International Goalkeeper Coaches Conference

At IMG Academy

Presented by

2019 Conference #IGCC19

June 7-9, 2019



This conference is recommended for Goalkeeper coaches who are serious about growing as a coach.


2019 prices for residential and non-residential attendees will be coming soon.

Residential Includes:
  • 2 nights in the hotel (single occupancy)
  • Dinner Friday night
  • Saturday Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Saturday night social
  • Sunday Breakfast
  • Uhlsport t-shirts
  • KwikGoal gift package
  • Free coffee, tea and water
  • Dinner Friday night
  • Saturday breakfast & lunch
  • Saturday night social
  • Sunday Breakfast
  • Uhlsport t-shirts
  • KwikGoal gift package
  • Free coffee, tea and water
Refund Policy:
If a refund is requested up until May1st, 2018, 75% of the total fee will be refunded
There will be no refund of any fees after May 1, 2018.


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The 2019 Presenters will start to be announced soon!

John Achterberg

First Team Goalkeeper Coach
Liverpool FC


Jose Sambade

First Team Goalkeeper Coach
Fulham FC, UK

Prior to Fulham FC, Jose's goalkeeper coaching experience included Baniyas SC (EUA Lig), Besiktas JK (Turkey Super Lig) and Real Club Deportivo de la Coruna (Spanish La Liga) just to name a few. Also, Jose is the current Director/Teacher at the Master course for Goalkeeper Coaches, Physical Education for Football and Football Club Management by the Real Federacion Española de Futbol.

View Jose Sambade goallkeeper training video.

Thomas Schlieck

Head of Goalkeeping/Goalkeeper Coach
Borussia Dortmund

Prior to Borussia Dortmund, Thomas was local head of Goalkeeping Development at RB Leipzig, Head of Goalkeeping Development and Goalkeeping Coach at FC Schalke 04 and Goalkeeping coach DSC Arminia Bielefeld and Bundesliga and academy.

Andrew Sparkes

Head of Academy Goalkeeping
Swansea City

Previously  Head of Academy Goalkeeping | u18 GK Coach

View an example of Andrew Sparke's goalkeeper training session at Swansea City and part of his session at last year's IGCC17.

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Lloyd Yaxley

First Team Goalkeeper Coach - Orlando Pride

Lloyd has been the first team goalkeeper coach at Orlando Pride since 2017. Prior to moving to Orlando, Lloyd was the Washington Spirit Goalkeeper Coach from 2013-2016. He has also coached at varying age group across US Soccer including the Senior Women's National Team. Lloyd has worked with numerous goalkeepers including Ashlyn Harris, Steph Labbe and Alyssa Naher to name a few.


John Cone, PhD.

Founder/CEO Fit For 90 and
USSF: Sports Science Consultant & Coach Educator

John holds his USSF A license, is a certified strength and conditioning coach (CSCS) and the only American holder of the esteemed FA Fitness Trainers’ Award (2004). Previously, John was a MLS goalkeeper coach at Sporting FC and a former goalkeeper coach at UNC Chapel Hill, just to name a few.



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

Phil Wheddon

Director and Founder of International Goalkeeper Coaches Conference

From the World Cup to the Olympics, Phil Wheddon has enjoyed success at soccer’s most prestigious events. He helped guide the United States to consecutive gold medals, including the 2008 crown in Beijing. Phil has trained some of the best goalkeepers in the world, including Hope Solo, Brianna Scurry, Tim Howard and Kasey Keller to name a few. Phil is also the director of GK One.



Note: There may be a few minor changes as we get closer to June.

1:00pm to 2:15pm Arrivals

2:15pm to 2:30pm Welcome and Introductions

2:30pm to 3:30pm Thomas Schlieck -Borussia Dortmund – Lecture
Topic: Tactical Behaviors of the Goalkeeper when Defending the Goal

3:45pm to 5:00pm Thomas Schlieck – Borussia Dortmund – Field
Topic: Tactical Behaviors of the Goalkeeper when Defending the Goal

5:15pm to 6:15pm  John Cone – Fit for 90 - Field
Topic: Managing and Developing GK Specific Athleticism and Fitness

6:30pm to 7:30pm Dinner (provided)

7:30pm to 8:30pm John Cone - Fit for 90 – Lecture
Topic: Periodization and Programming of the Training Session in the GK Training Week

8:30pm to 9:15pm Guest Presenter

8:00am to 9:00am Breakfast - PROVIDED

9:00am to 9:10am Introductions and Daily Schedule Review

9:15am to 10:15am Jose Sambade – Fulham FC - Lecture
Topic: Goalkeeping Philosphy & Methodology

10:15am to 11:45am Jose Sambade – Fulham FC- Field
Topic: Modern Goalkeeping Distribution

11:45am to 12:00pm Photo Opportunity

12:00pm to 1:15pm Lloyd Yaxley – Orlando Pride- Field
Topic: Denying close range goal scoring opportunities

1:30pm to 2:45pm   Lunch (Provided)

2:45pm to 3:45pm John Achterberg – Liverpool FC - Lecture
Topic: Steps to developing the complete goalkeeper

3:45pm to 5:00pm  John Achterberg – Liverpool FC - Field
Topic: Shot Stopping, Reaction speed and goalkeeping efficiency

5:00pm to 5:30pm Photo Opportunity

5:30pm to 6:30pm Dinner (Provided)

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

7:30pm to 10:00pm Sawgrass Grand Social – SPONSORED BY GO PLAY TOURS.

8:00am to 9:00am Breakfast - PROVIDED

9:00am to 9:15am Daily Recap and Introductions

9:15am to 10:30am Phil Wheddon – IGCC Director - Field
Topic: Innovations in Goalkeeper Development

10:45am to 12:00pm Andrew Sparkes – Swansea City - Lecture
Topic: Age appropriate Goalkeeping Development

12:15pm to 1:45pm Andrew Sparkes – Swansea City -Field
Topic: Imprinting technical excellence in young goalkeepers

2:00pm to 2:30pm Closing ceremony and Departures   


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