In addition to our summer goalkeeper training camps, The USF Goalkeeper Academy offers training at the USF Soccer Facilities for female goalkeepers ages U13 - U19. The program will consist of 10 training sessions, meeting on Sunday afternoons. Specific program dates are outlined below.
Our philosophy at the USF Goalkeeper Academy is to provide the most valuable experience possible using instruction and positive reinforcement in match related games and situations. Our objective is to teach young goalkeepers of the United States to be efficient in the four pillars of goalkeeping (Technical, Tactical, Mental, & Physical). The goalkeepers will experience an elevated level of training driven by a professional coach from the University of South Florida Women's Soccer program.
Space is very limited and only 12 registrants will be accepted for the program. The program is open to all those seeking goalkeeper training that meet the requirement of the listed age groups until specified capacity is met.
The USF Goalkeeper Academy has been developed and is overseen by USF Women’s Soccer Assistant and Goalkeeper Coach Juan De Brigard. Coach De Brigard brings a vast amount of experience in goalkeeping. From his involvement with Professional Colombia teams, German Soccer Federation, and the College Ranks, he uses his experience to develop goalkeepers of all levels. Below is a summary of Coach De Brigard’s experience and achievements:
University Of South Florida, Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach & Goalkeeper Coach
Coach De Brigard is in his eigth season at the USF Women's Soccer Program and is a highly-regarded expert in Goalkeeper Training. Since his first season he has been part of a coaching staff that has taken the program to a whole new level. Four NCAA Tournament appearances, one American Athletic Conference Championship, six Final Four and four Finals appearances in Conference Tournaments are the top achievements of the Bulls Soccer Women in the last eight seasons.
Both starting goalkeepers between 2010 and 2013 have continued their soccer careers as professional players and are currently playing in France and Croatia. Both of them are the current starting goalkeepers in their respective Full National Teams.
Fluent in English, Spanish and German, De Brigard is a native of Colombia. Coach De Brigard obtained his B.S. in Physical Education from the world famous German Sport University in Cologne. He later completed his soccer education by acquiring his professional soccer coaching license of the German Soccer Federation. Coach De Brigard carries the exclusive title of the "Fußball-Lehrer" (Soccer Teacher) and is therefore qualified and licensed to coach any professional soccer team in the world.
In 36 years of international coaching experience, Coach De Brigard has been recognized for his versatile involvement in different areas of soccer. He has successfully trained many young players towards reaching their goals of obtaining professional soccer careers. He has been a head coach and a physical trainer at the highest level in Colombian soccer.
In 2008 De Brigard created Soccer Goes to School, a non-profit organization that teaches football at no cost in elementary schools of low income areas in Tampa. More than 1,200 children have benefited from the program.
Coach De Brigard is the current Director of Coaching at the Florida Hawks FC in Tampa, and he leads a staff of 17 coaches and 21 competitive teams.
2018 Spring Sunday Afternoon Schedule
February 4, 11, 18, 25,
March 4, 11, 25,
April 1, 8, 15
Registration Fee: $300 due at time of registration
Last Payment: $250 due by February 2nd
Once you have clicked the send form button above you have not fully registered until you select a payment option from the pull down menu above. Once we have received your registration form with payment receipt from Paypal, we will notify you via email, as long as there is still space that your child's spot is reserved and registation is complete.
Payments can be made in full or you can select the two payment plan option.
Please contact us for possible individual or group discounts. As well as additional payment plans. Prorated sessions available please contact us for more details.