Indoor Preseason Training

Welcome to The
Richmond Goalkeeping Academy

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Where we are developing Elite Goalkeepers and Leaders on and off the field.

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Getting started with rga

Welcome to RGA! We look forward to meeting you.
Below is all the information you need to get started training with us.

Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns!


Call or Text Us: 804-938-5138
Email: info@richmondgoalkeepingacademy.com
Website: www.richmondgoalkeepingacademy.com

Meet some of our staff

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Coach Amanda

Founder and Head GK Coach

Coach Mario headshot

Coach Mario

RGA Coaching Intern & Volunteer Coach

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Coach Melissa

Assistant Director of Coaching and Virtual Training

REGULAR Training Opportunities and Pricing

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Individual 1on1s

1 hour individual session with one of our Professional Goalkeeper Coaches. $75 per/hr.

*First session is 1 hr and 15 minutes for pre-session paperwork.

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Semi-Private Training

2-3 GKs Max per session. GKs are separated by age group and skill level. 1 GK: $75 p/hr, 2 GKs: $65 p/hr (per gk), 3 GKs: $55 p/hr (per gk)

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Preseason Group Training

Price varies based on attendance and pre-registration. Offered in Summer and Winter ONLY.

Learn more and Register
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What to expect at your first session

Here is what to expect at your first training session. Upon arrival we will take a few minutes to get to know you and have you fill out a couple of liability forms.

Your first session is a training and evaluation session. We will be reviewing and running you or your goalkeeper through multiple foundational based technical and game like drills. This gives our staff an opportunity to assess where you are in your development as a goalkeeper. We try not to correct more than 2-3 areas of focus so that you or your goalkeeper are not overwhelmed.

This session will be hard but you will learn a lot! And it will give our staff a baseline of what you know and what you need to improve on. After the session we will notate your account and create a plan with our staff to help you develop. We may also recommend a specific training group that you would be a good fit for based on your age and skill level.

In addition you will be emailed an online form for you or your goalkeeper to complete. We ask that this is completed by the Goalkeepers and NOT the Parents. Parents may assist younger GKs if needed. This form includes questions about your goals and strengths/weaknesses, etc. We want to mentor you and help you reach your goals. We will schedule a 30-minute follow-up Zoom meeting to go over your goals and help you plan your training development pathway with RGA.

BOOKING YOUR SESSION

Book your first session

Ready to book your first session? Click the link to book now.

To book Group and Semi-Private sessions Select CLASSES.

To book 1on1 Individual sessions Select SERVICES.

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Additional training opportunities

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Upcoming Camps

We offer multiple Elite Goalkeeper Camps throughout the year. Click below for more information.

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Virtual

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VIRTUAL 
TRAINING

From online classroom sessions, film review, virtual Mentorship with Pros, informative Parent and GK webinars, and much, much more! Click below to see our upcoming classes and virtual training packages.

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WHich Training Group is best for you?

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RGA Training Groups Defined:

Elite Select (U15-U19)- INVITE ONLY or Current ECNL, Girl's Academy, MLS Next Academy GKS.

Elite (U16 -U19)-Current RGA Elites, Elite Travel Players OR placed by RGA staff in grouping.


Advanced (U15 - U19)-GKs with less than 2 years experience, not currently on an Elite Travel team, and/or recreation player OR placed by RGA staff in grouping.

Jr Elites (U12 - U14)-  Current RGA Jr Elites, ECNL, Girl's Academy, MLS Next Academy and Elite Travel Players, OR placed by RGA staff in grouping.

Jrs (U9 - U11) -GKs with less than 2 years experience and/or youth travel GK in U9-U11 age groups, OR placed by RGA staff in grouping.

Need a tutorial on how to use our booking system?

Click the button below for a tutorial and step-by-step directions.

Online Booking Tutorial

Training location

Fields
Locations

Our Primary Training Facility in Richmond:

Washington & Henry Elementary:
9025 Washington Henry Drive
Mechanicsville, VA 23116

**Turn onto Mann Rd (runs next to school) and park in Bus Loop.

VA Beach Goalkeepers:
Check with our Staff for your training location. Subject to change due to field availability.

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Training requirements

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TRAINING GEAR
REQUIREMENT

We require that all goalkeepers purchase a training top by their 2nd training session. This is the required uniform at RGA. Goalkeepers are required to wear this to each training session.

