Goalkeeper Academy

Summer Day Camps - Goalkeeping Academy

 Come sharpen your Goalkeeping skills at one of our Academy Day Goalkeeping Camps

Summer 2017 Dates

Sign up before the end of March and save 50% off any of our Day Camps in NOVA! 

Sign up before the end of April and save 25% off any of our Day Camps in NOVA!

Date Camp Name Location Cost Age
June 26-30 Academy Day Camp E.C. Lawrence $190-$245 5-13
June 26-30 Goalkeeping E.C. Lawrence $195-$245 9-13
June 26-30 Junior Premier E.C. Lawrence $195-$245 9-13
July 10-14 Academy Day Camp E.C. Lawrence $190-$245 5-13
July 10-14 Goalkeeping E.C. Lawrence $195-$245 9-13
July 10-14 Footskills and Fast Footwork E.C. Lawrence $195-$245 9-13
July 31 - August 4 Academy Day Camp Arrowhead Park $190 5-13
August 7-11 Academy Day Camp E.C. Lawrence  $190-$245 5-13
August 7-11 Goalkeeping E.C. Lawrence  $195-$245 9-13
August 7-11 Footskills and Fast Footwork E.C. Lawrence $195-$245 9-13
August 14-18 Academy Day Camp Poplar Tree $190 5-13
August 14-18 Goalkeeping Poplar Tree  $195 9-13
August 14-18 Junior Premier Poplar Tree $195 9-13
August 14-18 Shooting and Finishing Poplar Tree $195 9-13

All camps apart from Arrowhead and Poplar Tree will have the option of 9.00am-Noon (Half Day) or 9.00am-3.30pm (Full Day)

For specialist camps (Goalkeeping, Junior Premier and Footskills and Fast Footwork) the players who elect to stay full day will be placed with the rest of the camp in the afternoon in age appropriate groups.

# The times for the camp are as follows

Sunday 6.00-8.30pm
Monday through Wednesday 8.30am-4.00pm
Thursday 8.30am-noon

The camp includes lunch Monday through Wednesday

Goalkeeping is a unique position in the game of soccer and requires specialized training to develop the goalkeeping set of skills. To be effective in the position, goalkeepers need self confidence and toughness to be the team’s last line of defense and first point of attack, and 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 better decision makers. The program is designed to be progressive based upon the age, ability and experience of the individual goalkeeper.



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




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