Written and edited by Jim Walker
 March 2014
A publication of Keeper! Club
Written and edited by Jim Walker
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The Keeper Club provides a support system that assists boys and girls in reaching their highest potential as goalkeepers by learning the basics of catching, diving, cutting the angle, starting the attack and gaining confidence at the position. This training environment challenges young goalkeepers to technical and tactical improvement.  
The Schedule
Mondays: Senior Keepers at 5:30pm; Junior Keepers at 6:45pm
Thursdays: Senior Keepers at 8pm
Training at DyessPark in February:  
 3-Senior keepers, 5:30pm; Junior keepers, 6:45pm
 6-Seniors, 8pm
10-Seniors 5:30pm; Juniors, 6:45pm
13-Seniors 8pm
17-Seniors, 5:30pm; Juniors 6:45pm
20-Seniors, 8pm
24-Seniors, 5:30pm; Juniors, 6:45pm
27-Seniors, 8pm
31-Seniors, 5:30pm; Juniors, 6:45pm
Membership fees
Senior keepers (experienced keepers 10 years and older)--$50 through May 23;
Junior keepers (beginners 10 years and younger--$25 through May 23
To join, send a check payable to “Keeper Club” to Dynamos’ Keeper Club, Attn: Loree, 10924 Grant Road #224, HoustonTX77070.
If you have questions, email jwalker332@aol.comor call 281-217-1612
It was a new experience, conducting the BYOK (Bring Your Own Keeper) Workshop indoors, but it worked very well, thank you very much. Moderator Jim Walker met with eight young goalkeepers and their parents at the COTO Sports facility off Tomball Parkway for the clinic designed to help parents and coaches better prepare their keepers for games and to introduce training techniques to them. The Cy-Fair game schedule kept attendance down, but the smaller numbers worked well with the curriculum and environment, including a carpeted field and smaller-sized goal. Goalkeepers attending were Jacob Johnson, Samantha Nichols, Juliette Cody, Raiden King, Emily Riley, Hailey Nguyen, Krysten Rhodes and Christopher Crosswell.  
"Because this day is worth remembering, tune in April 11 to see how I did on the 6000th Wheel of Fortune show!" That's the invitation from former Dynamos goalkeeper Shelby Edmiston, now a student at Texas A&M, who will appear as a contestant on Wheel of Fortune on April 11. Shelby already has spent time in Hollywood taping her appearance, and mum’s the word on the outcome until the viewing. Shelby's mom Carol did share this: "We had a great trip! It was amazing that Shelby was chosen. It has been one of the family's favorite shows to watch together. Shelby's show will be very entertaining. . .it is interesting and a shocker!"
Shelby at the Wheel of Fortune Board
From time to time, Keeper! runs a multiple-choice questionnaire to find out how much Keeper Club members know about Cy-Fair soccer. Only one answer is correct, but be careful. If you’re not sure of your answers, check bottom of the column. Also, check The Buzz for an opportunity to win a $25 gift card by providing the answer to one of these questions!
1. What is the name of Cy-Fair soccer’s Select teams?
a) Dynamite; b) Dynaflow; c) Dynamics; d) Dynamos.
2. Soccer players are required to wear shin guards for:
a) grocery shopping; b) car wash fund-raisers; c) school assemblies; d) games and training
3. Goalkeepers must wear:
a) helmet; b) perfume; c) different colored jersey from teammates; d) high-heeled shoes
4. Roly the Goalie is:
a) Tally Hall; b) Aaron Austin; c) Roland Sikinger; d) Raul Rosas
5. Jim Walker is:
a) an exercise machine; b) Keeper Club custodian; c) Tennessee walking horse; d) night watchman for Cy-Fair ISD gymnasium.
6. Tough one! Before changing its name Cy-Fair Youth Soccer Club was known as:
a) Kickers United; b) Matzke Maulers; c) West Soccer Club; d) Jones Road Footballers.
7. Official name for the Keeper Club’s Christmas party gift exchange is
a) Kool Kangaroo; b) White Elephant; c) Krazy Keeper; d) Alarmed Armadillo.
8. To warm up before a game, a keeper should first:
a) use jumper cables; b) kick ten balls as hard as they can; c) buy hotchocolate at the concession stand; d) jog and stretch
9. When facing a penalty kick, a keeper should first:
a) call Roly the Goalie on your cell phone for tips; b) ask the referee if you can go to the rest room; c) believe in yourself; d) all of the above.