You may either purchase a training t-shirt OR long sleeve. Purchasing both is not required. You are only required to have one training top. Click below to purchase your training top.


IMPORTANT! If you want to pick up your shirt at the field select PICK-UP not shipping.

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WHAT TO BRING 

Please bring plenty of water, your soccer ball,  Goalkeeper Gloves, cleats, shin guards
(not a  requirement unless contact play is occurring), a  snack, electrolytes,
long sleeve training jersey (for  diving).

Read what Rga gks, parents and pros are saying about rga

Testimonials

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Perfect for those searching for leadership tips, advice, encouragement and some great struggle to victory stories shared by Pros! Great for parents, players, coaches, and leadership enthusiasts!

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COVID -19 PROTOCOL

Masks are REQUIRED to be worn by ALL spectators and players upon walking up to training sessions and camps. Players and Staff may remove their masks during PLAY and/or TRAINING.
All staff, players, and parents need to socially distance from at a minimum of 6 ft. Hand sanitizer stations will be available at the field.

DO NOT attend and Contact our Staff IF:
You are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms including a fever of 100.4 or greater, have been exposed to COVID-19 positive family, friends, etc, or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or you or your family members have tested positive within the last 14 days of the event.

If you have tested positive, been exposed to a COVID-19 positive individual, or are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms:

PLEASE DO NOT COME TO TRAINING OR RGA EVENTS. We ask that you do not attend any training, camps, or events for 14-days to ensure that you do not risk others contracting COVID-19.

Online Booking Tutorial

How to book a session

See Quick 2-minute Video Tutorial below OR follow the steps below:

1. Select the Service Provider (Coach)
2. Select Services (for 1on1 Training) or Classes (for Semi-Private and/or Group Training)
3. Select a Date and Time
4. Create an account or log in. (Please include your Goalkeeper's Name, Phone number, Address, etc)
5. Book for the Goalkeeper (not the Parent)
6. Click BOOK NOW
**As a reminder Payment is not accepted online. You can pay at the time of the session OR we can invoice you and you can pay online.

To Modify or Change Appointment you will log back in, click VAGARO ("V") Logo in top left corner, select appointments, click RESCHEDULE or to CANCEL select More->Cancel Appointment.

WELCOME TO THE
RICHMOND GOALKEEPING ACADEMY

Where we are developing Elite Goalkeepers and Leaders on and off the field.

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Welcome to RGA!

We're professional goalkeeping coaches for beginners on up to Pro. We help both our goalkeepers and parents navigate their player development, pathway to college, and beyond.

We look forward to meeting you.
Below is all the information you need to get started training with us.

Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns!

Call or Text Us:
804-938-5138

Email: info@richmondgoalkeepingacademy.com
Website: www.richmondgoalkeepingacademy.com

Our Staff

Coach Amanda headshot

Coach Amanda

Founder and Head GK Coach

Coach Mario headshot

Coach Mario

RGA Coaching Intern & Volunteer Coach

Coach Melissa photo

Coach Melissa

Assistant Director of Coaching and Virtual Training

Regular Training

Goalkeeper in training, focused on a caught soccer ball.

Individual 1on1s

1 hour individual session with one of our Professional Goalkeeper Coaches. $75 per/hr.

*First session is 1 hr and 15 minutes for pre-session paperwork.

Two goalkeepers indoors in training

Semi-Private Training

2-3 GKs Max per session. GKs are separated by age group and skill level. 1 GK: $75 p/hr, 2 GKs: $65 p/hr (per gk), 3 GKs: $55 p/hr (per gk)

Preseason Group Training photo

Preseason Group Training

Price varies based on attendance and pre-registration. Offered in Summer and Winter ONLY.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR FIRST SESSION

Upon arrival we will take a few minutes to get to know you and have you fill out a couple of liability forms.

Your first session is a training and evaluation session. We will be reviewing and running you or your goalkeeper through multiple foundational based technical and game like drills. This gives our staff an opportunity to assess where you are in your development as a goalkeeper. We try not to correct more than 2-3 areas of focus so that you or your goalkeeper are not overwhelmed.

This session will be hard but you will learn a lot! And it will give our staff a baseline of what you know and what you need to improve on. After the session we will notate your account and create a plan with our staff to help you develop. We may also recommend a specific training group that you would be a good fit for based on your age and skill level.

