Written and edited by Jim Walker
June 2014
A publication of the Keeper! Club
Written and edited by Jim Walker
**There will be NO regular keeper training in June or July.
**Fitness and Technical Program begins Tues., June 10 (through Aug. 7)
**Goalkeeper Camp is August 14-16.
 For more information, email JWalker332@aol.com or phone 281-217-1612.
Dynamos Select
Open and free tryouts for under-14-U18 Dynamos Select teams will be held at DyessPark June 2-5. Goalkeeper candidates are required to register online at www.dynamossoccer.com, and requested to bring gloves, a ball, comfortable soccer shoes, shin guards, water, and report early. For additional information or answers to your questions, check out this website or email Olivier Finidori at dynamo14@dynamossoccer.com.
Here’s the schedule:
U14 boys and girls (8/1/00-7/31/01) Mon., June 2 and Wed., June 4, 5:30pm-7pm
U15 boys and girls (8/1/99-7/31/00) Mon., June 2 and Wed., June 4, 5:30pm-7pm
U16 boys and girls (8/1/98-7/31/99) Tues., June 3 and Thurs., June 5, 5:30-7pm
U17 boys and girls (8/1/97-7/31/99) Tues., June 3 and Thurs., June 5, 7pm-8:30pm
U18 boys and girls (8/1/96-7/31/97) Tues., June 3 and Thurs., June 5, 7pm-8:30pm
The Keeper Club's annual Summer Fitness and Technical Program for goalkeepers preparing for high school and college soccer begins June 10 (week after U14-18 tryouts) and continues at Dyess Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays (6pm-7:15pm) through August 7 (week before Select Camp). This is a progressive curriculum for boys and girls 14 years and older focusing on the demanding "keeper work" that will help keepers compete at a higher level. Jim Walker will again direct the program and guest trainers will be invited to handle special assignments. For Dynamos and Cy-Fair Youth Soccer Club members, the fee is $75 for the entire summer program. Cost for non-Dynamos or CFYSC players is $100. A limited number of field players and underage goalkeepers will be accepted for this summer's program. There is a mail-in registration form available online. For more information, email  jwalker332@aol.com or call 281-217-1612.
Goalkeepers who sign up and pay for the Dynamos’ Select Camp August 11-15 will be able to attend free the three-day Goalkeeper Camp August 14-16, missing only two sessions of Select Camp! It’s the perfect place to get ready for 2014-2015. The Dynamos camp program, featuring Dynamos staff and guest coaches, welcomes all ages to DyessPark for training and fun. Registration is available online. For further information about the Goalkeeper Camp , email jwalker@dynamossoccer.com or call 281-217-1612; for all camps contact dynamo14@sbcglobal.net or call 713-304-5060. Here’s the summer camp schedule:
FUNdamental Camp--Aug. 4-8, 5-8pm, registration deadline Aug. 1
SELECT Camp--Aug. 11-15, 10am-noon; 5-8pm deadline Aug. 8
Goalkeeper Camp--Aug. 14-16, Thurs-Fri 5-8pm; Sat. 9am-noon deadline Aug. 8
**(For goalkeepers who attend Select Camp, there is no charge for the nine-hour GK Camp)
May 8--Lots of stupid keeper tricks, hand-to-ball stuff. Went through the foundations, and then finished with some old school Coach G. and Tony Dicicco. Had them flying over bodies, catching, and placing the ball into my keeper gloves on the ground about five yards away. Kodi decided to walk there instead of flying there. She covered it in two steps. Lots of bumps and bruises and moaning and groaning.
May 19—After oodles of diving on the cold, hard, unrelenting ground of Dyess #2, yielded to pleas for a round of soccer golf since the park was empty. Testing their punting D ‘n A (distance and accuracy), found their distance dynamic, but accuracy atrocious as Ian, Aly, Ansley, Steven and Raul airmailed lots of monstrous shots without proper addresses. Lots of grins on the red faces, however, as they toured the wide-open “golf” course.
