The ZEE – Select Sports International Winter Goalkeeper Striker Camp is a very special experience for both Strikers and GK’s. Our goalkeeper school has had the pleasure of working with keepers from youth to collegiate levels from all over the United States. Because of the goalkeeper coaches working the camp this truly will be a unique and an amazing experience for all the goalkeepers involved.
Same scenario for the Strikers, the field/head coaching staff that we have put together has no rivals!
The camp is for all goalkeepers and strikers ages 8 to 18, for soccer players looking to improve their skill set and their tactical and positional knowledge. Our top goalkeeper and field coaches will be working with the campers to ensure that the training will be challenging, cutting edge and most of all informative.
Goalkeepers: Each of the 3 days of camp, we will introduce and improve on a new technical component that is a “MUST” for the modern day goalkeeper. These skill sets include, specific GK footwork, positional play, ball handling, re-distribution, shot-stopping and split second decision making. A strong psychological component that will build confidence and communication in keepers of all ages.
Strikers: Field players will also follow a daily advanced training curriculum that will focus mostly on improving their first touch, striking technique, 1v1 attacking and defending, crossing the ball, and shots on goal. Strikers will also be placed in match-like situations to focus on positional play and tactical split-second decision making.
LET’S MEET THE GOALKEEPER COACHES:
COACH DAVE GUINN -UK-
Coach Guinn has played and now is coaching at an international level. Dave in the recent passed has coached the Welsh national team’s goalkeepers and is the former head coach of the Welsh U17 national team. At this time coach Dave Guinn is the goalkeeper coach of the Llandudno FC that plays in the Welsh premier league and participated in the 2018 UEFA Europa League. Dave will reach the US exclusively for this event and we can’t tell you how excited we are to have him with us!!
COACH MAURICIO ALVARADO -ECUADOR-
Mauricio Alvarado in his home country Ecuador is a living legend! Mauricio has played and coached at every possible pro level. As a goalkeeper Alvarado has played at top national and international levels and right after leaving the field as a player he coached in South America at ALL levels including the FIFA Copa Sudamericana . Here in the US he has coached goalkeepers from the USL league to the MLS.
COACH PAULO PITA -BRAZIL-
Paulo is not new to our goalkeeper school. It is a matter of fact that he has a long trail of fans at our academy. At this time Paulo is the starting goalkeeper at Marshal University Soccer and during the past 3 summers he has played for different USL and NSPL teams. Coach Pita is also being followed by several Major Soccer League teams and we hope to see him play in the MLS right after he graduates from MU.
COACH RICK ZUCCHI
Director and founder of the Zee Goalkeeper Academy, coach Rick Zucchi works at this time with over 100 goalkeepers in 3 different states both starters to college level athletes. Coach ZEE holds the highest international goalkeeper license the UEFA-FIGC Pro-Goalkeeper Diploma, all 4 levels of the USC goalkeeper diplomas and is a NCAA, NFHS, NAIA certified goalkeeper coach. Coach Rick holds also licenses and diplomas from FIFA and the USSF.
LET’S MEET THE STRIKER COACHES:
COACH NICOLE ROBERTS
Nicole is a former professional soccer player (midfielder-forward)As a pro-soccer player she represented the Carolina Courage of Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA). Before heading to pro-soccer she played 4 seasons in the NCAA Div I, for three seasons at UMass and her last college season at North Carolina Tar Heels women’s soccer team where she won the NCAA national championship in 1996.
Since leaving pro-soccer Nicole has coached at all levels. She is a USSF B license holder and at this time is the director of girls soccer teams at Stetson FA in Deland FL. With such a curriculum it’s needless to say that we are super excited to have Coach Roberts with us at this event!
COACH BRITTANY JONES
United Soccer Coach award winning Brittany Jones is head of the woman’s soccer program at Daytona State College. Since starting at DSC in 2016. Most of 2016, 2017 and 2018 season
players that worked with Coach Jones are now playing for NCAA Div.I teams. Jones joined the Falcons after completing four seasons at the helm of the NCAA DII Florida Southern program in Lakeland, Florida. Over the course of her four-year career at Florida Southern Jones saw both successes on the field and in the classroom.
Since 2017 Coach Brittany has worked with our academy at various camps and clinics and we consider her an irreplaceable asset for everything she brings to the field.
COACH TRAVIS ROVILLO
Coach Travis is also a resident coach when it comes down to our quality goalkeeper camps. Travis at this time is the Assistant and Goalkeeper Coach for the Daytona State Falcons men’s soccer team. Coach Travis has coached many different Field players and goalkeepers alike that have achieved All-Region honors and now play either in the NCAA Div. I or professionally. Rovillo helped produce 2 first Team All-Americans, 2 First Team All-Conference, and 3 Second Team All-Conference players. So, if you’re a soccer player that would like to take a shot at college soccer come train with coach Travis this December!