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Week 1- July 21-25 Westminster School Simsbury CT

Week 2 July 28-August 1 Westminster School Simsbury CT

Week 3 August 4- August 8 Westminster School Simsbury CT

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Check out this Interview with Dan Gaspar in Soccer America


Want to train with Coach Gaspar?

My pleasure to guide and nourish these talented young goalkeepers the day after Christmas!!! They are certainly committed and willing to sacrifice to achieve their goals. Jamis and Sebby will reflect back on these training moments and realize why and how they succeeded. These type of goalkeepers energize me and deserve my best attention towards their development. Interested in joining my select group of goalkeepers? Its by invitation only! See if you qualify. Contact me via email staracademy@sbcglobal.net for details.

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Dan Gaspar to present at United Soccer Coaches Convention in Chicago

His first session will be Friday, 1-11-19 Field Session: “The Team Warms up the Goalkeeper” at 5:15pm. He will follow up the field session on Saturday, 1-12-19 with “Conversation with a Moderator” One on One "Spot Light" at 1pm.

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Coach Gaspar Returns from the PEAK International GK Conference

Here is what Coach Gaspar had to say about his time in Holland. “I just returned as featured presenter at the PEAK Performance GK Conference. I was honored to be associated with an elite group of presenter's from Italy, Egypt, Portugal, Switzerland and Holland. There was a very sophisticated audience. It was a great opportunity to share ideas. LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH, LEARN - REPEAT. Thank you PEAK INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE GK CONFERENCE 2018 in Holland for your hospitality”.

Coach Dan Gaspar to be a featured clinician at the PEAK International Goalkeeping Conference

After the great success of the last five years, the 6th PEAK International Goalkeeping Conference will be held again in November in Holland. It will be a 3-day program starting Tuesday the 13th and ending Thursday the 15th at 3PM. This year they have managed to present a true legend goalkeeping coach with loads of experience and interesting stories to tell. Dan Gaspar has worked with some of the best clubs in the world, such as SL Benfica, FC Porto and Sporting Lisbon. As well trained top goalkeepers such as Vitor Baia, Eduardo, Tim Howard, Brad Friedel and Alireza Beiranvand just to mention a few. He assisted in four World Cup qualifications with various National Teams. Iran - twice, Portugal and South Africa. Dan is founder and CEO of Star Goalkeeper Academy – SGA. He is a guest coach for the US Soccer U18 and U16 National Teams.

For more information or to register please contact Maarten at maarten@peakelite.co.uk 

Coach Gaspar inducted to the Bulkeley Hall of Fame!

Here is what he had to say “ Grateful and honored to have been inducted this past Sunday into the 2018 Bulkeley High School Hall of Fame. Thank you HOF Committee for your nomination as well as my respect and admiration to all the inductees. Coach Raffalo, was an outstanding role model and had a tremendous impact in establishing my coaching philosophy. Thumbs up to you Coach Raffalo!”

Coach Dan Gaspar returns from the U16 Boys Youth National Team Camp

Just returned from the U16 Boys National Team camp at IMG. World Class facility! Pleasure to work with these quality coaches. This young generation of players has quality. The future is very promising.

Just returned from the U16 Boys National Team camp at IMG. World Class facility! Pleasure to work with these quality coaches. This young generation of players has quality. The future is very promising.

USA U18 Boys Win Vaclav Jezec 8 Nation Tournament in the Czech Republic.

Coach Dan Gaspar was invited to join the U18 Boys on their journey to the Czech Republic for the Vaclav Jezec 8 Nation Tournament. The team went on to place 1st. Coach Gaspar could not be more happy for them and truly enjoyed being a part of the team. Gaspar says " Could not have received a better birthday gift than the U18 National Team winning the Vaclav Jezec 8 Nation Tournament in the Czech Republic. Grateful for the invitation as guest coach and the opportunity to work with quality coaches Dave van Den Bergh and Wayne Galloway under the leadership of Tab Ramos. Proud to wear the US crest and excited about the future generation of talented US players." 