Coach Walker, being sociable: “How did you find school today?”
Keeper, being a keeper: “It was easy. I just jumped off the bus and there it was.”
Are there not... two points in the adventure of the diver: One--when a beggar, he prepares to plunge? Two--when a prince, he rises with his pearl? I plunge!--Robert Browning, a nineteenth century poet and playwright. Though presumably not a goalkeeper, Bob obviously knew something about diving.
Current Keeper Club members named to the District 17-5A All-Academic list (soccer players who finished their seasons in good standing with a composite weighted grade-point average of 5.5 or higher for all classes for two identified six weeks that make up the majority of their regular season) were Kacie Paine (Langham Creek HS) and Braden Mann (Cy-Fair). Also honored were former longtime Keeper Clubber Kaitrin Miller (Cy-Falls), along with her teammate Karinna Lara, who with Kaitrin participated in last summer’s goalkeeper fitness and technical program at Dyess Park. . .Dynamos and Keeper Club regular Aly Crouch was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society in early May. . .Two Keeper Club alums—Specialist Jacob Fowler and Captain Mya Morrison—have returned from tours of Afghanistan (Mya had two tours). Mya was recently married and Jacob toured Europe (Paris, Berlin, Prague) and saw much of it by bicycle. . .Isobel Herrod, Keeper Club vet who just joined the Dynamos as a keeper for the U13 Dynamos, is winner of a gift card to Soccer-4-All in the May drawing for her reply of “Tony Meola” to the puzzler “Tell us the name of the U.S. World Cup team’s goalkeeping in the 90s.” To enter your name in the June drawing for a $25 gift card, answer this one: Don’t trust a striker’s ____. (answer is found elsewhere in this newsletter). Email your one-word answer to jwalker@dynamossoccer.com. The prize will be awarded at the end of June. . .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.
Returned to the U. S. after two tours in Afghanistan is former Keeper Club member Capt. Mya Morrison, who has recently married.
U. S. Army Reservist Jacob Fowler, back from his tour in Afghanistan, embarked on a tour of Europe that took him to Paris, Berlin, and Prague, and here showing him on a bicycle tour in Austria.
Goalkeepers who attended Keeper Club training sessions in May:
 1—Kaylee Barrett, Payton Salinas, Marissa Mills, Kodi Garcia, Steven Franke, Raul Rosas, Ethan Urrutia, Sam Dominguez
 5—Morgan Zachos, Aly Crouch, Mia Posey, Autumn Driskell, Samantha Adrianson, Ian Lancaster, Aaron Austin, Ian Herrod, Isobel Herrod, Steven Franke. Junior Keepers—Claire Juenke, Zac Cannon, Cassidy Graham, David Graham, Cole Howard, Samantha Nichols
 8—Kodi Garcia, Steven Franke, Ethan Urrutia, Sam Dominguez
12—Ian Lancaster, Steven Franke, Aaron Austin, Mia Posey, Aly Crouch, Raul Rosas; Junior Keepers—Cole Howard, Amber Zlatich, Claire Juenke
19—Ansley Blake, Aly Crouch, Ian Lancaster, Steven Franke, Raul Rosas
22—Marissa Mills, Ethan Urrutia, and Sammy Dominguez
"I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June."--L. M. Montgomery
For many years, the Keeper Club axiom has been “Just Say No’ to Goals!” Maybe we should change it to “Just Say ‘No!’ to Silly Goals!” As former member Kelsi Gibson once correctly pointed out: giving up goals is a team effort, not solely the responsibility of the keeper. “If a goal is made it is not all your fault,” Kelsi reminded keeper colleagues, “it is your team’s fault, too, and so once it goes in the goal, don’t think about all the balls that have gone in because that will ruin your day.”
Don’t trust the eyes of a striker. The primary focus of a keeper should always be on the ball, not where the opponent is looking. The ball doesn’t lie!

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