Goalkeeper Academy

Summer Day Camps - Goalkeeping Academy

Registration Now Available for 2020

Camp dates are confirmed and some locations. We have given previous locations in the description on the registration system list - you don't have to register to see the list. Once the locations are confirmed we wil add a full list here with locations. 

Receive a 50% discount per camp if you sign up before end of March. This is a per camp, per person discount. Discount is taken at checkout. 

All camps have the option of 9.00am-noon or 9.00am to 3.30pm apart from Patriot Park which is 9.00am-noon only. Must be 7 years old to register for 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.

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