Soccer Goalkeeping Programs

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SUMMER Goalkeeping Academy
May–August, 2021
Mon–Thur @ 9:00am–12:00pm
Boys & Girls Ages 8–18
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SPRING Goalkeeping Academy
March–April, 2021
Thursdays @ 5:30pm–6:45pm
Boys & Girls Ages 10–17
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Shot Stopping School
March–April, 2021
Sundays @ 2:30pm or 3:45pm
Boys & Girls Ages 8–15
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Current Fusz GKs Only (FREE)
March–April, 2021
Mon/Tue/Wed @ 5:15–6:30p
Boys & Girls Ages 8–18
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GK Contact Info

Franco Carotenuto
LFA Goalkeeping Director

Email: franco@fusz.com

General Info About Goalkeeping

The Lou Fusz Athletic goalkeeping program provides year-round goalkeeper training open to the public. All GKs from all clubs in the St. Louis Metro area are welcome. We focus on teaching the fundamentals of the GK position at younger ages and progress into advanced mechanics at the older ages. We do hundreds of GK specific training drills to strengthen and condition the body for this position while helping build muscle memory for game-time performance, awareness, and decision-making. All goalkeeping sessions will be run by LFA Goalkeeping Director, Franco Carotenuto, along with his staff of professional coaches and highly regarded current/former collegiate goalkeepers. Carotenuto holds the United States Soccer Federation 'A' Coaching License, as well as, the USSF highest level Goalkeeping Certification in addition to his professional and collegiate playing background.

provides year-round
• Small-group training / private lessons
• 6–8 week academy programs

Shot Stopping School provides goalies with position specific training followed by head-to-head competition against strikers in the Finishing School
• Spring season
• Fall season
• 6 weeks each session

FREE Fusz Only GK TRAINING is club-provided training for LFA members only
• Spring season
• Fall season
• 8–10 weeks each session


GK Coaching Staff

Franco Carotenuto
LFA Goalkeeping Director Since 2012
-USSF National ‘A’ Coaching License
-USSF National Goalkeeping License
-College Coaching Experience (2012-2017): Saint Louis University, Washington University of St. Louis
-Professional Playing Experience (2009-2012): Kansas City Wizards (MLS), Queretaro Gallos Blancos (Mex. Primera), Arizona Sahuaros (PDL)
-MYSA State Cup Runner Up 2016,
Semi Finalist 2015/2017/2018/2019

McKenzie Bryan
LFA Assistant Director Since 2018
-3 year letterman at NCAA Div. 3 Missouri Baptist University
-Lou Fusz Athletic ‘Blue Star Academy’ Staff Coach
-Lou Fusz Athletic ‘Little Lou’s Academy’ Staff Coach

Michael Creek
Staff Coach Since 2017
-Lou Fusz Goalkeeping Academy Participant 2013-2017
-Current Starting Goalkeeper at NCAA Div. 1 Missouri State

Carson Campbell
Staff Coach Since 2017
-Lou Fusz Goalkeeping Academy Participant 2012-2017
-USYSA President’s Cup National Goalkeeper of the Year 2018
-USYSA President’s Cup National Runner Up 2018

Nick ‘Bear’ Barton
Staff Coach Since 2015
-Lou Fusz Goalkeeping Academy Participant 2012-2015
-Certified Paramedic, EMT

Ben Yeager
Staff Coach Since 2016
-Lou Fusz Goalkeeping Academy Participant 2012-2016
-Missouri State Cup Finalist 2016
-4 year letterman at NCAA Div. 1 Saint Louis University