The Vision of Central Coast Academy 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 Goalkeepers 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 B License
  • USSDA Goalkeeping Staff Experience
  • Current UCSB Men’s Assistant Coach
  • 10+ Years Coaching Experience
  • Concordia University, Master’s Degree
  • Division I College Player: CSUF
  • Professional Player: Thunder Bay Chill (USL-2)

Current SBSC Coaching Assignment: Boys 2008 MLS Assistant Coach

General Information

Ages: 2010 to 2005 Birth Years

Level: Central Coast Academy team players

Location: Girsh-Hochman Grass Fields (7050 Phelps Road, Goleta, CA 93117)


For all dates & times view your team level Playmetrics schedule.


The curriculum is designed for goalkeepers interested in reaching the highest level. Designed and led by Central Coast Academy 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 sessions.  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.

“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.””
Willie Sims, Academy Director