The Illinois Goalkeeper Academy is part of the Illinois Olympic Development Program (ODP). It is open to all goalkeepers who want to learn from the best and to perform at their best. For the Illinois Goalkeeper Academy, keepers will be identified to represent Illinois at state and regional ODP events.
Our staff is comprised of experienced, professional US Soccer licensed goalkeeper coaches that are dedicated exclusively to keeper training using their vast knowledge of the game and personal playing experience. All of the Illinois ODP Goalkeeper Academy staff members are United States Soccer Federation National license holders and have successfully completeed the level 1,2 and 3 National Goalkeeper License courses.
To participate in the Illinois Goalkeeper Academy, enroll in the Illinois Olympic Development Program. Complete and submit the ODP enrollment form, medical release form and fees to the Illinois Youth Soccer office.
The Goalkeeper Academy will include three keeper specific training sessions conducted by knowledgeable goalkeeper staff. IN addition, the top performing goalkeepers will be invited to participate in Illinois ODP age group training sessions and games.