When: 3 Sunday sessions, 9/13, 9/27 & 10/11, from 5pm to 6:30pm. (10/18 may be used as a rain date if needed.)
Where: Royal Oaks Elementary School soccer field.
What to bring: appropriate GK attire, cleats, shin guards, water, ball, goalie gloves (optional).
Questions: Contact Charles Lindsey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello SPSC families,
Our Club is very excited to invite all SPSC U11-U14 goalkeepers to three action-packed evenings of training—for FREE!
Join our international Challenger coaches Mark, Ben and Tati, along with our homegrown goalkeeping coaches Andy Albright, Julie Lindsey and Charles Lindsey, for a combined 4.5 hours of activities designed to develop a goalkeeper’s technical skills, tactical awareness and psychological resilience. Each night will focus on two or three specific skills, starting with fundamentals such as set stance, basket and contour catches, positioning and high saves and progressing to more advanced skills like the front smother, collapse dives and point blank saves. Exact curriculum for each session will be determined by the number and ages of participants. Each session will likely wrap up with a favorite activity of any keeper who’s played it, GOALIE WARS!
Registration for the 2015 Fall Goalkeeper Academy is now open and is FREE of charge! Space is limited; so participants must register in order to guarantee a spot and to help our coaches plan sessions. Participants must currently be on an SPSC U11-U14 co-ed or girls team.
Last fall (2014) our new Director of Coaching (U4-U12), Charles Lindsey, organized a 3-session Goalkeeper Academy that spanned a good portion of the fall 2014 season. The outstanding success of this Academy has refueled the demand for more keeper-specific training in our Club.
This year, SPSC's Director of Coaching (U13+), Mike McIntosh, has organized a two-day Goalkeeper Coaching Clinic in July through the National Soccer Coaching Association of America (NSCAA). At least 5 coaches from SPSC are scheduled to attend this 2-day clinic on training keepers. The Club's intent is to have a number of SPSC coaches trained so that we can continue to expand our goalkeeper offerings on a regular basis. Families can expect Goalkeeper Academies to be a regular offering in both the fall and spring seasons. The Club will also explore the demand for and feasibility of providing a summer Goalkeeper Academy perhaps as soon as summer of 2016.
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