10. Why are there 15 in a keeper’s dozen?
a) 13 was taken (baker’s dozen); b) Coach Walker can’t count; c) keepers are special; d) nobody knows
Tim Howard and Brad Guzan left no doubt why they're at the top of the U. S. men’s national team goalkeeping pool with solid performances in losing efforts. The Premier League keepers both suffered 1-0 losses last weekend, but also were superb in keeping their teams in the games. Howard has seven saves in a game decided in stoppage time in Everton’s loss to Chelsea at StamfordBridge. John Terry scored Chelsea's winner in the 93rd minute. Everton is seventh in the Premier League, tied on points with sixth-place Manchester United. Chelsea remains top of the Premier League with a one-point lead over Arsenal. Guzan fell victim to a stoppage-time goal in Aston Villa's loss to Newcastle United on Sunday. Loic Remy scored in the 92nd minute at St James' Park. Guzan had four saves. —U. S. Soccer Players Newsletter
Mia Posey has finished her first season of school basketball and is turning full attention to her Dynamos team and keeper training. . .Aly Crouch is learning to “fly” as a goalkeeper, at the same time one of the fliers on her school track team. . .Steven Franke’s high performances in keeper training were temporarily stalled by a broken arm, but reports that he now is in an arm brace and starting six weeks of physical therapy this week and plans his return in four-to-six weeks. Admitting he is “bored,” Steven knows he will need patience to realize full recovery. . .Intending to bolster their goalkeeping corps, the Houston Dynamo selected Austin native Michael Lisch, who played three seasons at Wake Forest and one at New Mexico in the third round of the Major League Soccer SuperDraft. . .The number one goalkeeper for Brazil, the team most favored to take home the World Cup trophy this summer is coming to play in Major League Soccer. It’s Julio Cesar, who will join Toronto FC on loan from Queens Park Rangers, where he’s been stuck on the bench in a World Cup year. He needs playing time and since his salary is prohibitive for clubs in Brazil, Toronto FC benefits. . .To enter your name in the March drawing for a $25 gift card, complete this sentence: “Before changing its name, the Cy-Fair Youth Soccer Club was known as the . . .?? The answer is elsewhere in this newsletter. Email the answer before March 31 to jwalker332@aol.comand the winner will be announced at the end of March . . . Goalkeepers, coaches, and parents are urged to share photos and items of interest for use in Keeper! and KeeperTalk--Simply email to jwalker332@aol.com.
Goalkeepers who attended Keeper Club training sessions in February:
 3—Ansley Blake, Aly Crouch, Ethan Rimbey; Junior Keepers—Claire Juenke, Georgia Williams, Grace Seloover, Carl Hallgren, Cassidy Graham, David Graham
 6—Nasty Day
10—Aly Crouch, Isobel Herrod, Ian Herrod; Junior Keepers—Megan McAfee, Carl Hallgren, Georgia Williams, Grace Seloover
13—Payton Salinas, Marissa Mills, Samantha Adrianson, Sam Dominguez, Raul Rosas, Ethan Urrutia, Ashlyn Brewer17—Ansley Blake, Raul Rosas, Ethan Rimbey, Aly Crouch, Payton Salinas, Aaron Austin, Ashlyn Brewer, Mia Posey, Ian Herrod, David Graham, Zachary Cannon; Junior Keepers: Cassidy Graham, Maison Bell, Georgia Williams, Carl Hallgren, Austin Ackerman, Megan McAfee, Elizabeth Corken, Kate Silveira, Charles DeLancey, Izzy Tullier, Claire Juenke, Samantha Adrianson,
20—Saddest words of all—DyessPark closed, soggy fields
23 (Bring Your Own Keeper Workshop)—Jacob Johnson, Samantha Nichols, Juliette Cody, Raiden King, Emily Riley, Hailey Nguyen, Krysten Rhodes, Christopher Crosswell. Assisting: Kacie Paine
24—Aaron Austin, Michaelyn Wilkinson, Ashlyn Brewer, Mia Posey, Aly Crouch, Isobel Herrod, Ian Herrod, David Graham, Payton Salinas, Samantha Adrianson, Raul Rosas; Junior Keepers, Megan McAfee, Elizabeth Corken, Kate Silveira, Austin Ackerman, Zachary Cannon, Samantha Nichols, Claire Juenke, Carl Hallgren, Maison Bell, Izzy Tullier, Jacob Johnson
27-Sam Dominquez, Ethan Urrutia, Samantha Adrianson, Marissa Mills and Kodi Garcia.
“Failure is the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”—Henry Ford, a keeper of goals who helped build the automobile industry
“Give your stress wings, and let it fly away”—Terri Guillemets
Plan for success. Be on time for training and games, with proper footwear, soccer ball, and water; shin guards on, socks pulled up, shirt tucked in and shoes cleaned and shined. Carry a positive attitude, make sure you are optimistic and eager to help bring out the best in your teammates. Don’t blame others, but take responsibility for your mistakes; give your best every moment.
Answers to Puzzler:
 1)d; 2) d; 3) c; 4: c; 5) b; 6) c; 7) c; 8) d; 9) c; 10) c.  

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