• Goalkeeping Program

    *Included in Elite & College Prep Academy Membership

SFA provides the very best in Goalkeeping instruction with Nick Hills (Hillsy)

Nick Hills "Hillsy"

Nick Hills "Hillsy"

Academy Goalkeeper Coach

U.S. Soccer "D" Licensed Coach

United Soccer Coaches GK Level 3 Diploma

United Soccer Coaches Advanced National GK Diploma

Goalkeeper Weekly Academy Program 

We feel that it is important for goalkeeping instruction to be included as a technical/tactical component of our weekly training sessions. As such goalkeeping instruction is provided through our regular Academy Membership training options and is taught by Nick Hills.

At the Elite & College Prep levels our goalkeepers receive goalkeeper specific instruction 1x per week and the 2nd training night of the week is dedicated to improving their tactical understanding of the game as it relates to a goalkeeper and the development of their technical goalkeeping abilities.


Alternative option: Individual Training (1-on-1)

Alternatively, our goalkeepers also have the opportunity to schedule 1-on-1 goalkeeper sessions with Nick

Book 1-on-1 Training with Nick


Add-on: Keeper Wars

Compete against other goalkeepers in our weekly “Keeper” Wars!

SFA Development Center

Weekly Academy Membership – An Elite Level Training Environment

​(Requires an assessment prior to participation)

  • Join other like-minded and dedicated individuals in our “Academy” training environment.
  • All outdoor sessions are held at Whitehall-Yearling High School. A premier TURF training facility in Columbus, Ohio. All Indoor sessions are held at TG Sports Facility & 3N Sports Facility.
  • Our “Elite” & “College Prep” Academy members train 2x per week with James Field &/or other qualified SFA Coaches. James is an experienced, educated & licensed youth coach. (Former MLS Academy / US Soccer Development Academy Coach)
  • Access to EPF consulting, whom partners with Soccer Field Academy to provide support for players, families, and teams. With decades of experience in college recruitment, curriculum and testing, and academic support, EPF Consulting can help your player navigate the recruitment process and offer specific support across a range of options.
  • We are committed to individual player development and assisting players to reach their goals.
  • Set training days & times each week, which remain consistent
  • An individual Player assessment is required before the initial training session
  • Open enrollment (join at any point, while space is available).

*In the event of inclement weather, sessions may be rescheduled and/or moved to an alternate facility that may incur a nominal facility fee.

Training Locations

Indoor Training Location #1

3N Sports Facility
630 N Cassady Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43219

Indoor Training Location #2

TG Sports Facility
424 Woodland Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43203

Outdoor Training Location #1

Whitehall-Yearling High School
675 S. Yearling Road,
Columbus, OH 43213

Outdoor Training Location #2

Kilbourne Run Sports Complex
4625 Westerville Road,
Columbus, OH 43231