In addition you will be emailed an online form for you or your goalkeeper to complete. We ask that this is completed by the Goalkeepers and NOT the Parents. Parents may assist younger GKs if needed. This form includes questions about your goals and strengths/weaknesses, etc.

We want to mentor you and help you reach your goals. We will schedule a 30-minute follow-up Zoom meeting to go over your goals and help you plan your training development pathway with RGA.

Additional Training opportunities

Summer Goalkeeping Camp photo
Summer Mentorship with Pros Webcast series photo.
Don't know which training is best for you? Click here.

Locations, Requirements, and what to Bring

Our Primary Training Facility in Richmond:
Washington & Henry Elementary:
9025 Washington Henry Drive
Mechanicsville, VA 23116‍

VA Beach Goalkeepers:
Check with our Staff for your training location. Subject to change due to field availability.

Birdseye view of Washington & Henry Elementary school with large green field in the background; where we train.
Goalkeeper in training with soccer ball, RGA Training Top, and Goalkeepers Gloves.

We require that all goalkeepers purchase a training top by their 2nd training session. This is the required uniform at RGA. Goalkeepers are required to wear this to each training session.

You may either purchase a training t-shirt OR long sleeve. Purchasing both is not required. You are only required to have one training top. Click below to purchase your training top.

click here to shop gear

Please bring plenty of water, your soccer ball,  Goalkeeper Gloves, cleats, shin guards (not a  requirement unless contact play is occurring), a  snack, electrolytes,
long sleeve training jersey (for  diving).

Photo of soccer balls and water

Testimonials

She is personally invested in each and every one of her goalkeepers. Because of that I personally endorse Amanda and the Richmond Goalkeeping Academy.

—  Jon Busch, Retired 21-Year MLS Pro Goalkeeper, Former USMNT GK, and USMNT/USYNT GK Coach

Retired 21-Year MLS Pro Goalkeeper, Former USMNT GK, and USMNT/USYNT GK Coach Jon Busch

Amanda's Passion, high energy and desire to elevate the skill level of her GK students is unmatched. My daughter had been to three other GK coaches with minimal results.

—  Bruce Peck (father of Devon Peck, William & Mary Women's Soccer D1 Program goalkeeper)

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Living in VA Beach, we always try to book a session when she's in town. Our daughter has the best time and is always learning something new. Highly recommend Coach Amanda and RGA.

—  Maria Billmyre, Mom to Leilani, Beach FC Goalkeeper

Photo of Goalkeeper Maria Billmyre

I've seen some incredible growth and confidence come out of kids through her mentorship/coaching/and influence. She attracts high achievers, goal-oriented, and morally driven people.

— Samantha Leshnak Murphy, Current North Carolina Courage Professional NWSL Goalkeeper, Former NCAA Division 1 UNC Chapel Hill and U20 USWNT Goalkeeper

Current North Carolina Courage Professional NWSL Goalkeeper, Former NCAA Division 1 UNC Chapel Hill and U20 USWNT Goalkeeper, Samantha Leshnak Murphy

She continues to partner with elite soccer talent to expose young athletes to a wide variety of training, experience and leadership. Don't go anywhere else for your keeper!

—  Robin Magrisi, Mom of Morgan Magrisi (Current D1 VMI Goalkeeper)

Goalkeeper on the field surveilling the field by the looks of it

COVID Protocols

Masks are REQUIRED to be worn by ALL spectators and players upon walking up to training sessions and camps. Players and Staff may remove their masks during PLAY and/or TRAINING.

All staff, players, and parents need to socially distance from at a minimum of 6 ft. Hand sanitizer stations will be available at the field.

DO NOT attend and Contact our Staff IF:
You are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms including a fever of 100.4 or greater, have been exposed to COVID-19 positive family, friends, etc, or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or you or your family members have tested positive within the last 14 days of the event.

If you have tested positive, been exposed to a COVID-19 positive individual, or are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms:

PLEASE DO NOT COME TO TRAINING OR RGA EVENTS. We ask that you do not attend any training, camps, or events for 14-days to ensure that you do not risk others contracting COVID-19.

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Motivation, stories, and resources for parents!

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We showcase our journey, provide coaching and intern tips, advice and more!

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Highlights and conversations about our journeys.

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We talk about the struggles, the victories, leadership lessons and mental toughness.