Goalkeeping Program

The FC Boston Girls Goalkeeping Program focuses on developing girl goalkeepers from Youth-U18. The purpose of our program is to provide our goalkeepers with position specific training with an increased technical, tactical, physical and psychological focus. Emphasis will be placed on developing good fundamentals and preparation for the demands of the goalkeeper position.

MISSION

Our mission is to treat every goalkeeper as a specialist on the field and provide the skills they need to achieve to their highest potential in a rewarding, age specific and competitive environment.

TRAINING CURRICULUM

Our Training Curriculum is built to fit any goalkeeper of any age and ability. From the beginner to the advanced goalkeeper, it will challenge each and every goalkeeper to exceed and excel beyond their own expectations, and help each individual become and well-rounded and polished goalkeeper.

TECHNICAL TRAINING

- Stance/ Set Position

- Footwork

- Handling/Catching

- Angle Play and Positioning

- Low and Mid-range

Collapse Dives

- Breakaways

- Crosses/ Wing Play

- Full Extension Diving

- Distribution and Back Passes

- Boxing/ Parrying- Full Extension Diving

- Distribution and Back Passes

- Boxing/ Parrying

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAINING

- Willing to Play Goal

- Competitiveness

- Self Confidence

- Bravery

- Unflappable

-Concentration

-Courage

-Leadership

-Decision Making

-Composure

-Discipline-Discipline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHYSICAL TRAINING

- Explosive Power + Jumping

- Athleticism

-Anaerobic Fitness

-Aerobic Fitness

-Agility

-Balance and Coordination

-Speed and Flexibility

-Strength

-Flexibility

-Reflexes

-Upper/Lower Body Strength

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TACTICAL TRAINING

-Appropriate Angle Play

-Solid Decision making

-Game Reading Ability

-Organization of Team

                  Defensive Setups

                  Set Pieces

                  Counter Attacks

- Smart Distribution 

   Decisions

Tactical Positioning on:

                  -Shot-stopping

                  -Wing-play

                  -Wide Angle Play

                  -Keeper Sweeper

Tactical Positioning on:

                  -Shot-stopping

                  -Wing-play

                  -Wide Angle Play

                  -Keeper-Sweeper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information or questions regarding our specialized goalkeeping program contact Goalkeeping Director; Darren Burke at DarrenBurke@FCBoston.org