PROGRESSIVE The program is developmental and includes three primary training zones: Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced.
ACCESSIBLE Training is offered twice per week in Tulsa, and on a monthly cycle at Ft Gibson, OKC, and Claremore for players from various community clubs. The club employs a minimum of 5 GK trainers at a time. The trainers may travel with certain teams to events, or attend matches to make themselves available to players.
APPLICABLE Training must relate to match preparation and match play. One night a week training is "match related" and scheduled to allow the goalkeeper to attend their team's field session the last 45 minutes, after attening a one-hour goalkeeper session.
INTENSE The goalkeeper position comes with high demands on the field of play. Training is meant to reinforce this both mentally, physically, emotionally and pyschologically.
GOALKEEPER REGULAR STAFF (does not include seasonal part-time trainers)
WSA HEAD GOALKEEPER COACH - TULSA:
WSA GK SENIOR STAFF:
CHASE WOOTEN: Brings a wealth of experience to the Side's goalkeeper ranks as the Director of Goalkeeping. Coach Wooten has been the USSF Region III head goalkeeper instructor, is currently the head women's coach at NSU in Tahlequah (recently leading them to their most successful 5 year run in program history 2013-2017), and formerly played goalkeeper in college where he helped lead his college team to an NAIA Final Four. Coach Chase holds a USSF B license and the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma. He will lead the intermediate and competive sessions for Goalkeepers throughout Fall, Winter, and Spring, and will lead sessions at WSA partner and affiliate locations (OKC, Ft Gibson, Tahlequah, Claremore, Skiatook) to expand the WSA GK curriculum in each of The Side's communities outside of the Tulsa area.
WSA GK TECHNICAL STAFF
CORIE FRAZER joins WSA from the Bahama Football Federation, where Corie was the Director of Goalkeeper for their FA. Corie trained the gaolkeepers on the National Team staff for the Bahamas. He has an NSCAA Level 2 GK License, and has worked with world renowned coaches such as Gary White, Neider Colmerauer, and Mattew Green. Corie is currently the Head Goalkeeper Coach at Oral Roberts University for the Women's soccer team, and also was recently assigned as Goalkeeper Coach for the The Side FC 92 semiprofessional team at WSA. Corie will take charge of alternate day training sessions to help insure that all WSA Goalkeepers have opportunity to attend a session weekly.
NADER SHAKER has coached for WSA for 5 years. His youth playing days were spent playing goalkeeper for Tulsa Nationals '93. Nader will specialize in leading the Youth Goalkeeper Academy for The Side by offering introductory lessons, teaching fundamentals, and introducing the position through innovative sessions for the goalkeepers aged 7-11. Coach Nader is also coach for the 2010, 2008, and 2005 girls programs. The 2005 girls program at The Side, Coach Nader helped lead from the Bronze league of Oklahoma Premier Clubs to a 2019 State Championship.
SIMON RODRIGUEZ joins WSA GK training staff as an assistant coach. Coach Simon is from Aremenia, Columbia where he attended Coral Gables HS. He currently is in his Senior year at ORU playing for the men's soccer team. Coach Simon is at all regular GK sessions helping with technique, and individualized instruction.