Michael was a four year goalkeeper at Braodneck High School in Annapolis, MD. and played travel soccer for Coach Ron with ASA United. After high school, Michael was a goalkeeper for Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and playing experience to the Academy.

​Michael Zierhoffer

CONGRATULATIONS to Sabrina Doherty 

Ursinus Freshman Sabrina Doherty was named to the 2017 All-Centennial Conference roster. In Sabrina's 7 appearances in net (6 as starter) for the Bears,  she registered 2 shut-outs. Her performances included a 1-0 win against Franklin-Marshall on October 7, 2017. During the match, Sabrina made 5 saves including a PK and a breakaway to seal the win for the Bears. Read about her recognition here.


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Congratulations to Brandon Basilio

Sophomore Brandon Basilio played 19 games for the Cardinals of CCBC Catonsville (MD). Brandon logged 1,799 minutes in net for the cardinals finishing the season with 4 shut-outs. Brandon and the Cardinals were eliminated in the second round of the NJCAA playoffs by CCBC Essex in a Penalty kick shootout. Watch Brandon's highlights here.

ron Santos
Over 30 years of experience in training goalkeepers in the Baltimore area and other surrounding Maryland counties. Coach Ron has many National coaching licenses/certifications that he uses to develop top teams and goalies.

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Welcome to United Goalkeeper's first annual goalkeeper camp! We offer soccer training and guidance to your young men and women of all ages.

With Coach Ron and Coach Ryan, your son or daughter will receive some of the best goalkeeping advice and training on the East Coast. Our current and former goalkeepers that now play on premier, region 1 and Y-league soccer teams, are proof that our training is among the best!

CONGRATULATIONS to Danny Castillo 

After an impressive 2016 freshman season at Hood College, earning All-MAC Commonwealth HONORABLE MENTION and MAC Fall Academic Honor Roll, Sophomore Danny started 14 games for the Blazers, logging 1,429 minutes in net with a goals against average (GAA) of 1.70 and 3 shut-outs. Hood College finished the 2017/2018 season with a 8-9-1 record. 

Ryan santos

Learning from his father, Ryan has become a top player and excellent coach. Ryan brings his no nonsense approach that made him a top player into every training session that he runs. Coach Ryan helps to keep the Santos tradition of developing top soccer goalies in the Maryland area.


Thanks for the feedback. You're in luck, we will be unveiling an ALL-BLACK pair of gloves in Spring 2018."

Ron Santos

United Goalkeeper Academy

Collin Santos

Another top Santos player and coach in Maryland, Collin Santos has developed himself into a top quality personal trainer. Coach Collin combines his knowledge and love of soccer with his passion for fitness to help develop strong and fit goalkeepers.

Baltimore Blast sign Michael Zierhoffer

Mike Zierhoffer signed for the MASL Champions Baltimore Blast. Congratulations Michael, United Goalkeeper Academy is proud of all you have accomplished!

Goalkeeper Gloves NOW AVAILABLE!!

Limited quantities available in size 8, 9 and 10. Regular cut or finger-save. Call 301-919-3946 or email ron@unitedgoalkeeper.com for more information or to order your gloves TODAY.

Order NOW and get FREE personalization!

"I have used them for about a week now and have used them in the rain and snow.  I think they are great gloves.  I love the red and yellow Maryland colors.  It would be cool instead of white you did black but that's just something I like.  I do like the cut and no finger savers.  I would offer a couple pairs with finger savers to those who like them... the grip is solid.  The gloves can take a beating from the guys hitting 60-70 mph shots and they have not even started to tear or rip yet.  Usually if I wear  a pair for a straight week they just fall apart.  So thank you for letting me test them and I'd be willing to try more.  They are a quality glove.  I go through a lot and they hold their end."

Nick DeShong


Saint Joseph's University




OPEN training sessions are available to all

Goalkeepers regardless of their age

or skill level


All OPENING Training

is Canceled

for the week of

March 15 - 21, 2020