Goalkeeper Training

Fall 2022 Schedule

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Register via Paypal

Program Overview

Our goalkeeper program will run for 8 weeks* starting the week of September 26 and ending on November 20. Sessions will last 55 minutes. (* Monday's program will run for 7 weeks and kick off on Monday October 3). 

The goalkeeper program is free of charge for all 2010 and older (U13 - U19) goalkeepers who regularly play at least a half per game in goal. Program cost for the 2015 - 2011 age group is $120 and program will be prorated if players have to miss due to a game clash. 

2015 - 2011 goalkeepers can register at the Paypal link above. 2010 and older goalkeepers can register by emailing our Director of Coaching Conor Walshe at conor@seattleceltic.com.

For age groups that we have offered multiple time slots, we'd request that a player selects one day and keeps to that schedule unless they have a game clash. 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.

Session location may change slightly from week to week and players will be notified of the specific Magnuson field they will be on at least a week in advance. 

Goalie Coaches

Monday: Luke

Tuesday: Luke

Friday: Shane and Ryan

Sundays: Cam, Luke and Ryan

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

Positioning

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