Sixteen goalkeepers ranging in age from 14-18 have been called up for a special four-day Women’s Youth National Team Goalkeeper Camp being held from Dec. 14-17 at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.
This is the second camp of this kind held by the U.S. Soccer women’s technical staff with the goal of bringing in a larger group of goalkeepers from the Under-20 and Under-17 levels to evaluate the technical, biomechanical, psychological, social and physical attributes for long-term development of the top goalkeepers in the Youth National Team player pools. Six of the goalkeepers are in college with the other 10 are playing for youth clubs across the country.
Long-time U.S. Soccer goalkeeper coach Phil Wheddon will head up the camp that will also be attended by U.S. Soccer Women’s Technical Director April Heinrichs, U-20 Women’s National Team head coach Michelle French, U-17 Women’s National Team head coach B.J. Snow and three goalkeeper coaches who have all worked extensively with the USA’s youth teams: Graeme Abel, Phil Poole and Siri Mullinix.
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