Ashtyn Franks (GK) is currently training at the Muelle and Quesada complexes in San Carlos, Costa Rica and playing with the San Carlos women’s team which is currently being coached by Norman Corrales, Head Coach and Frank Carrillo, GK Coach. Coach Carrillo had the pleasure of coaching and developing current Real Madrid GK, Keylor Navas (GK). He is held in high regard for the specific training within the GK position.
“Being invited to train in Costa Rica was an honor. I learned so much about the culture of the country and their love for futbol. Training was hard, sometimes 6 hours a day in wind, rain, fog, storms and heat! I know I improved my technical training at the Academia de Porertos of Frank Carrillo. The one on one instruction and the training techniques were invaluable. Training with Norman Corrales and the Atheltico de Deportiva de San Carlos Feminino team really helped me understand another country’s passion for soccer. They went to school, practiced at lunch, went back to school and then practiced until dark 4 days a week and played games on the weekend. It’s a memory I will never forget. I absolutely loved the experience, improved my game, created friends and the memories will last a lifetime.” Ashtyn Franks, 1999/00 Pre-Academy Girls.
“For Ashtyn to have this opportunity is tremendous for her own development in preparation for the new fall season. Everything she has learned and the hard work will definitely help her progress this season individually. We look forward to having her compete for the club this season.” Benn Fernie, 1999/00 Pre-Academy Head Coach.
“Ashtyn is an extremely good goalkeeper that is fast, explosive and fearless. She has the ability with another year of training to be able to compete for an invite to a national team camp. I’d like to continue training her here in Costa Rica” Frank Carrillo, GK Coach.
“Her ability to get up and down quickly is excellent. Her reaction and reflexes are elite and her desire to improve daily is what really impressed me. She has the blood of a champion and trained hard every day. She has the spirit and commitment you need. I would welcome her back to play her in Costa Rica whenever she is ready. The sky is the limit for Ashtyn.” Norman Corrales – Head Coach AD San Carlos Women.