PR – The Grenada Football Association (GFA) is providing the opportunity for the nation’s goalkeepers and goalkeeper coaches to get training from premier goalkeeper instructor, Phil Wheddon. Mr. Wheddon has been invited to conduct a number of coaching sessions from November 11-15 in Grenada.
Wheddon brings a wealth of experience at the youth, collegiate, professional and international levels to everything he does in goalkeeping and soccer. Since 2002, he has worked with U.S. National Teams when he joined the women’s coaching staff as the goalkeeper coach. He helped lead the team to a third-place finish in the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics.
In 2005, Phil became an assistant coach and goalkeeper coach with the U.S. Men’s National Team, which won the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup and competed in the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
Phil is the only coach to serve on the staff of both the Men’s and Women’s National Teams and attend FIFA World Cups with each team. The Premier goalkeeper coach has also trained some of the best goalkeepers in the world, including Hope Solo, Brianna Scurry, Tim Howard and Kasey Keller.
Phil has been a U.S. National Licensing instructor since 2001, teaching the National Goalkeeping License and other USSF courses for over a decade. As well as being an instructor for the USSF, he holds his USSF A License and National Goalkeeper License.
Phil Wheddon is currently the goalkeeper coach for the Major League Soccer Club Philadelphia Union, whose goal keeper, Jamaica’s National Team Captain Andre Blake, won the 2022 Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award, his 3rd title in this category. He is the first player in MLS history to reach this achievement.
Wheddon’s Philadelphia Union will also contest the final of the 2022 MLS Cup in Los Angeles on Saturday 5th November, 2022 from 4pm.
Mr.Wheddon’s itinerary is as follows:
|Saturday November 12||9am-12pm||GFA affiliate goalkeepers|
|Saturday November 12||4pm-6pm||Goalkeeper coaches|
|Sunday November 13||9am-12pm||All National goalkeepers with support from National goalkeeper coaches|
|Monday November 14||9am-12pm||All secondary school goalkeepers|
Speaking of this opportunity, President of the GFA Marlon Glean says, “Phil Wheddon is a highly respected coach with many titles under his belt. I am happy that our young goal keepers, national goalkeepers and coaches will get to learn from the best as we continue our mandate to develop football nationwide.”