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Goalkeeper Training

Beginner Goalkeeper Instruction (To be determined if it is offered this season)

When: TBD
Who: Open to ALL 10U - 14U Players, both Boys and Girls
What: An introduction to what it is, “to Be a Keeper”

Advanced AYSO Coaches

Who are: Certified AYSO Goalkeeper, Coaches; and/or, United Soccer Coaches, Goalkeeper Coaches will oversee the Training Session. This Instruction Course is designed for players wanting to further their knowledge, skills, and techniques as a Goalkeeper.

Instruction Course:

This is a Season long Instructional course for players. We will be focusing on fundamentals of Goalkeeping, Technique, warm-ups, and Distributions. All leading to Tactical decision making and play. Each week will recap and build off the previous as we expand the Technical, Tactical, and Knowledge base of the Player Goalkeeper.

Training Topics will include:

Warm-up Exercises

-good fundamental warmups, and dynamic warmups


-the Contour Catch (both the “W” and the “Diamond” catch technique), the Side-Contour, the High-Counter, the Basket catch, the Front Smother, the Basket catch to front smother, the Collapse Dive, and the Tip Over


-the Bowl Throw, the Sling Throw, the Overhand Sling Throw, Goal Kicks, Volleys, Half-Volleys, Side-Volleys, and quick Goal Kick restarts


-Walls, Corners, Direct Free Kicks, Indirect Free Kicks, Counter Attacks, Crosses and Cutbacks, 1v1 and 1v2 scenarios


-the Shuffle, the Mini-Shuffle, the Crossover Shuffle, and the Diagonal Run

Commanding Presence

-Communicating effectively, and Keeper Challenges

Gamesmanship and the Laws of the Game

-How to apply and use the Laws to your benifit

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PO Box 11452 
Prescott, Arizona 86304

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