Our international goalkeeping recruits have the opportunity to get stuck into specialist goalkeeper training with coach Andy Phillips.
Andy has a UEFA B Goalkeeper and Outfield qualification, a degree in Physical Education and PGCE teaching qualification. He has been teaching for over 20 years and has run his own specialist goalkeeper schools for nine years.
What a fantastic trip we had to Baltimore 2020. Initially we had planned to attend just the United Soccer Coaches Conference at the convention centre for 4 days, however it turned out to be so much more!
The Conference was attended by over 12,000 from all across the globe, dedicated to networking and learning from some of the very best people within the world of soccer. The venue was split into a large exhibition hall and 3 artificial pitches where a whole host of events took place.
On the upper floor there were many conference rooms set up where coaches could attend drop in sessions to learn about topics close to their interest or team.
During the event we were fortunate to meet some of the top people in the game. Denny met Benfica and Brazil legend Luisão and Steve met former Real Madrid assistant manager Paul Clement.
The added bonus to the trip was that a contact of ours in Maryland had managed to set up an I.D Clinic for us to attend. We set off and stopped at the nations capital before heading south to the event which took place at Lackey High School. We had 33 players attend. The attitude of the players was excellent despite some very cold temperatures and it was great to see and get a feel for the amount of soccer that goes on in the states.
What a fantastic time we had. Welcomed everywhere we went and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We are currently planning our next I.D Events so please check out the find out where we will be in the near future.