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PROFESSIONAL GOALKEEPER COACH
My coaching philosophy is that quality coaching makes quality players.
With that, I always hold myself and my goalkeepers to the highest levels of professionalism. My coaching approach is based on the ‘player first’ principle and doing what is best for the player's development always comes first and foremost.
I concentrate on developing technically sound goalkeepers with strong shot-stopping skills, confident command of the defensive third (including reading through balls and dealing with crosses), consistent distribution and excellent organization of defense skills. While I place an extensive focus on learning and mastering proper technique, my trainings also challenge goalkeepers to make good decisions and increase understanding of the game through various game-like situations.
USC Advanced National Goalkeeping License
2020 / PRESENT
2017 / 2020
2014 / 2017
2015 / PRESENT
2014 / 2015
NCAA DI Patriot League All-Conference Goalkeeper Award 2017
NCAA DIII Little East All-Conference Goalkeeper Award 2014
U.S. U17 National Team
U.S. National Training Center Top 24 Pool
Oakwood SC Academy
New England Revolution Academy
Bunker Hill CC
Quality Coaching Makes Quality Players.
Vasily originally came to the country to pursue a soccer scholarship back in 2009. While playing at college, he started his coaching career by working at soccer camps before taking on team coach’s duties for Charlestown Youth Soccer Association’s teams in 2011.
However, being a goalkeeper himself and having tremendous passion for this unique position, Vasily’s professional focus ultimately became goalkeeper coaching and development.
Now, Vasily has over five years of goalkeeper-specific coaching experience, having worked with goalkeepers of various skill levels and ages, and has coached goalkeepers to academy and national team levels.
WHAT GOALKEEPERS SAY
SAM MARTIN '05
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION
I like working with Vasily because it is sort of like working with a personal trainer, even if there are others training with you. He is always willing to adjust his training in order to make you better, I have never seen a coach changing his drills or training specifically to work on your weaknesses. Vasily has changed my perspective on how to train by personalizing trainings. He taught me to "work on something constantly until it becomes muscle memory" and I have used that in many parts of my life.
ASHLEY BIANCO '02
I have been training with Vasily for about 3 years. I have had other goalkeeper trainers, but by far Vasily has been the most effective and progressive
in my development. Vasily is a great person to communicate and train with. He answers all of my questions and his feedback is always constructive and helpful, I have definitely become more confident as an athlete because of him. His training sessions are well planned and paced out nicely, he works me very hard, and challenges me, but never overworks me. He is dedicated, he has come to some of my games to see how he can most effectively help me. He adapts the sessions based on how I’m feeling and my soccer schedule. He really cares and invest a lot of effort to make me a better keeper. I would not be as successful as I am without him.
MARZUQ PUCKERIN '02
U.S. U 17 NATIONAL TEAM
NOAH HOPKINS '02
Vasily is a fantastic goalkeeper specialist and thrives at creating well rounded players and individuals. During my time in US Club Soccer, he was a great coach and helped me to understand and obtain the aspects needed to achieve my goals. He was a crucial part of my development as a player and was necessary in helping me reach my goals of playing at the next level. His experience and knowledge is great and I strongly recommend Vasily’s services to any goalkeeper striving to succeed in football.
U.S. NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER TOP 24 POOL