BEST Soccer and BEST FC

Goalkeeping Academy

The BEST Goalkeeping Academy is designed to meet the needs and demands of modern day goalkeepers. Sessions are tailored to the ages and ability of participants. Players are taught in a learning environment which is both fun and challenging.  

Some weekly examples of topics covered:
Week 1 - Ready Position/Scoop Technique/Cup Technique
Week 2 - 'W' Technique/Collapse Dive
Week 3 - Low Diving Save/High Diving Save
Week 4 - One v One/Dealing with Crosses

Players are grouped by age and ability.
Monday's Nov. 10th - Dec. 22nd, 7 weeks
Ages 8-11 4:00-5:30pm
Ages 11-15 5:30-7:00pm 

If your child is a keen goalkeeper and holds an interest in playing club soccer, contact BEST FC regarding goalkeeper positions on one our teams. 

About the GK Coach, Joe Brady: 

Joe Brady most recently served as Head Women's Soccer coach at Clark University for 13 years and has 18 years of college coaching experience, club soccer coaching and goalkeeper training. In 13 seasons on the Cougar sidelines, Brady led Clark to eight appearances in the NEWMAC Tournament. His teams advanced to the conference semifinals on four separate occasions, most recently in 2011 and in 2005 the Cougars advanced all the way to the ECAC Tournament Championship before falling to eventual champion Keene State.  Prior to his arrival at Clark, Brady spent seven seasons at his alma mater, Anna MariaCollege, helping build the AMCATS into a conference power and regional contender. He was named Commonwealth Coast Conference coach of the year in 1997 as Anna Maria advanced to its third CCC Tournament title game and won a school-record 17 games. Brady has spent time in the club soccer world with Juventus, Fuller Hamlets, Inter Bandits and most recently NEFC (2012-2013). Brady has served on the Massachusetts Olympic Development Team staff as a goalkeeper coach since 2009 and as head goalkeeper coach since 2013. He also served on the ODP staff from 2000-02. His coaching credentials include a U.S.S.F "C" license, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and NSCAA National Diploma. 

A 1996 graduate of Anna Maria with a degree in business administration with a focus on management information systems, Brady was a four-year letterwinner and team captain for the AMCATS. Brady was recently promoted to Associate Athletic Director at Clark University. He will serve as the primary administrator of men's and women's soccer, lacrosse and sports information along with additional administrator responsibilities. He will also continue to train the goalkeepers for the women's soccer team. 

Registration

2014 BEST Indoor Soccer Training Clinics

1

BEST FC Academy Ages 6-9, 10-13 Session 1

Registration Dates: 09/26/2014 to 12/18/2014
Start and End Dates: 11/13/2014 to 01/29/2015
200
2

Defending 101 Session 1 Wednesday 4-5pm

Registration Dates: 09/26/2014 to 12/04/2014
Start and End Dates: 11/12/2014 to 12/17/2014
- More Info
105
3

First KIX! Session 1 Ages 3-5 Tuesday 4-5pm

Registration Dates: 09/26/2014 to 12/02/2014
Start and End Dates: 11/11/2014 to 12/23/2014
105
4

Footskills & Ball Mastery Session 1 Friday 4-5pm

Registration Dates: 09/26/2014 to 11/29/2014
Start and End Dates: 11/14/2014 to 12/19/2014
80
5

MiniKickers Session 1 Ages 5-8 Tuesday 4-5pm

Registration Dates: 09/26/2014 to 12/03/2014
Start and End Dates: 11/11/2014 to 12/23/2014
105
6

Session 2 BEST FC Academy Ages 6-9, 10-13 Thursday

Registration Dates: 09/26/2014 to 02/26/2015
Start and End Dates: 02/05/2015 to 04/02/2015
200
7

Session 2 First KIX! Ages 3-5 Monday 4-5pm

Registration Dates: 11/12/2014 to 01/20/2015
Start and End Dates: 01/05/2015 to 02/09/2015
90
8

Session 2 Foot Skills and Ball Mastery Thursday

Registration Dates: 09/26/2014 to 01/31/2015
Start and End Dates: 01/08/2015 to 02/19/2015
150
9

Session 2 GOALKEEPER Monday 5-6pm

Registration Dates: 10/01/2014 to 01/20/2015
Start and End Dates: 01/05/2015 to 02/16/2015
105
10

