With a supportive, engaging and competitive culture, our goalkeepers are developed in an environment that sets them up for success on and off the field. 

Key areas of emphasis include footwork, shot-stopping, crosses, distribution, communication & organizing, positioning and tactical awareness. Sessions place an emphasis on technique, high repetition, application of technique in live scenarios and feedback. 

What truly sets the EFC goalkeeper program apart is the investment in coaching. Our program includes  goalkeeper coaches, all of whom are former EFC players with a range of experience at the highest levels of youth and collegiate soccer, so that each player can receive highly individualized feedback.  

In addition to four hour-long training sessions per week, our EFC GK programming includes specialized introductory sessions for the youngest players at the club, weekly analysis of players in games with their teams, film review, and mentoring initiatives between age groups.  

Training sessions are co-ed. The groups are broken up by age, with the opportunity for our top goalkeepers in the younger age group to progress to the older training session ahead of schedule if they maintain a growth mindset and consistently demonstrate proficiency in the seven key areas of emphasis. 

EFC Goalkeeping Training Schedule

Session 1 (2008-13): 6-7 p.m. PT at Preston Park Mod Field 2
Session 2 (2003-07): 7-8 p.m. PT at Preston Park Mod Field 2

Session 1 (2008-13): 6-7 p.m. PT at Preston Park Mod Field 2
Session 2 (2003-07): 7-8 p.m. PT at Preston Park Mod Field 2

Free Zone 1 Sessions (Available Only to Current EFC Players)

Whether you’re new to the position, a part-time goalkeeper or just want extra practice, EFC’s Zone 1 introductory goalkeeper sessions are an exciting new layer to our programming. For These sessions will run every other Friday (schedule below), focusing on foundational techniques for goalkeepers. Sessions are designed for players from the 2010-13 birth years. They will be run by EFC Goalkeeping Director and staffed by our top U-17 to U-19 EFC goalkeepers. Only current Eastside FC players are eligible to participate in Zone 1 sessions.

Players can progress from these Friday sessions to the weekly younger practices.

Zone 1 GK Session Schedule

All sessions are 4:30-5:30 on Mod Field 1

March 4 

March 18 

April 1  

April 15