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Goalkeeping 2018-08-29T12:30:56+00:00

GOALKEEPING ACADEMY

Greater Seattle Surf’s Goalkeeping (GK) Academy provides high intensity training with a high workout rate. Emphasis is placed on catching and footwork. Keepers are put through high intensity repetition technical workouts, which also include keeper-specific conditioning and mental training.

Our GK academy motto is “Make the basic saves right first!”

GK Academy includes:
– 2x a week mandatory age-group specific training unless worked out with coach ie. before a big tournament/game
– Team specific training incorporating 3-4 teams so that GK’s can get into more game realistic situations
– Monthly classroom instruction
– Quarterly guest GK coaching clinics
– Multiple GK coaches at each session
– Coordination with team Head Coaches so they know what the GK coaches are instructing and language used to be able to reinforce what is being taught
– GK Academy coaches observe matches for on-going assessments

Typical Training Session:
– 15min GSS club-wide Warm up
– 10 min Group Demo on topic part 1 (activity and coaching points)
– 30 min Break into groups
– 5 min Group Demo on topic part 2 (activity and coaching points)
– 30 min Break into groups
*with multiple water breaks

GOALKEEPING ACADEMY CURRICULUM FALL/WINTER 2018

July: Handling – Basic intro (contour, basket, smother) plus GK conditioning
August: Footwork – Basic intro (quick feet, drop step, stance, Dive step) plus GK conditioning
September: Contour Catching – In depth (point blank saves, high balls, dives) plus GK conditioning
October: Basket Catch and Footwork – In Depth (when to use, body position, control)
November: Smother  – In Depth (when to use, difference between basket, body position, timing of going down)
December: Distribution (kicks, punts, bounce, throws) Communication (directing back line, set up wall, corner kicks, pressure situations)

GOALKEEPING ACADEMY STAFF

Goalkeeping Academy Director
Val Seid
val.seid@gssurfsc.org

Goalkeeping Academy Coach
Emily Evanson
emily.evanson@gssurfsc.org

Goalkeeping Academy Coach
Molly Stinson
molly.stinson@gssurfsc.org

Goalkeeping Academy Coach
Kary Whitney
kary.whitney@gssurfsc.org