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Chris Chaban


Licenses and Certificates

  • International Goalkeeping Coaches Conference Diploma


  • Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma 

    • Myths and mystiques surrounding the goalkeeping function.

    • The course is directed towards the team coach - not the specialist goalkeeper coach.

    • Empower the coach with knowledge and practice methods that will enable the coach to evaluate a goalkeeper in game situations

    • Design an appropriate practice program for goalkeepers in and outside of team practices. 


  • Goalkeeping Level 2 Diploma 

    • Create an optimal learning environment for this specialized position 

    • Geared towards the specialist goalkeeping coach and the team coach looking for in-depth information surrounding the coaching of goalkeepers


  • Goalkeeping Level 3 Diploma 

    • Tactical components of goalkeeping

    • Specifics of training and developing goalkeepers

    • Tactical role of the goalkeeper within the team framework.


  • Goalkeeping Level 4 Diploma 

    • Aspects of advanced positioning, communication, goalkeeper psychology, fitness and methodology for training goalkeepers

    • Basic to advanced handling, training goalkeepers to make diving saves, resolving the through-ball and breakaway saves.

    • Dealing with all aspects of flank attacks, commanding the penalty area and the learning how to win the space behind the defense. Training the team and goalkeeper on back pass situations and developing the goalkeeper’s ability to distribution

    • Training goalkeepers to cover the space behind them when they are extended, coaching coaches to teach goalkeepers how to read the game, how to organize the defense and how to control game tempo.


Training Experience

  • Competitive Soccer, NJ

    • Goalkeeper Trainer- Present

  • A.L. Johnson High School

    • Head Goal Keeper Trainer


  • Complete Soccer Training, NJ

    • Goalkeeper Trainer, 2013-2015


  • US Parma and Victory Soccer Academy, Edison, New Jersey

    • Head Goal Keeper Trainer, Fall 2013-Present


  • Portuguese Sports Academy, Elizabeth, New Jersey

    • Goal Keeper Trainer


  • Hillside High school , Hillside, New Jersey

    • Assisted in training team goalkeepers       


Playing Experience


  • Centennial Warriors 2003

  • Walt Disney World Cup Champions 2003 (played as a Guest)

  • Goalie Wars (Zarephath,NJ): 2004 Semi-Finalist

  • U-15 Metrostars Youth Academy 2004: League champions 2004

  • Sport Club Portuguese, Newark NJ 2004—2009

  • Super Y League Atlantic Divisional Champions: 2004, 2005, 2006

  • Super Y League National Cup (Orlando, FL): 2005 (Round of 16 Knockout)

  • Super Y League National Cup Top 11 players of the Tournament (Personal)

  • Jefferson Cup (Glen Allen, VA) 2005 (Quarter-Finals)

  • State Cup: 2007 (Runners-up)

  • Traveled to Portugal. Played Friendly Vs. Acadmecia Youth

  • Indoor National Cup (Virginia):  Champions 2005, 2006, 2007

  • PDA Conquistadors (Player Developmental Academy) (Zarephath, NJ)

  • Trained with team 2006

  • Union Catholic High School 2002-2006: State Cup: 2005 (Runners-up), 2006 (Runners-up) First Team All-State (Personal) Conference Champions 2004, 2005, 2006

  • Sports Club Portuguese (Men), Newark, NJ, Region 1 Champions League:

  • Champions League was the highest semi-pro league on the East Coast

  • Champions League Champions 2007-2008, 2009-2010

  • 2nd Place, Champions League 2008-2009

  • NJ National Amateur Cup 2008-2009 (Semi-Finalist), 2009-2010 (Semi-Finalist)

  • NJ National Open Cup 2008-2009




  • Union County College 2012– Present, Cranford, NJ

    • Undergraduate: Associates degree of Computer networking

  • Kean University 2006—2008  Union,

    • NJ Men’s Soccer

  • Union Catholic High School 2002-2006, Scotch Plains,

    • NJ Varsity Soccer 2002-2006

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