Michael Rechner

Michael is the creative mind and founder behind Goalkeeping Development. As a former shot-stopper (for Hamburg among others), sports scientist, A-license coach and current first-team goalkeeping coach at Bundesliga club FC Bayer Munich, he has made it his mission to develop the art of goalkeeping.

In over 300 games in Bundesliga, Champions League, Europa League and international matches, he has worked with top goalkeepers such as Neuer, Ulreich, Sommer, Kobel, Baumann, Çakir and Schwäbe.

Recently, in addition to his 15 years of work at TSG Hoffenheim, he coached the goalkeepers of the Turkish national team.

Since 2023, Michael is the goalkeeper coach for the professionals of FC Bayern Munich.



Ellen Rechner

Ellen studied business administration and worked successfully in the business-to-consumer (B2C) area for 7 years after completing her studies. She is responsible for finance, marketing and sales departments. Her passion belongs to product development - especially the planning and elaboration of extensions to the goalkeeping software.

Alina Quast

Alina is an industrial management assistant and has studied economic sciences. She is in charge of costumer service and accounting. In addition, Alina is responsible for the strategic planning and development of all social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) - including the operational implementation.

Daniel Strähle

Daniel is a sports scientist and former professional goalkeeper at Holstein Kiel, among other clubs. He heads the uhlsport keeper academy for a Germany-wide range of regular goalkeeper training, individual training and goalkeeping events. In addition, he support the sales of our goalkeeping software as a Junior Sales Manager.

Daniel Lima

Daniel was a goalkeeper coach at Malaga CF for many years, where he gained extensive experience at youth and professional level before moving to Lincoln FC in 2023. He is responsible for adapting our software and preparing new content for all Spanish-speaking countries.

Nicholas Kasslatter

Nicholas specializes in youth goalkeeper training and grew up bilingual in German and Italian. He is responsible for the translation of our software and homepage into Italian and accompanies the introduction into the Italian market.


Dennis Neudahm

Expert for technique and tactics

Dennis was a full-time goalkeeping coach at the TSG Hoffenheim academy for many years. He is a sports scientist who has published twice on specialist topics related to goalkeeping (Bachelor and Master). Since August 2020 he is first-team goalkeeper coach at 1. FC Nürnberg.

Steffen Krebs

Expert for technique and tactics

Steffen has been working as a goalkeeper coach for 7 years in the academy of VfB Stuttgart and for 3 years for the U23 team of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. From 2018 on he was responsible for the first-team goalkeepers from Borussia Mönchengladbach, Bundesliga. Since summer 2021 he is now working for VfB Stuttgart again. This time as goalkeeper coach for the first team.

Fabian Otte

Expert for technique and tactics

Fabian is a goalkeeping expert who gained experiences in the USA, in England, in the Netherlands and in New Zealand (goalkeeper coach women national team). In 2018 he started working in the academy of TSG Hoffenheim, Bundesliga. From 2020 to 2021 he was first-team goalkeeper coach of FC Burnley. Since summer 2021 he is responsible for the first-team goalkeepers of Borussia Mönchengladbach. Currently he is also coaching the goalkeepers of the American national team.

Christian Weigl

Expert for strength and conditioning

Christian studied sports science and then completed his physiotherapy training. From 2006 to 2008 he was responsible for athletics at Borussia Mönchengladbach in the youth and U23 area. Afterwards he was strength and conditioning coach of the Gladbach professionals for seven years. Since 2015 he has been employed by TSG Hoffenheim as 1st team strength and conditioning coach. Christian has trained some top keepers including Ter Stegen, Baumann, Sommer and Kobel.

Nadine Angerer

Expert for goalkeeping in women`s soccer

Nadine is one of the most successful footballers in the world - she is a World Champion, European Champion became Europe's Footballer of the Year and also World Footballer. Since 2016, she has been goalkeeping coach of Portland Thorns FC in the National Women's Soccer League in the USA. She is currently goalkeeping coach of the Swiss women's national team.

Pierre Weinberger

Expert for goalkeeping in children´s soccer

Pierre studied sports and was active for 3 years in the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim soccer school as a goalkeeper coach, where he inspired many children for the goalkeeping game. Since 2018, he is the main goalkeeper coach for all Hoffenheim goalkeepers from the children's perspective team to the U13.


Rene Stampler

DACH region

Rene is a Goalkeeping Development supporter and expert from the very beginning. He was Head of Goalkeeping at Austrian club SC Kalsdorf for several years and now works at JAZ GU-Süd. The enthusiastic goalkeeper coach has great expertise in the field of data tracking, has written a diploma thesis on football athletics with a focus on the goalkeeper and is a speaker in Germany and Austria at associations and training courses.

Milosz Gladoch

Eastern Europe

Milosz is the founder of the famous International Goalkeeper Coaching Workshop (IGCW) - the biggest Goalkeeping Congress in Europe. He was Head of Goalkeeping at FC Wrocław Academy for many years with big success in making spectacular transfers to clubs of great format from a small club. Since 2022 he is Head of Goalkeeping and Methodology at Śląsk Wrocław.

Andrey Shpilev


Andrey has been working as a goalkeeper coach for 7 years in the academy of FC Ural. During this time, four of his goalkeepers signed contracts with professional teams. Since December 2014 he is first-team goalkeeper coach at FC Ural, Russian Premier League. At the same time, Andrey heads the goalkeeping department at the academy, which has become popular in Russia and has earned a reputation as one of the leading ones for training young goalkeepers.

Saleh Mahdi


Saleh is a former international goalkeeper for Kuwait National Team. He is A-license coach and AFC Goalkeeping Coaching Certificate Level 3. He worked at Falcons Academy for six years and as a goalkeeper coach for Kuwait National Team U-19. Since 2020 Saleh is first-team goalkeeper coach at Kuwait Premier League club al-Nasr SC.

Phil Wheddon


Phil is the only coach to serve on the staffs of both the Men’s and Women’s National Teams USA and attend FIFA World Cups with each team. He has trained some of the best goalkeepers in the world, including Hope Solo, Brianna Scurry, Tim Howard and Kasey Keller to name a few. Phil has been a U.S. National Licensing instructor since 2001, teaching the National Goalkeeping License and other USSF courses for over a decade. He is currently the goalkeeper coach for the Philadelphia Union organization.

Everaldo Santana

South America

Everaldo Santana is a former professional goalkeeper who played in Brazilian football. He has an academic background in Physical Education and is certified with the B license for goalkeeper training by the ATFA (Association of Football Coaches of Argentina). He started in 2012 at Ceará Sporting Club as a goalkeeper coach in the U13, U15 and U20 teams. In 2014 he was promoted to the professional team of Ceará Sporting Club where he currently works.

Valdir Bardi


Valdir Bardi is goalkeeper coach with AFC C license and ATFA (CONMEBOL) goalkeeper B license. He has worked as a goalkeeper coach in 6 different countries in the past and is the co-founder of, the biggest blog for goalkeepers in Brazil.

Mostafa Mahmoud


Mostafa Mahmoud was a goalkeeper himself before embarking on the path of a professional goalkeeper coach in one of Egypt's most modern and successful academies at professional club ZED FC. He has helped develop Egypt's top goalkeeping talent in the past at top international academies such as Real Madrid Academy and Anderlecht Academy.

James Bannatyne


James Bannatyne is a former New Zealand international and professional goalkeeper. One of his greatest sporting successes is participation in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. He is currently working with Oceania Football Confederation leading goalkeeper development and coach education. James also worked with the Red Bull Global Football project as Head of Goalkeeping with Red Bull Ghana.