Residential Goalkeeper Camps


Goalkeeping is a unique position in the game of soccer and requires specialized training to develop the goalkeeping skills, self confidence and toughness to be the team’s last line of defense and first point of attack.To be effective in the position, goalkeepers need to be well trained technically and tactically to integrate into the team’s defense. The goalkeeper is the leader and communicator.The design of Soccer Academy’s goalkeeper training will develop goalkeepers to be decision makers. The program is designed to be progressive based upon the age, ability and experience of the individual goalkeeper.

Dynamic Training

Fundamentals of Goalkeeping:

  • Stance, footwork, ball handling
  • Angles and positioning
  • Shot stopping: catching, diving, and deflecting
  • Ball distribution: throwing and punting
  • 1 v 1 breakaways
  • Crossed balls

Physical Training:

  • Warm-up and cool-down
  • Conditioning and nutrition
  • Injury prevention
  • Strength, agility, and quickness

Functional Training:

  • Communication
  • Systems of marking
  • Organizing the defense
  • Controlling the box
  • Principles of defense

Team Play:

  • Match play situations
  • Leadership and confidence
  • Maintaining a positive attitude
  • Poise and maturity
  • Keeping focus

Self-Management:

  • Self-evaluation and setting goals
  • Video analysis
  • Learning from mistakes
  • Developing a training plan

 

 

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 2017 Residential Dates

 

Champions Camps $645 ($415 Extended Day)

July 16 - 20            University of Mary Washington

July 23-27              University of Mary Washington

July 30- August 3   Randolph Macon Academy

August 6-10           Randolph Macon Academy

Elite Camp  $680 ($415 Extended Day)

July 23-27              University of Mary Washington

Junior Elite Camps  $680 ($415 Extended Day)

July 16 - 20    University of Mary Washington

August 6-10    Randolph Macon Academy

 Extended Day - this option suits people who live locally to the camp. It includes everything a Resident Camper gets apart from overnight stay and breakfast. The players arrive after breakfast (around 8.15am) and leave at around 8.30pm each day. The first day they come at registration with everyone else and the last day they leave at noon with everyone else.

* There is a $25 fee for the goalkeeping option.