August 2019
For more than 25 years, the Dynamos Select Club has provided regular training and support for goalkeepers. Here are training schedules and helpful information for and about the club’s ever-active corps of boys and girls who serve in this important role. Contributions of news and photos by coaches, players and/or parents are welcome and may be emailed to for use in KeeperTalk.

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***Annual Goalkeeper Camp August 14-16, 5-8pm at Dyess Park, with Brandon Renken and Roland Sikinger.
***Regular weekly goalkeeper training begins Aug. 19 at Dyess Park as follows:
Mondays—U10/11/12, 5:30-6:45pm
Mondays—U13/14/15, 6:45-8pm
Thursdays—U13, 14, 15 and older,5:30-6:45pm

Assisting Roland Sikinger with the development of Dynamos goalkeepers, and also the Future Stars, this fall will be Ryan Hammond, formerly with the Dallas Texans. Roli and Ryan have worked together previously at the Aggies Soccer Camp in Bryan, where Ryan resides. Welcome, Ryan!

There’s still time (but not much—the registration deadline is Aug. 9) to sign up for the annual Keeper Club Goalkeeper Camp Aug 14-16, 5-8pm each day, at Dyess Park. For girls and boys nine to 18 years old, this is a golden opportunity to work with experienced goalkeeper instructors Brandon Renken and Roland Sikinger in a nine-hour program that offers topflight skill work and keeper fun. Brandon is an “original Dynamos player” who dove in the Matzke Soccer Complex dirt when our club began in 1991, now as an established Houston attorney, returns virtually every year since graduating after a four-year career at Harvard University to lend his experience and expertise. Roland, currently the Youth Development Director for the Dynamos, is a former professional and U. S. Olympic goalkeeper, who oversees the year-round training for the club’s goalkeepers and Future Stars Program. In addition to quality instruction, the camp features an official camp t-shirt, daily prizes, end-of-camp pizza party, and lots of fun. The fee is $175 ($50 discount for Keeper Club members).
Dynamos Summer Camps at Dyess Park 2019
Select Camp, Aug.5-9; 10am-noon, 5-8pm
Future Stars Camp, Aug 12-16, 6-8pm
Goalkeeper Camp, Aug. 14-16, 5-8pm

2011--With Dynamos’ alumnus Troi Jorgensen in goal, Swedish women’s team Stuvsta lost its second game of the season, to Tyreso, but in the third game bounced back with a 6-0 romp over Telge (no, not the Telge that bisects Grant road near Dyess!). St. Edward’s University alumnus Troi is helping train goalkeepers during her stint in Sweden.
2014--Navy Lt. Carolyn Kenaley, who played at Virginia Military Institute as a midfielder but was once a Keeper Club member, earned her wings as a fighter pilot in April.

Nick Rimando made his 500th regular season Major League Soccer appearance in Real Salt Lake’s to the San Jose Earthquakes—what an achievement!. . .Patty Hayes, longtime goalkeeper (and field player) for the Challengers in the Houston Women’s Soccer League passed away Thurs., Aug. 1, due to cancer. . .Recovering from a leg injury suffered during her U16 Dynamos Gold’s final game in the national playoffs in Colorado, Samantha will serve as an assistant for the three-day Goalkeeper Camp at Dyess Park Aug. 14-16. . .Dyess Park has a fresh green look for post-summer returnees. Improvements include new fencing at the front of the park and new lighting at the back. . .Forty-two boys and girls participated in a Fitness Camp earlier during July and Director Mark Hunter reported they did “fantastically well” in the “incredibly hot” circumstances. No small feat, that. Turned out the mile run actually was 1.7 miles according to Kayla Delaney’s Fitbit watch, Johnny Klander led a 30-minute killer session, followed by nine 70’s! The reward for their hard work?: 20 minutes of free play to close the session. Thanks to Mark Hunter's fitness staff of trainers Stephen Gonzalez and Jessie Alfaro, and assistants Kylie Austin, Jade Dewbre, Michelle MacIntyre, and Cameron Townes. . .If you have items or photos for KeeperTalk, please email to

“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.”—Fred Rogers

Since we can never get enough training on distribution, keepers need to get to their team training sessions 15 minutes early or stay late to practice throwing, punting, and taking goal kicks. On goal kicks we like younger keepers to strike the ball with their laces as hard as they can into open space downfield. We want the ball to go high and wide, so that in case of a miscue there isn't an immediate counterattack from close range. Most keepers do not take a wide enough approach to the ball to allow their foot to get underneath it. Giving yourself a wide approach to the ball will open your hips, and generate a larger pendulum swing through the ball. It's all about leg speed. Momentum is everything!.—Roland Sikinger, reprinted from previous issues

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