Goalkeeping Program

The NSGSC Goalkeeping Program focuses on introducing and refining technical skills aligned with physical preparation and movements related to this position. For the most specialized player on the field, this program offers a thoughtful and detailed plan to fit the goalkeeper's unique needs and covers a holistic approach.

Goalkeeping is an extremely important component of the game and NSGSC is passionate about providing the opportunity for our players to excel in this role on their teams.

The NSGSC Goalkeeping Program will be led by a specialized goalkeeper coach and League 1 BC Gk’s, that will be able to provide valuable goalkeeper specific knowledge and techniques to help grow and develop players who are interested in pursuing this position on the field.

The Goalkeeping Program will focus on specific goalkeeping techniques from our goalkeeping coaches Nick Riccardi and Kelsey Fisher.

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2024/25 Fall Program Details Coming Soon!

Register for the Spring Program Below:
Ages: U9-U18 players
Dates: April 9 - June 11 (10 sessions)
Day: Thursdays
Times:
  • U9-U11 (2013-2015 born): Tuesdays @ 5:30-6:30 PM
  • U12+ (2006-2012 born): Tuesdays @ 6:30-7:30 PM

Location: Windsor Turf End Zone
Cost: $120

Technical Focus

  • Power Step (Focused) and diving
  • Angle play and positioning (reactions and rebound control)
  • Distribution
  • Establishing a routine (what is a pre-game warm-up?)
  • Footwork
  • Getting Set/Ready
  • Diving techniques and planting
  • Forward collapse
  • Body position
  • Crosses
  • Rebounds
  • Aspects of fitness
  • Passing with both feet
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What Level Are you?

EMERGING SKILLS

Recommended: U8-U10

  • New?
  • Unsure?
  • Nervous?

This is the perfect level for you.  You will be introduced to diving techniques and catching.  You will work to develop footwork and getting your hands out for the save.

DEVELOPING SKILLS

Recommended: U10-U13

  • Need a refresher of the basics?
  • Want to learn how to attack the ball?

This level works with you on the foundations you have already established and pushes you to extend yourself.  You will continue to work on diving and catching but will be challenged to utilize the power step and attack the ball.

BROADENING SKILLS

Recommended: U13+

  • Have been a goalkeeper for a few years?
  • Have a good understanding of the basics?
  • Have the desire to extend yourself?

This level will focus on solidifying your basic techniques and challenging you to extend your dive technically.  We will be exploring angles and how the power step helps make a save.  Reactions and distribution will be part of this curriculum.  You will work on developing strength and agility as well as reactions.

TECHNICAL FOCUS

  • Basics of catching
  • Basics of diving
  • Forward collapse*
  • Body position
  • Movement in the goal
  • Hand-Eye Coordination
  • Balance
  • Getting Set/Ready

TECHNICAL FOCUS

  • Getting Set/Ready
  • Diving technique (
  • Soft hand catching
  • Forward collapse
  • Body position
  • Crosses
  • Rebounds
  • Aspects of fitness
  • 1 touch receiving / passing with both feet

TECHNICAL FOCUS

  • Power Step (Focused) and diving
  • Angle play and positioning (reactions and rebound control)
  • Distribution
  • Establishing a routine (what is a pre-game warm-up?)
  • Footwork
  • Fear of failure and mental toughness (“classroom” session)

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