Goalkeeper Academy


Paul O’Connor

Meet The Trainer

Runs: POGA Goalkeeping

Born: in Easington, County Durham, England

Played professionally: for Leicester City, Hartlepool United, Blyth Spartans, and Bedlington Terriers

Coached: at all levels in MN Soccer

  • MN Thunder Goalkeeper Coach
  • MNUFC Goalkeeper Coach
  • Hamline University Men’s Soccer and Macalester College Men’s Soccer
  • Benilde-St-Margaret, Bloomington Jefferson High School, Edina High School, Hopkins High School
  • Maplebrooke Soccer Association
  • With EPSC since 2018 as Goalkeeper Trainer


  • National Youth License, National C License, National B License
  • Goalkeeper National Diploma (Distinguished Pass), Goalkeeper Advanced National Certificate.


Fall 2020 GKA


Day: Saturday

Time: 9-10:15am

Location: Flying Cloud #13

Dates: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24

Signup:  Click Here for link to Signup Genius

  • Don’t forget to visit our GKA website page for more details – Click Here
  • NOTE: Goalkeeper Activities are FREE OF CHARGE.
  • All levels welcome!
  • IMPORTANT: You must signup for 1 of the 12 slots in Signup Genius in order to be able to train.


  • Must be on an team at EPSC
  • Goalkeeper Training in the Fall will be for 11U-14U players only.


Winter 1 – GKA 11-19U


NPL GKs = Part of fees

TCSL GKs = Optional – Click Here to Register – $95

AgesDaysTimesLocationDatesNo Training
11U-14UThursdays6-7pmEPHS Dome11/12 - 12/1711/26
11U-14USaturdays245-4pmEPHS Dome11/7 - 12/1911/28
15U-19UThursdays715-230pmEPHS Dome11/12 - 12/1711/26
15U-19USaturdays430-550pmEPHS Dome11/7 - 12/1911/28

Winter 2 – GKA 11U-19U


NPL GKs = Part of fees

TCSL GKs = Optional – Click Here to Register – $125

AgesDatesTimesLocationDatesNo Training
11U-14UWednesdays610-710pmEPHS Dome1/20 -3/23N/A
11U-14USundays6-725pmEPHS Dome1/24 - 3/212/7 (SuperBowl)
15U-19UWednesdays720-830pmEPHS Dome1/20 - 3/23N/A
15U-19USundays740-9pmEPHS Dome1/24 - 3/212/7 (SuperBowl)