Written and edited by Jim Walker
May 2015
A publication of the Keeper! Club
Written and edited by Jim Walker                  
Please note that training will run until late May
Junior Keepers (10 years and younger)--Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm 
Intermediates (11-13 years old)--Mondays, 6:30-7:45pm
Seniors (14 years and older)--Thursdays, 8pm
The Schedule
 4—Junior Keepers, 5:30pm; Intermediates 6:30pm
 7--High school keepers, 8pm
11--Junior keepers, 5:30pm; Intermediates, 6:30pm
14--High school keepers, 8pm
18--Junior keepers,5:30pm; Intermediates, 6:30pm
21--High school keepers, 8pm
25—No training, Memorial Day
26—Makeup for Junior Keepers (5:30pm) and Intermediates (6:30pm)
28—High school keepers, 8pm
Regular training begins again in August
If you have questions, email jwalker@dynamossoccer.com or call 281-217-1612
Dynamos Select Tryouts
Keepers, if you are planning to try out for Dynamos Select teams (schedule and age brackets shown below), be sure to designate that you are a goalkeeper when you check in and you will be evaluated at that position. If you are both a field player and keeper, let the trainers know at each session that you would also like to be evaluated as a field player. The tryouts are fun and free. Relax and have a good time playing and your abilities will show through much better than if you put pressure on yourself. Check elsewhere on the Dynamos website (www.dynamossoccer.com) for details about registering for tryouts.
Here’s the May-June schedule for tryouts at Dyess Park:

Age Group       Birthdate        Date          Time
U11 boys & girls 8/1/04-7/31/05    Mon., May 11    5:30pm-7:00pm
                                            Wed., May 13   5:30pm-7:00pm
U12 boys & girls 8/1/03-7/31/04    Mon., May 11    7:00pm-8:30pm
                                            Wed., May 13   7:00pm-8:30pm
U13 boys & girls 8/1/02-7/31/03    Tues., May 12    5:30pm-7:00pm
                                            Thurs., May 14   5:30pm-7:00pm
U14 boys & girls 8/1/02-7/31/02    Mon., June 1     5:30pm-7:00pm
                                            Wed., June 3    5:30pm-7:00pm
U15 boys & girls 8/1/00-7/31/01    Mon., June 1     7:00pm-8:30pm
                                            Wed., June 3    7:00pm-8:30pm
U16 boys & girls 8/1/99-7/3100     Tues., June 2     5:30pm-7:00pm
                                            Thurs., June 4   5:30pm-7:00pm
U17 boys & girls 8/1/98-7/31/99    Tues., June 2    5:30pm-7:00pm
                                            Thurs., June 4   5:30pm-7:00pm
U18 boys & girls 8/1/97-7/31/98    Tues., June 2    7:00pm-8:30pm
                                            Thurs., June 4   7:00pm-8:30pm