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Dan Gaspar to present at Peak Elite Goalkeeping Convention

Maarten Arts of Peak Elite has confirmed that Dan Gaspar will be one of the top-clinicians at the event speaking on goalkeeping. Arts says "Dan is one of the most experienced and successful goalkeeper coaches in the world!  He was a member of Benfica, Sporting Lisbon and Porto and he was active in 4 of the 5 Continents, such as grampus eight (Japan), the national teams of Portugal, South Africa, gabon and the U.S.A.. He qualified 2 x with the national team of Iran for the World Cup. Then he has his own goalkeepers philosophy that he uses in Star Goalkeeping Academy in the USA. Dan is an experienced speaker and writer of many books and articles."

To sign up for the convention please email to maarten@peakelite.co.uk


Reusch USA is proud to announce Dan Gaspar as our first Reusch USA Goalkeeping Ambassador. "Dan is a fabled GK Coach who has worked with some of the best GKs in the world throughout decades, and we are proud to have him represent our brand." --Dave Banning President and CEO of Reusch USA

Check the latest Interview with Coach Dan Gaspar from Glastonbury Life. 



Star Goalkeeper Academy and Reusch are proud to announce that Dan Gaspar has been appointed as Reusch first USA Ambassador. 

Dan Gaspar has an incredible resume and is proud to wear Reusch for all his goalkeeping needs. As a Connecticut native, he has coached at the Division One collegiate level at University of Hartford and Central Connecticut State University. He also worked in the USL as the Head Coach of the Connecticut Wolves. In Major League Soccer he was the assistant coach with the Metro Stars and then went on to coach abroad in several countries including Japan, and Portugal. In Portugal he was the goalkeeper coach for the top Portuguese clubs of Sporting Lisbon, SL Benfica and FC Porto. On the national team level he has worked with 3 countries including South Africa as a Technical Staff Consultant, Portugal National Team as the goalkeeper coach and most recently Iran, as an assistant and goalkeeper coach. He is a leader in goalkeeping development and education. His innovated methodology has been highlighted all over the world. He is the current owner of Star Goalkeeper Academy, a summer camp exclusively for goalkeepers. The SGA brand and reputation has been developed by Dan and his experienced staff. Dan and SGA are proud of all of our former and current staff who have achieved so much in goalkeeping education and coaching. 

“I am extremely proud to be selected as Reusch first US Ambassador. I strongly believe and trust the quality of the Reusch product line. Reusch has a tradition of excellence and a history of outfitting World Class goalkeepers. I am excited to join the Reusch family and support their iniatives”. 

For more information on Dan Gaspar please visit dangaspar.com For information on Star Goalkeeper Academy dates/locations please visit www.stargoalkeeper.com 

Reusch is a brand whose reputation speaks for it self. A top-notch provider in all goalkeeping needs with many professional goalkeepers trusting Reusch to help them perform every time they step on the field. Currently Resuch is worn by many of the top goalkeepers in the world, including Samir Handanovic of Slovenia, Marcelo Barovero of Argentina, Yoan Cardinale of France and Julio Cesar of Brazil just to name a few! Star Goalkeeper Academy is thrilled to bring Reusch in as our exclusive goalkeeping gear provider this summer. SGA strives to be the best in goalkeeper development and we believe that partnering with Reusch and using their quality products helps us achieve our goal of impacting the next generation of goalkeepers. 

For more information about Reusch please visit reuschusa.com

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For more information on Dan Gaspar please visit dangaspar.com


For more than 35 years, Dan Gaspar has researched and developed ideal training methods for goalkeepers of all levels, ages and genders around the world.

He has worked with world-class coaches: Luiz Felipe Scolari, Carlos Queiroz, Vitor Fernandez, José Antonio Camacho, Anson Dorrance and Glenn Myernick. He has received outstanding accolades for his training methods from world-class goalkeepers: Vitor Baia, Eduardo, Beto, Ricardo, Alireza Haghighi, Y. Ito, Hans Vonk, Walter Zenga, Tim Howard, Tony Meola and Brad Friedel. His knowledge, expertise and savvy earned him the invitation to join the Portugal National Team coaching staff for the 2010 South Africa World Cup, as well as the Iran National Team 2014 Brazil World Cup.  Dan has set himself apart in the coaching profession working on four different continents. With his diverse expertise and strong interpersonal skills, he can motivate, train and educate athletes and coaches at every level.