! Dirty gloves hinder your ability to hold onto the ball)
Shinguards
Recommended:
Pants or 3/4 pants (helps protect your legs)
Goalkeeper Jersey/long sleeved shirt or jacket 

Rapids GKs in College

Track Carolina Rapid's GK Alums: 
2010: Max Henry - Davidson
2011: Matt Pacifici - Davidson/Columbus Crew
2011: Stephen Harris - Wingate University
2011: Samantha Walker - Cape Fear CC
2012: Connor Miller - Old Dominion University
2013: Carolyn Huddy - 
UNC-W
2013: "Boo" Davis - NC State University
2014: Matt Jegier - Elon
2015: Rachel Quest - Queens University
2015: Elliot Pannico - UNC Charlotte
2015: Dalton Edwards - Pfeiffer University
2015: Austin Bauer - UNC Pembroke
2015: Harrison Romero - NC State University
2016: Grayson Cameron - NC State University
2016: Daniel McBride - William & Mary
2016: Jacob Schachner   - Princeton
2016: Gabe Rosario - Reading FC Academy  (England)

Gabe Rosario headed to England

After a successful trial during the summer of 2015, Gabriel Rosario was offered and accepted a 2 year scholarship with Reading Football Club in England. Reading are regarded as one of the top academy programs in the country and we wish Gabe much success as he pursues his dream of a professional contract.

 



Training Calendar

Our goalkeepers are expected to train multiple times per week, depending on their age.  The club does allow goalkeepers to miss their first team practice each week to attend goalkeeper training.

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday
6:30-7:00
11U/12U Girls
Bailey Road Park
6:00-7:00
12U-14U FT Keepers
Richard Barry Park 3
5:30-6:00
10U-11U Boys PT (intro)
Richard Barry Park 3
6:00-7:00
12U-14U FT Keepers
Richard Barry Park 3
7:00-8:00
15U-18U
Richard Barry Park 3
6:00-7:00
12U-14U FT Keepers
Richard Barry Park 3
7:00-8:00
15U-19U Keepers
Richard Barry Park 3
7:00-8:00
15U-19U Keepers
Richard Barry Park 3