Mission Statement :The Delaware FC - Hockessin Fall Goalkeeper Academy is open to all representative team soccer goalkeepers. The Academy’s goal is to offer high level goalkeeper training in a positive and encouraging environment.
Objective: To teach all aspects of the soccer goalkeeping trade. We will focus on footwork, handling, diving, dealing with crosses, angle play, communicating, shot-stopping and much more.
2019 Fall Information:
Friday night sessions 9/13-11/1
U9-12 (2011-2008) 5:30-6:30pm
U13-U19 (2007-2001) 6:30-7:30pm
Location: Smith Estates Turf
740 Evanson Road
Hockessin, DE 19707
Dan Frick and Suhail Bismilla are DEFC-Hockessin Premier Trainers and former collegiate goalkeepers. Bismilla, a native of South Africa, spent four years on the Goldey Beacom College men’s roster from 2015 through 2018, earning CACC Goalkeeper of the Year in both the 2016 and 2017 seasons before joining the staff as an assistant coach in 2019. Frick played from 1997-2000 at Newark High School before joining East Stroudsburg University during the 2001-2006 seasons. He holds his NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma while coaching in college every year since his graduation. During training there may also be other collegiate goalkeepers present – offering our goalkeepers an extraordinary depth of experiences, tactics and training exercises.
Director of GoalKeeping
DFC Hockessin Goal Keeping Academy
This is a year long program. The program is free to Current Delaware FC Hockessin Competitive players during the Fall and Spring Seasons. Summer and Winter GK Academy will involve a fee. 2019 Summer Academy cost = $100
All goalkeeping will be done based on the player's ability, not their age. We believe that it is important to train these players appropriately, and will not do activities that are too advanced for the player.
Please make sure each goalkeeper brings a ball and is dressed appropriately. Bring a soccer ball, GK gloves, long sleeve t-shirt / pants, indoor shoes, shin guards and water.