Goalkeeper Training Term 1
TERM 1 REGISTRATIONS STILL OPEN!!!
Goalkeeper Training is for players who are interested in learning about the most unique position in football. We focus on coaching the role of the goalkeeper in odern football, handling, catching, striking the ball, diving, 1on1s and positioning.
Players aged from 8-50
Time of Day
Dev Squads Train From 4-9pm depending on what age group you are in.
Time of Year
Term 1 Dev Squads: Friday 5th of Feb – Friday 2nd of April
Winter Season Dev Squads: Friday 24th of April to Friday 27th of April* (end of winter season)
Summer Football Dev Squad: Friday 30th of 3rd to Friday 17th of December
St Mattews Farm
Simply scroll down to the bottom of this, punch in your age group, day and time and away we go
The position of goalkeeper is considered by many people as the most important position on the field. A good goalkeeper can often be the difference between holding onto a point or potentially holding onto all 3. Goalkeeping as well has developed into a discipline that is so much more than just a shot stopper. There is an expectation at higher levels that goalkeepers are actively involved in build up play rather than simply just there to stop a shot.
Many kids want to play goalkeeper and who could blame them, they see their idols flying through the air to save balls going into the top corner, they see keepers coming out and punching crosses and lastly see them send balls 70+ meters long into the opposition half from a drop punt. It all looks so simple. But as Mike Tyson once said “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face”. Goalkeeping is no different unfortunately most players really want to be in goals until they get a ball smashed at them or they concede a goal. Goalkeeping is not for the faint of heart if you make a mistake you are more than likely you are going to concede a goal.
That is why at Strikers in 2021 we have come up with what we are calling our Golden Glove goalkeeper training where players who are interested in goalkeeping can come down and learn how to do it properly. No more shall we see goalkeepers sitting on the goal line like a statue when our players have the ball! No more shall we see players not using their hands when they can just pick the ball up! And No more shall we watch as a player stands with their legs open wider than the harbor bridge as they try and pick up the ball only to have it go through the hands and role agonizingly slowly through the legs for a goal.
We shall teach players interested in learning how to
- Catch the ball safely and correctly
- Get their body behind the ball just in case they don’t catch it
- Position themselves both in and out of possession
- Roll/throw the ball out
- Parry the ball
- Kick the ball from the ground or hands (older age groups only)
- Defend 1v1s inside and outside of the box
- To communicate and organize defenders
Sign up now and give yourself or your child the confidence that when needed they can step up to the plate and make a difference for their team.
If you do wish to partake in more than 1 session a week you will have to make contact with us as we currently do not have the systems in place to automatically change the price. For the discount to be applied what we will nedd you to do i s sign up for the 1st session and lock that in place. Make contact with us and we will then send you a coupon code for you to apply. Then you will need to go back and sign up for the second session and apply the coupon code. We are currently looking at a couple of options to streamline this process but at this time this is the best option.