Kansas City United Soccer Club
The Kansas City Kansas Soccer Association
Boys and Girls ages 6-10. $10 covers entire eight weeks.
Dates: Apr. 11 - May 30, 2012
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Wednesdays - Alvey Park, 4850 Metropolitan, Kansas City, Kan.
Alan Blinzler, Director
|Help your son and daughter grow . . .
Kansas City United and the Kansas City Kansas Soccer Association will offer a weekly Goalkeeper Academy for boys and girls ages eight through 15. The Academy will introduce premier level soccer by teaching fundamentals of the goalkeeping, including how to properly: position, catch, block, and distribute. Emphasis will be on proper and safe technique.
During this time the player will continue to play on his or her own team. Academy coaches will make every effort to see at least one of these games to assess the progress individual players are making. Parents will also be sent weekly emails detailing the materials covered in each session and suggesting fun training activities parents and children can do together.
The cost for the entire eight-week program is only $10. The cost includes registering the player with the Kansas State Youth Soccer Association, which provides insurance coverage for participants.
Blinzler was one of the founders the Attack Soccer Club in 1994, which has grown to become Kansas City United. He played soccer (as a goalkeeper) for over four decades, including in college, in US Open Cup play, winning amateur State Championships three times as a player and twice more as a coach. In 1997, he helped form the Kansas City Brass. The Brass is a member of the Premier Development League, the top amateur and professional development league in the United States. In 2007, the United Soccer Leagues recognized the Kansas City Brass and its founders for their 10-year long contribution to soccer and a record of producing over 40 players who have gone on to play in the MLS and abroad by inducting the team into the United Soccer League's Hall of Fame. In 2004, Blinzler coached the Kansas high school senior boys to the championship in the Kansas vs. Missouri Senior All Star Game at Arrowhead Stadium. Blinzler serves on the Board of Directors of US Youth Soccer (the major governing body for youth soccer in the United States), and as the Past President serves on the Board of Kansas State Youth Soccer Association. Blinzler has various USSF National Coaching Licenses, including his National Youth License.Contact:
Wilmer Pena, Goalie Coach
Pena played soccer in Venezuela before coming to the United States to go to college. Today he is a teacher in the Olathe School District and a goal keeping coach with the Club. He holds the National Soccer Coaches Association of America certificate in goal keeper instruction.