Goalkeeper Academy

Summer Day Camps - Goalkeeping Academy

Details coming soon for 2018!

 

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.

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-Management:

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

 

 

 

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