Academy & Goalkeeper Training


Part of the Surf curriculum focuses on Academy-style training, where the Club’s style of play is emphasized and perfected by the players.  Academy sessions are included in the player's Club dues. These trainings will be developed and implemented by Academy Director, Ivan Torres, in agreement with the Technical Coordinator, Andrew Chapman. The EW Surf Juniors Academy trainer is Shereen Brewster.

For WNPL Premier teams, Academy sessions will be conducted over a 10-month period. Classic Premier teams will be conducted over a 7-month period. Select teams will be conducted over a 5-months period.


The EW Surf SC Goalkeeping Program is designed to provide high level goalkeeper training and is committed to providing the best training opportunities to all our goalkeepers. The program is geared toward incorporating the Four Pillars of player development (technical, tactical, physical, psychological) into all goalkeeper training sessions and promoting the long-term development of our keepers. We will be providing specialized training to prepare our goalkeepers, physically and mentally, to be able the meet the demands of today's modern game.

These sessions will be coached by our Goalkeeping Director, Erik Lewis. 

Select keepers can attend which ever session works better for their schedule or both. Premier keepers are encouraged to attend  both sessions per week. 

Premier Teams (i.e. WNPL, WNPL2, Classic): Mondays
Oct. 7, 14, 21
Dwight Merkel (this is a change as of Oct 1)

  • 5:30-6:30pm U11-U13

  • 6:30-7:30pm U14-U18

Wednesdays: Premier Teams: Wednesdays
Oct. 9, 16, 23
Dwight Merkel (this is a change as of Oct 1)

  • 5:30-6:30pm U11-U13

  • 6:30-7:30pm U14-U18

Select Keepers - North Sessions: Tuesdays
Oct. 8, 15, 22
Franklin Park - Field C

  • 5:30pm-6:30pm U11 and up

Select Keepers - South Sessions: Thursdays
Oct. 10, 17, 24
South Complex - Field 1

  • 5:30pm-6:30pm U11 and up

Surf Juniors Keeper Training: Wednesdays
Oct. 9
Dwight Merkel (this is a change as of Oct 1)

  • 5:30pm-6:30pm