Real Colorado Welcomes Devala Gorrick
Devala Gorrick grew up in Gainesville, FL and followed a youth path that saw him departed the US at 15 for Bundesliga‘s Bayer Leverkusen Academy for training and trials. Soon after he progressed to a Professional career extending over 12 years, 6 different countries, and over 350 professional games. Along with playing Gorrick has coached at all different levels of the game including College, Professional, PDL, Academy, Youth, and more.
- Gorrick transitioned from academy to his professional career playing for Miami FC, then onto Puerto Rico for league Champions in 2009.
- 2010-2012 Gorrick played in Thailand forPattaya United FC, and Air Force United F.C.
- 2012-2014 a trial atIK Frej in Sweden lead to a two-year contract.
- 2014 returned from overseas and signed for Ottawa Fury FC and started 14 league games for the NASL league.
- 2015 Gorrick signed with Switchback FC and started their first two seasons, receiving the 2016 ‘Goalkeeper of the Year’ nominee.
- 2017 Gorrick was acquired by Sant Louis FC, started 21 games. After leaving St. Louis Gorrick moved back to Colorado to retire as a full time GK coach.
His experience as a long time Pro player along with the knowledge he gained from coaching with some of the best Goalkeeper coaches in the sport makes him a passionate coach with the goal of helping players realize their path to the next level, whatever level that may be.
“I am very excited to be joining a club that has made a name for being highly competitive along with a strong emphasis on the development of the player that extends beyond merely the technical training sessions. My goal Is to educate every Goalkeeper in the club on the top processes and understandings of the Modern Goalkeeper, combined with the player recognizing their own self development.”
REAL GK Training Philosophy:
At REAL we believe our GK’s should have a thorough understanding of their position & its subsequent training. We will deliberately define age group- specific competencies, and ensure that our training sessions reinforce the mastery of appropriate techniques. Our belief is that this structure combined with tactical education will provide developmental building blocks for every GK to progress within the game.
REAL has restructured the previous schedule so that, in addition to weekly sessions, each GK will have the option/opportunity to attend more training. Encouraging our GK’s to participate in extra sessions is the first step in continued development. GK’s who show the desire to obtain age-level proficiency through sessions could additionally graduate to older age groups.
Spring training schedule coming soon
Additional Goalkeeping Options
Real Colorado will be offering a goalkeeping camp through the year.
Real Colorado GK Staff
Clint Baumstark – Director of Goalkeeping
Miguel Rosales – ASSOCIATE Director of Goalkeeping
All goalkeepers Should bring the proper attire:
- long sleeve jersey training
- Pants or three quarters
- Cleats and water