The Atlanta United Elite GK Training Center will provide youth players with an opportunity to participate in high level goalkeeper training sessions designed and implemented by members of the Atlanta United coaching staff. 24 of the best young goalkeepers in the area will get to hone their skills with some of the top goalkeeper coaches in the Atlanta area, and participate in training sessions that will challenge their abilities and understanding of the ever-evolving role of the goalkeeper.

Meet the coaches

Aron Hyde is the Head Goalkeeping Coach for the Atlanta United First Team. He has vast experience working at all levels in soccer in America, having previously worked in Youth, College and MLS along with the U.S. Men’s National Team. He spent six seasons as the goalkeeper coach with Chicago Fire, helping develop Atlanta native Sean Johnson. Aron currently holds his USSF A and Goalkeeper Licenses from US Soccer along with his UEFA A coaching badge, one of the highest certificates available.

Liam Curran is the Head Goalkeeping Coach for the Atlanta United Academy. He most recently served as Clemson University Assistant Coach (2012-16). Curran also served as University of Akron Goalkeeper Coach when the Zips won the 2010 NCAA National Championship. Curran has coached and mentored several professional goalkeepers including former Clemson Goalkeepers Andrew Tarbell (San Jose Earthquakes) and Cody Mizell (Charlotte Independence).

The Details

  • WHO: Male Development Academy-age goalkeepers born from 1999-2007
  • WHAT: Atlanta United Elite Goalkeeper Training Sessions
  • WHEN:Friday nights - Aug. 4th, Aug. 11th, Aug. 18th, Aug. 25th, Sep. 8th
    Session 1 (Birth years 1999-2003): 6-7 p.m. ET.
    Session 2 (Birth years 2004-2007): 7:15-8:15 p.m. ET
  • WHERE: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground in Marietta, Georgia
  • COST: $400

NOTE: A maximum of 12 goalkeepers per time slot will be selected to participate in the training program and those selected must be able to attend all sessions. To be considered, complete the registration form below by the Friday, July 7th deadline. All players accepted for the program will be notified by email by Tuesday July 11th.