Rob Parker @goaliecoach00
Rob Parker has coached at the collegiate level for fifteen years. He has been working with youth keepers for over 20 years. Prior to Union College, Parker worked with the women’s teams of Siena, UAlbany, Marist and Towson. At just 19 years old, Parker joined the coaching staff at Towson University making him, at the time, the youngest college soccer coach in the country.
Under his tutelage at Union, the Dutchwomen goalkeepers have carried a goals against average of under 1 in each of his years. In 2008, Union posted 9 shutouts with a 0.84 GAA. During the 2009 campaign, the Dutchwomen posted 6 shutouts and led the league with a GAA of 0.94. In 2010, Union once again posting 9 shutouts and led the league with a 0.63 GAA while 2011 saw the Union net minders with 8 shoutouts and a 0.67 GAA.
During his tenure at Siena, Parker’s goalkeeper was selected to the MAAC all-rookie team in 2005. Additionally, Saint keepers twice earned MAAC Goalkeeper of the Year honors and three first team All-Conference selections. Siena participated in the Conference Tournament in each of Parker’s years at Loudonville.
Parker also coached the Adirondack Region women’s squad at the Empire State Games for six years, guiding his team to four gold, one silver and one bronze medal in the open division. He is actively coaching with several clubs in the Capital Region.
He has also served as a member of the Eastern New York Olympic Development Program staff and is a contributor to keeperstop.com, writing articles on goalkeeper development and continues to work as a clinician for several coaching clinics and courses. Parker also contributes to several other coaching educational resources, sharing lesson plans and blogs with goalkeeper coaches around the world.
Licensed: NSCAA National Goalkeeper Diploma, NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma, USSF National D License, English FA Learning Diploma – Coaching Children, English FA Learning Diploma – Soccer Camp Coaches, English FA Learning Diploma – Psychology for Soccer Level I English FA Learning Diploma – Player and Match Analysis, English FA Learning Diploma – Fitness in Football Level I, English FA Learning Diploma – Planning, Preparing and Evaluating Coaching Sessions