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Where: Merle Logan Turf, Nanaimo
When: Monday April 8th 2019 - June 10th 2019
Times: U9 - U13 @ 5:30 - 6:45pm
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Nanaimo United club goalkeepers have an opportunity to take part in our goalkeeper academy which runs alongside our regular academy on Monday nights. This 8 week program covers many fundamental aspects of goalkeeping in a fun environment where young players can develop their passion for playing goalkeeper!
For the U9-U13 age group, the Academy will provide an introduction to goalkeeper. The approach for this group is to work and develop the fundamentals of the position. There will be a strong technical focus in the following areas:
Receiving the ball: Goalkeepers will learn different techniques for receiving the ball into the body from various heights (low, mid, and chest height balls). A large part of this component is allowing the goalkeeper to develop their "set position", which will they are balanced and able to move towards the ball in an athletic way.
Collapsing and diving technique: Goalkeepers will learn proper diving technique that allows them to make contact with the ground in a safe and efficient way to save the ball. The focus of this component is to develop a strong understand of how to "attack the ball" from service on the ground or in the air.
Footwork and handling: In order for the goalkeeper to defend their goal, it is essential that they develop the balance and agility required to move in an athletic way in the goal. The Academy will have a strong focus on foot speed and coordination in order for the development of fundamental movement skills for the position.
The GK academy will be run by club Goalkeeper Lead Geoff Hackett and his goalkeeping staff. Each goalkeeper will receive a jersey and a pair of gloves.
Nanaimo United FC
2300 Bowen Road
February Office Hours
Sun & Mon: Closed
Tues-Fri: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
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