Mark Litton

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Certifications/diplomas/degrees

USSF B License

USSF National Goalkeeper Coaching License

NSCAA National Goalkeeper Coaching Diploma

Current Coaching Responsibilities

- Assistant Coach - Brew City Legends (PASL)

- Goalkeeper Coach - Milwaukee Bavarians (UPSL)

- Director of Goalkeeping - WSG Futsal Club

- Goalkeeper Coach/Staff Coach - U.S. Youth Futsal (USYF)


Past Coaching Responsibilities

International:

U.S. Futsal National Team 2008 - 2018

Goalkeeper Coach

Began working with the U.S. Futsal National team in October 2006 as they prepared for trips to Spain and the 2007 Pan Am games in Brazil.  Officially hired as the Futsal National team goalkeeper coach in April of 2008.  Prepared and trained the national team goalkeepers for the 2008 CONCACAF regional qualifiers in Guatemala City, Guatemala, finishing with a 3rd place bronze medal, and qualifying for the 2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup held in Rio de Janeiro Brazil.  In July of 2012, accompanied the US Team to Guatemala for the 2012 CONCACAF regional qualifiers.   In April 2016, accompanied the US team to San Jose, Costa Rica for the 2016 CONCACAF regional qualifiers.


U.S. National Team – U19 January 2012

Head Coach

Took the U19 U.S. National Team to the Mercedes Benz Junior Cup indoor soccer tournament in Stuttgart, Germany.   Played against U20 teams from Lechia Danzig (Poland), VFB Stuttgart (Germany), FSV Mainz 05 (Germany), Lazio (Italy), and Celtic Glasgow (Scotland).


Professional:

St Louis Ambush, MASL 2017 to 2020

Goalkeeper Coach

Hired as the goalkeeper coach.  Assist with game day preparation, training of the goalkeepers, and tactical/technical development of all players.


Cedar Rapids Rampage, MASL 2016 to 2017

Assistant Coach

Hired as the head coach during  games.   Assist with game day preparation, training of the goalkeepers, and tactical/technical development of all players.


Milwaukee Torrent, NPSL 2016 to 2019

Head Coach – Torrent Women’s team

Assistant Coach / Goalkeeper Coach – Torrent Men’s team

Head Coach of the Milwaukee Torrent Women’s team, as well as Assistant Coach / Goalkeeper Coach for the Milwaukee Torrent Men’s professional outdoor soccer team. Assist with team training sessions, individual goalkeeper training sessions, and game preparation.


Milwaukee Wave, MISL 2004 - 2014

Goalkeeper Coach

Hired as the Milwaukee Wave’s first ever goalkeeper coach during the 2004-05 MISL indoor soccer season.   Went on to help the team win 3 MISL Championships in 2004-05, 2010-11, and again in 2011-12.  Developed a training program that helped improve the goalkeeper’s overall fitness levels, quickness, agility, shot stopping, footwork, and game management skills.  During my 8 seasons with the team, our goalkeepers have won numerous awards including:


Nick Vorberg

Player of the Week – 9

Goalkeeper of the Month – 6

Second Team All-MISL – 1

First Team All-MISL – 1

Goalkeeper of the Year – 1 (2010, 2013)

MISL All Star team – 2


Marcel Feenstra

Player of the Week - 6

Goalkeeper of the Month - 3

Championship Game MVP – 1 (2011)

Goalkeeper of the Year – Runner Up (2012)


Milwaukee Wave Reserve team 2006 - 2014

Head Coach

Took on the head coaching responsibilities of the Milwaukee Wave reserve team in the winter of 2006.  During the 2009-10 season, went undefeated in all competition.  During the span of 5 seasons, eight reserve team players have gone on to first team contracts, not only with the Milwaukee Wave, but with other teams within the MISL and PASL.


Milwaukee Wave United, A-League 2005

Goalkeeper Coach

Spent the final season of A-League play coaching goalkeepers Nick Vorberg and Jim Larkin.  The team played an exhibition schedule, going 16-4.  The team folded after the summer 2005 exhibition season.


College:

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2011 - 2017

Men’s Goalkeeper Coach Hired in the fall of 2011 to work with the NCAA Division 1 UW-Milwaukee Panthers men’s soccer team goalkeepers, competing in the Horizon League.  I was brought in to improve the keeper’s abilities to handle crosses, shot stopping, and overall game management.  Freshman starting goalkeeper Josh Rohde's 14 saves vs Michigan State (10/04/11) were the sixth-most in a game in program history and the second-most by a freshman in school history as well.


University of Wisconsin-Parkside 1991, 1998-01, 2009-11

Men’s Goalkeeper Coach

Worked with the goalkeepers at the NCAA Division 2 UW-Parkside Rangers on 3 separate stints.  In 2000, coached UWP keeper Thom Peer to the #1 ranking in the nation in NCAA Division II.  During the 2000 season, Thom set multiple school and national records.  The team also received a birth in the NCAA Division II National tournament.


Marian College (NCAA Div III), Fond du Lac, WI 1989, 1990

Men’s/Women’s Goalkeeper Coach


Concordia University (NAIA), Mequon, WI 1992, 1993

Men’s Goalkeeper Coach


Club: Bavarian Soccer Club - Youth Academy     2008-10  

Director of Goalkeeping Work with the academy goalkeepers from U12-U18.


Camps:

Mark Litton Futsal Goalkeeper Camp 2015 to present

Director


Camp Shutout 2009 to present

Goalkeeper Coach


Lakeshore Soccer Camp 1986-02

Director of Goalkeeping


Milwaukee Wave Camp 1989-94

Camp Instructor

Affiliations

Mark Litton Goalkeeper Academy LLC  (MLGA)

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