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Goalkeeper Training

Spring 2023 Schedule

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Register via Paypal

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Sunday Goalkeeper Training Dates:

  • February 12

  • February 19

  • February 26

  • March 5

  • March 12

  • March 19

  • March 26

  • April 2

Program Overview

Our goalkeeper program will run for 8 weeks starting the week of February 6. All sessions will take place on Magnuson Field #5.

The goalkeeper program is free of charge for all 2012 and older (U11 - U19) goalkeepers who regularly play at least a half per game in goal. Program cost for the 2015 - 2013 age group is $120 and program will be prorated if players have to miss due to a game clash. 

2014 - 2013 goalkeepers can register at the Paypal link above. 2012 and older goalkeepers can register by emailing our Director of Coaching Conor Walshe at

For age groups that we have offered multiple time slots, we'd request that a player selects one day and keeps to that schedule. For 2013-2014 goalkeepers who miss a session due to a game clash will have their program cost prorated (just email Oisin at at the end of the program with the instance when this occurred).


We have limited spots available so players should only attend one session per week to ensure everyone who wishes to take part in the program can do so. Finally, we ask that goalkeepers make every effort to attend all sessions in the 8 week program in the interests of getting the most out of the training curriculum.


The Seattle Celtic goalkeeper program will focus on the four key components of the game (Technical, Tactical, Psychological, Physical) and how they relate to the goalkeeper position. 


From a psychological standpoint, developing good self-confidence and an ability to handle pressure will be some of the areas focussed on. The Physical component of the training will look at the importance the warm-up and cool-down, as well as improving flexibility and co-ordination. 


From a technical and tactical point of view, we will focus on four key goalkeeping roles:


1. Shot Stopping  

Catching, deflecting, parrying


Saving on the move

Saving in 1 v 1 situations

Saving penalties


2. Reading of the game

Dealing with through-balls

Dealing with crosses  


3. Distribution

Throwing and kicking techniques

Building from the back and counter-attacking

Dealing with back-passes


4.Organization of the defense

Communication during play

Communication on set-pieces

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