Loyola Marymount - Men's Soccer Camps

Train Like A Lion Goalkeeper ID Clinic

Location Los Angeles, CA
Event Date(s) Jan 6, 2019
Ages 14 to 20
Grades 9th to College Soph
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Event Description

Loyola Marymount University

LMU Men's Soccer Presents: Train Like A Lion Goalkeeper ID Clinic

Welcome to the Loyola Marymount University Men’s Soccer Goalkeeper ID Clinic. Located in beautiful Los Angeles, California, the LMU Goalkeeper ID Clinic is designed to create an environment built on teaching the essential skills and tools needed to compete as a goalkeeper at the collegiate level. Under the supervision of LMU Goalkeeper Coach Mike Oseguera, youth goalkeepers will be exposed to techniques, exercises and skills used around the nation to train the most elite goalkeepers in the country. In addition, LMU will be welcoming goalkeeper coaches from Division I and II universities, creating incredible exposure for the aspiring youth goalkeeper.

January 6th, 2019
Who: High School Age or Older
Cost: $125

Location: Loyola Marymount University
Sullivan Field | 1 LMU Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Refund Policy: No refunds are provided. Future Camp Credit is provided.

Questions? Please contact Coach Oseguera at 310-338-5239 or at Michael.oseguera@lmu.edu.

Train Like A Lion Goalkeeper ID Clinic Coaches

David Elias, a former standout keeper at Cal State Fullerton and 2015 Big West Tournament MVP, will join the UC Santa Barbara men's soccer staff as the goalkeeping coach, announced by head coach Tim Vom Steeg on July, 26, 2018.

"We are excited to have David join our program and work specifically with our young and talented goalkeepers," Vom Steeg said. "His experience of competing in the Big West Conference as a player will be a valuable asset to not only our goalkeepers but to our coaching staff as well." 

Elias, a Huntington Beach, Calif. native, most recently served as an assistant and goalkeeping coach at Servite High School while concurrently coaching CDA Slammers FC in both Huntington and Newport Beach.

A standout at Cal State Fullerton from 2014-16, Elias anchored a Titans' defense that won back-to-back Big West Tournament titles in 2014 and 2015. In 2015, Elias was recognized as tournament MVP after tallying eight saves in two matches, including five in a shutout win in the final. For his career, he accumulated 121 saves in 42 games while recording a goal against average of 1.01. A two-time All-Big West Honorable Mention selection, Elias' 12 shutouts during the 2015 season ranks fourth all-time in Big West history and his 0.89 GAA is second all-time in CSF history.

Following his collegiate career, Elias had stints playing with the Thunder Bay Chill of the Player Development League (PDL) and Phoenix Rising of the United Soccer League (USL).

"I am very excited to be chosen to lead the goalkeepers at UCSB," Elias said. "I want to thank the leadership for having the utmost confidence in my ability and for this amazing opportunity. I am looking forward to getting on the field and preparing the players for our upcoming season."

Whiddon graduated from Northern Arizona University where he spent two seasons as a Lumberjack. He began his career at Concordia University Irvine for two seasons before transferring to NAU, then made a return Irvine where he pursued his masters and completed his soccer eligibility. As a senior in 2017, Whiddon was named Second Team All-PacWest as the starting goalie and earned Academic All-PacWest honors. For his career, he ranks Top 10 in the record books for Goals Against Average, Most Wins, Most Goalie Games Played, and Goalie Minutes Played.

While in college, Whiddon started his coaching career at Palomar Community College as the Assistant and Goalkeeper Coach for their men’s program from 2015-16. He also gained experience as the Assistant and Goalkeeper Coach for Rancho Buena Vista High School boys’ varsity team in 2016.  Once completing his senior season at CUI, Whiddon went on to coach at San Diego Surf Soccer Club.

Prior to college, Whiddon has played for San Diego Surf Soccer Club from 2000-07 until moving to London, England to play for West Ham United’s Youth Academy and Bolton Wonderer’s Youth Academy for a year. He made a return to California to complete with his club and then participated in the U.S. Youth National Team camps.

The Carlsbad, Calif. native earned his Bachelor’s in Criminology and Criminal Justice at NAU and will graduate from the Coaching and Athletic Administration’s Master’s program at Concordia.