GK Academy


Camp Details

GK Academy

Girls (10-18) & Boys (10-13, non high-school only)

Date: July 12-15

Cost: $625.00

Location: TCU

Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Complex

3600 West Berry St., Fort Worth, TX 76129




2018  Goalkeeping Academy will be held in conjunction with the 2018 Residential Camp July 12-15. Please see the Residential Camp page for more information. Limited Space Available!

GK Girls ages 10-18

GK Boys ages 10-13 (non high school only)


FLIGHTS: If you are flying and in need of airport pick up, please be sure to fly into DFW Airport and select the $20 airport pick up/drop off fee during online registration.

The Eric Bell Soccer Academy also includes a first class Goalkeeping Academy.  TCU Assistant Coach Sebastian Vecchio will direct the goalkeeper sessions with emphasis on creating a challenging and complete training environment.  Sebastian spent time at The University of Memphis, Rice University, and Vanderbilt University before coming to TCU.  As a player, Vecchio was a two-year starter for the Tigers after transferring to Memphis from Mid-Continent College in Kentucky. He allowed just 12 goals in over 1,500 minutes of play during the 2004 season, for a school record 0.69 goals-against average, en route to being named the C-USA Defensive Player of the Year and a first team All-Conference USA selection. The native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, ended his Tiger career with a school-low 1.02 goals-against average and 21 wins in two seasons. The Goalkeeping Academy is designed to develop the technique and tactics of goalkeepers but also incorporates applying these skills in game situations. The Goalkeeping Academy demonstrates a 3-step process:  Learning proper technique in a controlled environment, introducing tactical decision-making principles in small groups, and playing in full-field matches.

Players will receive technical training in the following areas:

– Handling
– Footwork
– Distribution
– Boxing
– Shot Stopping
– 1v1 Break-aways
– Diving (Collapse & Extension, front smother)


Players will receive tactical training in the following areas:

– Angle Play
– Crosses
– Organizing the defense
– 1v1 Decision Making
– Set Plays (starting spots/setting walls)


Players will receive psychological training in the following areas:

– Leadership
– Handling Pressure
– Training Ethics
– Staying Poised


Players will receive physical training in the following areas:

– Nutrition
– Fitness & Conditioning
– Strength & Conditioning


Players will also receive:

– Camp T-Shirt

– Written Evaluation

– Verbal feedback throughout sessions

– Quality coaching from licensed coaches

– Camp draw-string bag


Discounts Offered

*Please note: Coupons cannot be combined with any other offers*

Group Discount: $45 discount will be offered to those signing up in a group of 6 or more.  Please contact the camp office for a PROMO code if signing up 6 or more campers.

Sibling Discount: $25 discount will be offerend to siblings signing up together. Please contact the camp office for a PROMO code if signing up with a sibling.

Cancellation Policy

Those who cannot attend camp for medical or other reasons will be refunded all but a $200 administrative fee.  To receive a refund the camp office must be notified at least one week before camp starts.


NOTE: Open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender).