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2018 Winter Academy: U10-U14 Goalkeeping School (Sunday @ WAHS, 11:00-12:00 noon)
January 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
2018 Winter Academy: U10-U14 Goalkeeping School (Sunday @ WAHS, 11:00 am-12:00 noon)
This Academy is Available to all Interested U10-U14 Goalkeepers (players born 2004-2009).
Welcome to the SOCA 2018 Winter Academy
The Academy offers a focused training environment that is age and skill appropriate. Typically each goalkeeper training session will be composed of individual technical skill development, small group training activities specific to the daily topic, and group competitive instructional games. Academy instruction is provided by qualified goalkeeping instructors and SOCA staff coaches. Each Academy is limited in size to ensure appropriate coach-to-player ratio. Each player will receive a Winter Academy T-shirt. Each program will run for six consecutive weeks meeting once per week at the same day, location and time, with a reserved make-up date in the event of inclement weather cancelation.
U10-U14 Goalkeeping School Winter Academy
The Goalkeeping School Academy will focus on introducing and training essential technical goalkeeping fundamentals. Topics will include catching techniques, footwork, shot stopping, breakaways, proper positioning, distribution and dealing with low and high balls. The sessions will include both technical training and active game activities.
Sessions meet weekly on Sundays, 11:00 am-12:00 noon, at Western Albemarle High School, 5941 Rockfish Gap Turnpike, Crozet, VA 22932. Academy begins Sunday, January 7 and runs through February 11. There will be a makeup date of February 18 in case of inclement weather.
Players should wear indoor soccer shoes (or sneakers), shin guards and appropriate soccer gear. Players should also bring a properly inflated soccer ball and water bottle. The surface is a gym floor, no cleats are allowed, only flat shoes.
This program is limited to 12 players. There are no refunds after the registration deadline of December 12.
If you have questions about this program please contact Bill Mueller, SOCA Director of Soccer at Bill.Mueller@SOCAspot.org.