Christian Benjamin

West Hartford, Connecticut

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Certifications/diplomas/degrees

USSF and NSCAA (USC)

Current Coaching Responsibilities

Keeperstop.com, West Hartford CT 2003 to Present


North America’s premiere goalkeeper equipment and education website. Conduct goalkeeper and field player clinics year round.   Creator, Managing Director, and Writer:  Supply goalkeeper equipment worldwide. Educate 100,000 + goalkeepers, coaches, and parents every month on training techniques through keeperstop.com social network and a monthly newsletter. Train goalkeepers throughout New England from college to recreational leagues. Conduct elite camps for current college goalkeepers; college preparatory camps and clinics for advanced youth goalkeepers; and academy goalkeeper training for town travel and premier organizations. Featured clinician for local and regional soccer associations throughout New England.  Conduct youth coaching clinics to help coaches develop an age appropriate curriculum for their youth team.

Past Coaching Responsibilities

Coaching: 


Hartford City FC: National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), the 4th division of the US Soccer pyramid 2017 – 2019

Head Coach for the first two season of the club.

2017 playoffs and conference championship

2018 conference playoffs

Responsible for player recruitment and development

Two players drafted to MLS. 


Central Connecticut State University, Division 1 Men 2007 - 2017 

Coach: Shaun Green

Assistant coach and goalkeeper specialist.

Associate head coach 2012 season.

Develop team practices and goalkeeper training sessions.

Identify and recruit domestic and international players.

NCAA final 16 appearance 2007. 

Regular season conference champions 2011 and 2013

Three goalkeepers selected for NEC All Conference Honors since 2007.  


MIT Women Soccer 2005 Season

Coach: Krista Fulton

Part time assistant coach and goalkeeper coach.

Starting keeper boasts 1.11 GAA receiving NEWMAC honors


Framingham State Women Soccer 2004 Season

Coach: Krista Fulton

Part time assistant coach and goalkeeper coach.

Women’s Assistant and Goalkeeper Coach. 

MSCAC Conference Champions

Clinician Experience

Conduct Youth Soccer Coaches Clinics to educate coaches on the role of the soccer educator and how to develop an enjoyable but functional age appropriate curriculum for their youth team or town program.   

Saint Vincents And The Grenadines (2013) - Conducted team and goalkeeper sessions for national team.  Worked with district clubs and coaches to promote soccer and education with SVG youth.

Conduct team and goalkeeper clinics around the US for state and town travel organizations.

March 2008 and 2009 - Pine Manor College Youth Coaching Clinic, 50 coaches from around Boston.

New York State Public High School Athletic Association, National Soccer Hall of Fame, May 2005 featured clinician – Instructed over 200 high school coaches:  Developing the Keeper within the Team Practice. 

Massachusetts Youth Soccer – In 1999 and 2000 along side MYSA director Dean Conway developed fun challenging soccer experiences for urban youth in and around Boston.  Worked with families to encourage participation in sports and ways to create positive learning environments as well as problem resolution skills.


CT ODP 2002 - 03, 2007-09, 2013-16

Staff Team and Goalkeeper Coach

Connecticut Olympic Development staff coach and goalkeeper coach for girls and boys.

Evaluate goalkeepers and field players for tryouts.

Boys U-17 coach – 2008 regional finalists

Coach boys and girls teams during college showcase tournaments and regional Olympic Development events.

Affiliations

The USA's best Goalkeeper Equipment and Education resource. We are for goalkeepers by goalkeepers. We take pride knowing everything about the gloves and equipment to help goalkeepers and families make the best informed decision to SAVE more in goal as well as the wallet. We can help with sizing or any goalkeeper equipment need and question.