Keeper Camp
Goalkeepers who sign up and pay for the Dynamos’ Select Camp August 17-21 can attend free the three-day Goalkeeper Camp August 20-22, missing only two sessions of Select Camp! It’s the perfect place to get ready for 2015-16. 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. 10-14, 6-8pm, registration deadline Aug. 7 Fee: $125
SELECT Camp--Aug. 17-21, 10am-noon; 5-8pm deadline Aug. 14   Fee: $225
Goalkeeper Camp--Aug. 20-22, Thurs-Fri 5-8pm; Sat. 9am-noon (lunch at end of camp) deadline Aug. 14  Fee: $125 
**(For goalkeepers who attend Select Camp, there is no charge for the nine-hour GK Camp)
The Keeper Club's annual Summer Conditioning and Technical Program for goalkeepers preparing for high school and college soccer begins June 9 (week after U14-U18 tryouts) and continues at Dyess Park on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings (6pm-7:15pm) through August 13 (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 again will 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 $100 for the entire summer program. Cost for non-Dynamos or CFYSC players is $150. A limited number of field players and underage goalkeepers will be accepted for this summer's program. There will be a registration form available online. For more information, email jwalker332@aol.com or call 281-217-1612.  
Overheard at Training
Keeper One (complaining): "Keeper Three told me that you told her the secret I told you not to tell her."
Keeper Two (hurt tone): "Well, I told her not to tell you I told her."
Keeper One (sighing): ""Well, don't tell her I told you that she told me."
Roli the Goalie reported to Coach Jim that his Thursday group of Steven Franke, Ethan Urrutia, Sam Dominguez, Kaylee Barrett and Payton Salinas had "worked on diving headers for when they have to make a play outside the box." Then he added: "Next week will be scorpion kicks."  Recalling the image of Columbian goalkeeper Rene Hiquita's incredibly-acrobatic clearance of a high shot, along with an image of Coach Roli executing said skill, Coach Jim responded: "Let me know, please, what time you will be demonstrating." Roli's retort: "That's classified!"
Report from the ill and wounded: Samantha Nichols celebrated her birthday in early April with a 101-degree temp, missing several keeper training sessions. Word is that despite being under the weather, she wolfed down her birthday donuts, then was ill for another week. Hard worker Samantha returned to training April 20. . .Another birthday girl, Emma Bell, didn’t reveal to Coach Jim until after training on April 23 that it was her ninth birthday. “Wish I had known,” Coach Jim said to her, “we would have sung to you.” “Oh, no it’s all right,” replied Emma, rolling her eyes, “I already heard plenty of singing today.”. . Ethan Rimbey, an eighth-grader at SalyardsMiddle School, took second place in the high jump in a district track meet, clearing the bar at five feet, nine inches. Winner of the event, reported an observer, was six feet, four inches tal!. . .Steven Franke rarely misses training, so when he does there’s sure to be a good reason. Roli spotted Steven refereeing at Dyess wearing a leg wrap to cover a half-dozen stitches on his shin after a fall from his bike. Cracked Roli: “Never too late for training wheels!” Coach Jim denied he ever told Steven that collapse-diving was just like falling off a bike. Steven has returned to full speed, both running and pedaling. Veteran Steven rolls with the punches with a smile. . .Kaylee Barrett was accorded honorable mention on the all-district team (she also made the all-district academic team) and finished second to former Dynamos keeper Kennedy McGill of Cy-FairHS as the district’s goalkeeper of the year. . .Congratulations to former Keeper Club member and instructor Michael Sicola on his marriage to Sarah Mitchell April 18. And to former Keeper Club member Kerry Pierce on her marriage April 26 to Jeremy Kana. . .Former Junior Keeper Izzy Tullier is playing on the Gold team in a fun rec level league in Stowe, Vermont, and having “lots of fun.”. . .If you have items to share with The Buzz, email jwalker@dynamossoccer.com
Goalkeepers who attended training in April:
 2—Steven Franke
 6—Junior Keepers: Emma Bell, Caitlyn Burrell, Alli Thompson, Daniel Bridges, Zac Cannon, Andy Garcia, Anton Lindstrom-Garza, Anthony Posada, Johan Alvarez, Andrew Nelson, Andy Garcia. Assisting: Krysten Rhodes, Isobel Herrod; Intermediates: Jordan Perek, Krysten Rhodes, Isobel Herrod, Claire Juenke, Ian Herrod, Ethan Rimbey, Luz Lopez. Assisting: Armando Lopez
 9--Ethan Urrutia, Sam Dominguez, Anthony Macotto, Luz Lopez, Kaylee Barrett, Lauren Marder.
13—Donald Duck
16—Daisy Duck
20—Junior Keepers: Anthony Posada, Andrew Nelson, Zac Cannon, Daniel Bridges, Alli Thompson, Emma Bell, Cole Nelson; Intermediates: Autumn Driskell, Krysten Rhodes, Claire Juenke, Isobel Herrod, Ian Herrod, Jordan Perek, Luz Lopez, Samantha Nichols, Steven Franke. Assisting: Armamdo Lopez
23—Steven Franke, Ethan Urrutia. Sam Dominguez, Kaylee Barrett, Payton Salinas.
27—Junior Keepers: Zac Cannon, Andrew Nelson, Daniel Bridges, Anthony Posada, Alli Thompson, Emma Bell, Anton Lindstrom-Garza, Caitlyn Burrell, Johan Alvarez. Assistants: Krysten Rhodes, Claire Juenke; Intermediates: Krysten Rhodes, Autumn Driskell, Matthew Shaw, Steven Franke, Claire Juenke, Jordan Perek.  
30—Sam Dominguez, Lauren Marder, Kaylee Barrett, Steven Frank, Anthony Macotto
“I truly believe the position of keeper requires more thought then does anything else. I have been accused of trying to intellectualize both soccer and goalkeeping but truth is, the position of keeper is so important and requires so much quick decision-making that I believe it requires someone of extreme intelligence to play it in order to be successful.”—Goalkeeper guru Lawrence Fine
“We work on moving with the ball, and getting set when in danger of a shot. Too many keepers move in the goal in a set position even when there is no danger of a shot. Run naturally in goal when moving. You are not very fast running with your hands in front of you, palms facing forward, in a crouch position.”—Rolie the Goalie
Catching the ball at its highest point requires perfect harmony of eyes (seeing the ball), feet (footwork), legs (takeoff), trunk and arms (stretch) and hands and fingers (contact with the ball). This is why repetition is so important at this stage of development. After learning techniques in Keeper Club sessions, practicing over and over on your own helps bring increased coordination to subsequent sessions, where the trainer can provide tips, cues, directions, and corrections to bring your timing to its fullest development.--Jim Walker

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