Alex Parra

Alex Parra

Boys Goalkeeping Coordinator
[email protected] 5125771669

Summary

A lifelong commitment and dedication to be the best goalkeeper when I play with my team at “COTA”, and the best Goalkeeper coach when I teach players the art of goalkeeping at Lonestar SC.

I coach 365/24/7 in the year, and when I have some time away from goal; I paint, draw, sketch, write poems, and try to stay game-coach-fit at my son's CROSSFIT gym. I enjoy sharing time with my son Juan Sebastian Parra, my niece Andrea Teresa, nephew Marco Antonio, great-nephew Connor Parra White, and my soccer, and non-soccer friends around the world.

Hometown

Maracay, Venezuela

Madrid, Spain

Miami Beach, Florida

Thibodaux, Louisiana

Austin, Texas

Coaching Licenses

STYSA / USYSA "F and D Licenses" , Houston, TX, 1988

US Soccer Federation "National B License", Santa Rosa, CA 200

United Soccer Coaches of America, "Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma", Sunrise , FL 2018

Coaching Experience & Achievements

Nicholls State University, Head Assistant Coach, Goalkeeper Coach,1984-1989

National Academy Of Goalkeeping, Founder and Director, 1989-present

Vogelsinger Soccer Institute, Staff coach, Director of Goalkeeping Academy, 1989-2011

Austin Flyers Soccer Club, Founding member/ DOC Goalkeepers, 1989-1998

Austin Warriors Soccer Association, DOC Goalkeepers, 1998-2004

Lonestar Soccer Club, Founding member/ NLP Goalkeeping Director, 2004-present

Austin Aztexs Soccer Club, Goalkeeper coach, 2008-2009

"CARRIER" National Championship, Gold Medalist, Austin Flyers 74, Tallahassee, FL 1991

“Gothia Cup Youth Championship”, Lonestar U-14 G , Gothenburg, Sweden 2014

Education

English as a Second Language, Louisiana State University, 1980

Bachelor in Sciences, Animal Sciences, Nicholls State University, 1984

Bachelor in Sciences, Business Administration. Nicholls State University, 1988

Bilingual Teacher Certification,Teacher Preparation and Certification Program, 1995

Playing Experience & Achievements

Nicholls State University, Starting Goalkeeper for 4 years of eligibility

Nicholls State University, Most games played as a 4 year letterman (School record)

Nicholls State University, DEFENSE MVP :1982, 1984

Nicholls State University, TEAM MVP: 1984

National Soccer Coaches Association of America/ US ARMY MVP Recipient: 1984

Nicholls State University Athletic Hall of Fame Candidate: Class of 2018

Austin Men's Soccer Association: “COTA FC” Over 700 amateur games played:1989-present

Austin Men's Soccer Association: 7 Austin Cups won, 1989-2018

Lonestar Goalkeeping Program

The Lonestar Goalkeeping Program, LS-Gk-P, believes in the formation and development of healthy and competitive young athletes throughout the art of goalkeeping. The LS-Gk-P believes that GKS are a very unique group of athletes that bring special physical and psychological characteristics required by the position, characteristics that are natural for some individuals, however, the LS-Gk-P believes that its training methodology and curriculum can develop goalkeepers regardless of individual differences. The LS-Gk-P believes that developing GKS is a lifelong learning process that involves a relentless dedication to physical, technical, tactical, and psychological preparation. “A Relentless Pursuit For The Perfect Save."