Potomac Soccer Association

Goalkeeper Clinics

Goalkeeper Clinics Schedule – Spring 2017

Session 1 - PSA Goalkeeping Training for Boys and Girls U13-U16
Location: Bullis School stadium field
Address: 10601 Falls Road, Potomac, MD 20854
Times: 6:45-8pm
Dates: Wednesdays, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 6/7

Session 2 - PSA Goalkeeping Training for Boys and Girls U10-U12
Location: TBD
Address: TBD
Times: TBD
Dates: TBD

About Ted Papadopoulos:
Growing up with Jersey roots, Ted played at East Brunswick High School where he led his team to the 1999 NJSIAA Group IV state finals. He later played at Monmouth University for the 2000-01 season, and since then has continued training youth goalkeepers of all ages. Ted focuses on keeping the game fun while advancing the technical & mental development of goalkeepers. With this approach, he has proudly helped many young goalkeepers build confidence and achieve success.

From his own playing experience, Ted's coaching philosophy is focused around building confidence. He believes successful goalkeepers are confident and not afraid to make decisions. By teaching his goalkeepers proper technique and encouraging them to play fearlessly without holding back, confidence will set in and ultimately allow a developing goalkeeper to learn his/her own boundaries and limitations while defending the net. "My philosophy is to build a mountain of confidence in all goalkeepers so that they love their position and will strive to become the best they can be."

Ted's training approach focuses on technical and mental development such as: proper footwork, positioning, ball-handling, diving, decision-making, effective communication and mental imagery. He is looking forward to working with our goalkeepers so that they can have many successful seasons ahead.


About Monica Loveman-Welsh:
Monica Welsh-Loveman began her soccer career at age 5 and quickly found her passion for goalkeeping.  Referred to as "The Wall" by her siblings, she played club soccer since age 13 winning the Maple League state championship team in 2003 and earning status on the Super Y League ODP team in 2005 and 2006 and played for Wellesley High School, winning the State Championship in 2006.  During her collegiate years Monica played for legendary coach Anson Dorrance at the University of North Carolina from 2007-2010, a period that included two NCAA National Championships and three ACC Championships.  Many of her former teammates now represent their country for the U.S. National Team.  She was on the ACC Academic Honor Roll for all three seasons and holds a Bachelor Degree in Media Production with a minor in Cinema Studies.  
Monica believes in building confidence in young keepers through perfecting fundamental skills, loud, constant communication and early decision making.  While playing, her favorite aspects of goalkeeping were the relationships she built with her teammates, the fast reaction, point blank saves and getting an excuse to roll around in the dirt.