Session 2 Midfield Maestro's Tuesday 5-6pm

Registration Dates: 09/26/2014 to 02/02/2015
Start and End Dates: 01/06/2015 to 02/17/2015
- More Info
105
11

Session 2 MiniKickers Ages 5-8 Monday 4-5pm

Registration Dates: 11/12/2014 to 01/27/2015
Start and End Dates: 01/05/2015 to 02/09/2015
90
12

Session 2 Shooting/Finishing/GOAL! Monday 5-6pm

Registration Dates: 10/01/2014 to 01/20/2015
Start and End Dates: 01/05/2015 to 02/16/2015
105
13

Shooting/Finishing/GOAL! Tuesday 4-5pm

Registration Dates: 09/26/2014 to 12/03/2014
Start and End Dates: 11/11/2014 to 12/23/2014
105

2014 Fall/Spring 2015 BEST FC Team

BEST FC Tryout Process
  1. Find the appropriate age group and check dates/times of tryouts.
  2. Register for "2014-2015 BEST FC Tryouts" at www.bestsoccer.org and fill in all information. Incomplete registrations will not be accepted. Tryout registration is free!
  3. Arrive between 15 to 30 minutes prior to start time to check in.Please bring a copy of your birth certificate. 
  4. We recommend player's attend both night of tryouts. 
  5. When attending the second night of tryouts, please make sure your child has the SAME number that they were issued at the first night. If you no longer have the number, go to the registration area, tell them the number your child was for the previous tryout and you will be issued another number.
  6. All players/parents will hear back from the BEST FC coaching staff whether or not they have made a team within 5 days.

What to bring/wear
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Soccer apparel (jersey/shorts/socks)
  • Cleats
  • Fully-inflated soccer ball
  • Shin Guards
  • Plenty of water
BEST of luck at tryout's! 
1

U09 Boys

Registration Dates: 05/01/2014 to 01/30/2015
Start and End Dates: 06/10/2014 to 01/31/2015
2200
2

U09 Girls

Registration Dates: 05/01/2014 to 01/30/2015
Start and End Dates: 06/11/2014 to 01/31/2015
2200
3

U10 Boys

Registration Dates: 05/01/2014 to 04/30/2015
Start and End Dates: 06/09/2014 to 05/01/2015
2200
4

U10 Girls

Registration Dates: 05/01/2014 to 04/30/2015
Start and End Dates: 06/10/2014 to 04/30/2015
2200
5

U11 Boys

Registration Dates: 05/01/2014 to 04/30/2015
Start and End Dates: 06/09/2014 to 05/19/2015
2200
6

U11 Girls

Registration Dates: 05/01/2014 to 04/30/2015
Start and End Dates: 06/09/2014 to 04/30/2015
2200
7

U12 Boys

Registration Dates: 05/01/2014 to 04/30/2015
Start and End Dates: 06/10/2014 to 05/01/2015
2200
8

U13 Boys

Registration Dates: 05/01/2014 to 05/30/2015
Start and End Dates: 06/02/2014 to 05/31/2015
2200
9

U13 Girls

Registration Dates: 05/01/2014 to 04/30/2015
Start and End Dates: 06/02/2014 to 05/01/2015
2200
10

U14 Boys

Registration Dates: 05/01/2014 to 04/30/2015
Start and End Dates: 06/02/2014 to 04/30/2015
2200
11

U14 Girls

Registration Dates: 05/01/2014 to 04/30/2015
Start and End Dates: 06/02/2014 to 05/30/2015
2200
12

U15 Girls

Registration Dates: 05/01/2014 to 04/30/2015
Start and End Dates: 06/02/2014 to 05/30/2015
- More Info
1500

BEST Personal Training

1

5 Individual One Hour Sessions

Registration Dates: 02/11/2014 to 12/31/2014
Start and End Dates: 02/11/2014 to 12/31/2014
300
2

5 One Hour Sessions with 2 Players (5 total hours)

Registration Dates: 05/22/2013 to 12/31/2014
Start and End Dates: 05/23/2013 to 12/31/2014
275
3

Individual Session One Hour

Registration Dates: 05/22/2013 to 12/31/2014
Start and End Dates: 05/23/2013 to 12/31/2014
75
4

One Hour Session with 2 Players

Registration Dates: 05/22/2013 to 12/31/2014
Start and End Dates: 05/23/2013 to 12/31/2014
120
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