International Goalkeeper Coaches Conference

At The Sawgrass Grand Hotel

Presented by

2017 Conference #IGCC17

June 2-4, 2017

At the Sawgrass Grand Hotel



11:00am to 12:15pm - Arrivals at the Sawgrass Grand Hotel, Registration

12:30pm to 12:45pm - Welcome and Conference Introduction by Phil Wheddon

12:45pm to 2:00pm - Michael Rechner – TSG 1899 HOFFENHEIM -Lecture

2:30pm to 3:45pm - Michael Rechner – TSG 1899 HOFFENHEIM - Field

3:45pm to 4:00pm - Photo opportunity

4:15pm to 5:45pm - John Cone- FIT FOR 90 - Field

6:00pm to 6:45pm -  Dinner Provided

6:50pm to 7:50pm - Catapult Sports, The Optimize G5 Goalkeeper Monitoring System - Lecture

8:00pm to 9:30pm - John Cone - Lecture  

8:00am to 9:00amBreakfast - PROVIDED

9:00am to 9:15amIntroductions and Daily Schedule Review

9:15am to 10:30amLee Kendall – ENGLAND WNT -Lecture

10:30am to 11:45amLee Kendall – ENGLAND WNT-Field

11:45am to 12:00pmPhoto opportunity

12:15pm to 1:15pmLunch - PROVIDED

1:30pm to 2:45pmAndrew Sparks – SWANSEA CITY- Lecture

3:15pm to 4:45pmAndrew Sparks – SWANSEA CITY - Field

5:00pm to 6:00pmDinner - PROVIDED

6:15pm to 7:30pm - Guest question and answer

8:00pm to 9:00pm - Sawgrass Grand Social - Sponsored by Go Play Sports Tours

7:15am to 8:00am - Breakfast - PROVIDED

8:15am to 9:45am - Hugo Oliviera – HULL CITY - Field

10:00am to 11:30am - Hugo Oliviera – HULL CITY - Lecture

11:45am to 1:00pm - Eric Steele – ENGLISH F.A.- Lecture

1:00pm to 2:15pm - Eric Steele – ENGLISH F.A. - Field

2:30pm to 3:00pm - Closing ceremony and Departure   



This conference is recommended for Goalkeeper coaches looking to coach at a higher level.



The cost of the conference for all three days is $1195 for residential and $1015 non-residential.

NEW two day option for Saturday and Sunday only. Residential is $925 for two days only and Non-Residential is $725 for two days only.

Residential Includes:
  • 2 nights in the hotel (single occupancy)
  • Dinner Friday night
  • Saturday Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Saturday night social
  • Sunday Breakfast
  • Uhlsport apparel
  • KwikGoal gift package
  • Free coffee, tea and water
  • Dinner Friday night
  • Saturday breakfast & lunch
  • Saturday night social
  • Sunday Breakfast
  • Uhlsport polo shirt
  • KwikGoal gift package
  • Free coffee, tea and water
Refund Policy:
If a refund is requested up until May1st, 2017, 75% of the total fee will be refunded
There will be no refund of any fees after May1st.


Sawgrass Grand Hotel - Goalkeeper Coaches ConferenceTHE SAWGRASS GRAND HOTEL SPORTS COMPLEX
3003 North University Drive , Sunrise, Florida 33322

The Sawgrass Grand Hotel

3003 North University Drive
Sunrise, Florida 33322



Michael Rechner

First Team Goalkeeper Coach
Bundesliga – TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

Since 2008 Michael has also been the Goalkeeper Coach TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Academy / Coordinator Goalkeeping.  In 1999-2004 Michael played professionally in Germany: Hamburger SV, Mannheim, Leipzig.


Hugo Oliveira - Hull City Goalkeeper Coach

Hugo Oliveira

Premier League Hull City Goalkeeper Coach

Former S. L. Benfica and Portuguese National team goalkeeper coach. Worked with talents such as Jan Oblak, Julio Cesar, Ederson Moraes and more.

Eric Steele Presenter at Goalkeeper Coaching Conference

Eric Steele

Ex Derby County, Aston Villa, Manchester City
and Manchester United GK Coach

Former FA GK Coach of the year – has coached football greats; Peter Schmeichel, Thomas Sorensen, Joe Hart, Edwin van der Sar and David de Gea.

Andrew Sparkes

Head of Academy Goalkeeping
Swansea City

Previously  Head of Academy Goalkeeping | u18 GK Coach

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Lee Kendall, goalkeeper coach, presents at International Goalkeeper Coaches Conference

Lee Kendall

England WNT Goalkeeper Coach Since 2014

Lee works primarily with the senior squad of Goalkeepers, but he also oversees the program from the U15 to Senior International team.  As part of the England WNT bronze medal winners in the 2015 World Cup in Canada, Lee helped aid Karen Bardsley performances in the FIFA tournament.


John Cone PhD. presents at International Goalkeeper Coaches Conference

John Cone, PhD.

Soccer-specific Fitness Specialist and
Founder of Fit for 90

John has a PhD in kinesiology and is a former MLS assistant coach and director of sports science.

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