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2018/19 Winter Goalkeeper Academy

2018/19 Winter Goalkeeper Program

We are proud to announce our Goalkeepers program for Winter 2018/19. Our program will be run by our dedicated OSA qualified staff who between them have more than 20+ years experience of the game from Academy right up to Professional level - They understand the demands and requirements of this unique position.

As well as oversight from our Technical Director, a former elite level goalkeeper of more than 10+ years, we believe we have created a program that will develop, challenge and motivate our players. 

 

Overview

Dates:

  • Starts 22nd October 2018 
  • Final Session 10th December 2018

Sessions:

  • All sessions held at Gloucester Superdome Field 1
  • 6pm to 7pm - U9-U13
  • 7pm to 8pm - U14-U18
  • Maximum Number Of Registrations Per Group Is 8 & Will Be On A First Come First Served Basis

Cost: 

  • $120 Early Bird Rate  (Until September 23rd, 2018)
  • $140 Regular Rate (September 24th, 2018 onwards)

Program Fee Includes:

  • 1 Weekly Dome Session
  • GK Academy T-Shirt
  • Insurance & Registration with OSA
  • Facility & Coaches Cost

 

If there is one certainty in soccer, it is this: The quickest road to becoming a winning soccer team is to have a great goalkeeper.

"I'm sorry, but until my last day as a coach, I will try to play from my goalkeeper." - Pep Guardiola


Former Hornets Goalkeeper Kayza Massey Featuring For Ghana's National Soccer Team.

Curriculum

The Goalkeeper Program curriculum is based on 4 essential key areas.

Technical: footwork, handling, diving, high balls, positioning, distribution, and communication.

Physical: Balance, coordination, speed, agility, endurance, strength and flexibility.

Mental: increase effectiveness under pressure; dealing effectively with mistakes, setbacks and criticism; maintaining self-confidence; effective decision making; bravery, concentration; motivation and discipline.

Tactical: developing a better understanding of the game; initiating attacks; commanding the penalty area; preparing for set pieces; development of outfield skills and overall tactical awareness.