The Nepean Hotspurs Goalkeepers Program provides goalkeepers with the opportunity to learn the fundamentals required to be top class goalkeepers. The Program focuses on developing goalkeepers to be an active player on the field of play by introducing activities and techniques necessary to make them an asset to the team.
Each keeper will be evaluated on an ongoing basis throughout the training, with the goal to help each player reach their highest potential. The sessions are 1 hour in length, and run once per week for 15 weeks (May to the end of August). The program costs $160 per goalkeeper.
Junior Level – U9 to U12
The Junior Level will focus on working the keepers through the various fundamental activities, making the sessions enjoyable yet demanding. Each session includes work on individual goalkeeper’s technique and work within team structure and team play.
Goalkeepers Program begins with the basics of goalkeeper training which include:
- Proper positioning
- Proper hand placement when catching a ball
- Proper body positioning when receiving a ball, straight on, on the ground and in the air
- Proper foot techniques when receiving and delivering a ball with both feet
- Diving fundamentals
- One vs. One
- Dead ball situations
- Throwing techniques
- Punting techniques
Senior Level – U13 to U18
The Senior Level of the Nepean Hotspurs Goalkeepers Program builds on the solid foundation of the Junior Level Goalkeepers Program. The Senior level training includes:
- Attacking the ball
- Increased Fitness
- Game tactics
- Defensive distribution
- Work ethic