Winter 2023 - 2024
Youth Goalie Training Programs
Continue to improve your goalkeeping skills during the 2023 - 2024 winter, every Saturday from 12pm - 1pm at Sportsplex in Tonawanda.
Our training program is open to goalkeepers of all levels, born between 2014 and 2006, U10 through U18. The first session takes place on December 2, the final session is on March 20.
Sing up for 8 or 16 sessions.
The fee for 16 sessions is $299
The fee for 8 sessions $199
The goalkeepers will be divided by skill level and age.
To learn what goalies can expect during our training sessions, look at the article on the right; What to Expect at Goalie Training.
Our coaching staff consists of specialized goalkeeper coaches who have experience at all levels of soccer.
Spots are limited, so don't wait too long with registering. Click on this LINK to secure a spot.
Questions? Send us an email.
We are excited to announce our partnership with Mauer Athletics, producer of outstanding, trendy, affordable goalkeeper gloves. Check out the Mauer website and don't forget to use the 20% discount code: RPSGK1 mauerathletics.com
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
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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