The Vision of Santa Barbara SC goalkeeping program is to enhance each individual club level players techniques and goalkeeping skills to achieve the highest level of development. This is accomplished through our Director of Goalkeeping’s  clearly defined and administered curriculum including; footwork, handling, distribution, diving, shot-stopping, communication, dealing with crosses and overall presence and command in the box. Our system encourages and ensures goalkeepers emphasize foot skills and overall ability to start the attack. In addition, the program is designed to develop players understanding through match analysis and game day evaluation and reflection. 

David Elias

Originally from Huntington Beach, CA
USSF C License
USSDA Goalkeeping Staff Experience
Current UCSB Women’s & Men’s
Assistant Coach
10+ Years Coaching Experience
Concordia University, Masters Degree
Division I College Player: CSUF
Professional Player: Thunder Bay Chill (USL-2)
Current SBSC Coaching Assignment:
Boys 2008 & 2007 MLS Assistant Coach

Ages. 2013 to 2003 birth year boys and girls

Level. Offered to Santa Barbara SC club team players                                                                                                   

The curriculum is designed for goalkeepers interested in reaching the highest level. Designed and led by Santa Barbara SC Goalkeeping Director, this specialized development curriculum will focus on areas such as shot-stopping, dealing with crosses, game management, distribution and goalkeeper specific strength and agility exercises.  

Incorporating goalkeepers into training session.  Within the warm- up, technical & technical/tactical portions of the session the goalkeepers will be utilized as field players and during the technical/tactical, tactical and small sided games portions of the session the goalkeepers will be primarily utilized as goalkeepers.

Winter Schedule:

  • Starting the week of January 25, 2021 to/and including the week of May 17, 2021.
  • Note: No sessions the week of March 22, 2021 due to Spring Break.
  • Girsh-Hochman Grass Fields (7050 Phelps Road, Goleta, CA 93117)

Wednesdays (Boys):

  • 3:30- 4:30pm (2012 to 2008)
  • 4:30- 5:30pm (2007 to 2003)

Tuesdays (Girls):

  • 3:30- 4:30pm (2012 to 2008)
  • 4:30- 5:30pm (2007 to 2003)

Saturdays (Boys & Girls):

  • 9:00- 10:00am (2012 to 2008)
  • 10:00- 11:00am (2007 to 2003)

Click here for a full calendar starting the week of January 25, 2021.

Coming Soon!

“The goalkeeping leadership and curriculum ensures that the players learn and fine-tune all the techniques, decision making and skills required to become a great goalkeeper.”

— Greg Wilson, DOC