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Goalkeeper Program

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Goalkeeper Program 2017-05-24T13:05:40+00:00

MTA Goalkeeper Program

Goalkeepers are often the overlooked individual in the team. At MTA, we have put a goalkeeping program in place to produce our vision of the complete goalkeeper.  Goalkeeping is a crucial and privileged playing position. Our objective is to provide the foundation goalkeepers need to improve their technical skills to succeed. We expect our goalkeepers to serve as our team’s last line of defense and first line of offense.

Ages: Boys & Girls (U11 – U19)
Frequency: 1 practice per week

Schedule

Practice Sessions: Fridays at 6 pm
No Training: Holidays

View GK Training Calendar

MTA Staff

John Swallen
John SwallenDirector, MTA Goalkeeper Program

John Swallen is a retired professional soccer player who played with the Minnesota Thunder for twelve seasons. Swallen, a goalkeeper, was named to the Thunder Hall of Fame in 2002, following the conclusion of his Thunder career.  Swallen was named the USL First Division (then known as the A League) MVP and goalkeeper of the year for the 1999 season.

Why Choose MTA

  • Year-round training with the top talent in Minnesota.

  • Highly-qualified coaches with US Soccer & NSCAA accreditation.

  • Perfect for serious players who seek a high level of competition.

  • Gain visibility to collegiate scouts and national team coaches.

What Parents Say

MTA provides elite coaching and technical training other clubs cannot match. They also understand how to prepare the kids for the next level.

The kids that gravitate to MTA push each other to be better soccer players while being good people.

The coaching is consistent. It doesn’t matter who the coach is or what level—Each and every coach is teaching the players how to possess the ball and increasing their soccer IQ. We are always please with the methods.

The training, teaching of ball control and footwork, and knowledge of game strategy is hands above community clubs.

Training is great! If you want to play college soccer MTA is heads above everyone else.

As the years go by, our son is growing so much as a player and we are excited for his future with the club

Great coaching staff!

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Challenging every player, at every level, thereby giving an equal opportunity to develop to anyone who wants it.

The coaching and training is excellent as well as the facilities for winter training.

MTA provides a safe and effective training environment.  They provide top level coaching for the elite teams and challenge the players to develop their skills.

MTA provides opportunities for soccer players who are very dedicated to the sport through great coaching and playing opportunities.

My son’s coach truly cares about him and every player on his team.

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