Rudy Pompert Soccer
U9 - U11 Goalkeeper School
In partnership with the Buffalo Futures soccer program, we are now offering a U9 through U11 goalie training program.
It takes place every Monday from 5.30pm - 6.30pm at Sportsplex in Tonawanda!
The first session is on November 7
Go to this LINK for more information and to register!
GET READY FOR THE OUTDOOR SEASON NOW!
Click Here to register for the 8 week preseason training program.
Even though most of the grass in WNY is still hidden under a white carpet of snow, the start of the outdoor soccer season is actually just around the corner when you look at the calendar.
For all goalkeepers U12 - U18, who want to make 2023 their best soccer season ever, we are offering a challenging and fun eight week goalie training program that starts on Saturday March 11 and ends on Saturday April 29 to get you ready.
The sessions run from 11am - 12/noon.
If you want to find out what makes our training so special, please read the article What To Expect At Goalie Training.
Slowly Introducing The Term Goal Player
Since 1992, when the rule changed and goalies could no longer pick up the ball with their hands after a back pass, the role and requirements for the goalkeeper have drastically changed.
Once only a shot stopper, the goalie must nowadays also be able to act as a field player when his or her team is in ball possession. The goalkeeper has an important task during all four phases of the game and the job of a goalie has become much more complex.
The term Goal Player describes the position of a modern goalie much better. This coming year we will slowly but surely start using that term and make it part of our soccer language.
What to Expect at Goalie Training
A soccer game can be divided into four main moments; Attacking, Defending and the two moments of Transition. During these four moments, the modern soccer goalie has very specific jobs to do. The goalie must save shots (Defending), pass the ball to a teammate accurately (Attacking) and quickly move into the right position after a change of possession (Transition). During all these moments the goalie also has to be a verbal leader and a coach.
At our training sessions, goalies will work on their role in all those moments.
We have broken the job down in four specific training topics;
A. Saving Shots, B. Intercepting Through Balls/Dealing with a Breakaway/1v1, C. High/Low Crosses, and D. Distribution.
We rotate these four topics every training session.
However, when the main topic of a session is for example Distribution, the goalie will still work on all the other aspects of goalkeeping too. Distribution could be coupled on High Crosses from the Flanks and Saving Shots. Each training activity will be in a game setting and consist of several game realistic actions.
With this training approach, we are able to create well-rounded, modern soccer goalies. And every training session is full of variation and therefore exciting and fun!
Train at Home
Below find some great videos that will give you ideas about what you can do by yourself in the backyard, in the park or on a neighborhood field. Enjoy!
Video 1: Warming Up without Ball
Video 2: Warming Up with Ball
Video 3: Footwork & Agility
Video 4: Training - Falling, Diving, High Balls
Video 5: Distribution
J4K CANADA PRESENTATION: HOW TO BECOME A BETTER GOALIE
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ABOUT OUR SOCCER SCHOOL
RPS offers clinics, camps, individual and small group training sessions for soccer goalies of all levels and ages; from youth goalies age nine to the senior level; from recreational to college and pro level goalkeepers.
We will also set up goalie training programs for soccer
clubs who are looking for help with their goalkeepers.
Don't hesitate to contact RPS for more information.
EVERY DAY IS A CHANCE TO GET BETTER
Dear Soccer Friends,
Thank you very much for visiting my website. I hope that you will find all the information you were looking for. If you have any additional questions or comments, don't hesitate to contact me right away.
I am very excited about all the new goalie training programs and events that will be offered to soccer goalies in Western New York year round. It is my goal to improve the quality of goalkeeping in our area, transfer the passion that I have for the goalie position to future generations, and for all of us to have a very positive experience, while working as hard as we can to improve our skills.
Goalie was the only position I wanted to play. And to improve my skills, I started 'studying' top goalies from a very young age. During my playing days, I started to attend coaching courses of the KNVB, the Dutch Soccer Association, because I knew that I wanted to pass my experience, knowledge and passion on to future generations. I have been lucky to have been mentored by some world renowned goalie coaches and seen top soccer goalies at work from very close by. Over the past 25 years I have trained and coached goalies of all levels and ages, from House League level to world class professionals and I look forward to continue to do so for many more years.
I look forward to seeing you at the field soon!
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