An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until February 12, 2018
2018 Winter Academy: U11/12 Advanced Goalkeeping School (Monday @ SOCA Training Center, Ruckersville, 5:30-6:30 pm)
This Academy is Available to U11 and U12 Travel and Challenge Goalkeepers Only (players born 2006, 2007).
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.
U11/12 Advanced Goalkeeping Winter Academy
Travel and Challenge Level Goalkeepers Only. The Advanced Goalkeeping Academy will focus on perfecting technical goalkeeping fundamentals and incorporate advanced tactical thinking. Topics will include catching techniques, footwork, shot stopping, breakaways, collapse dive, 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 Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm, at the SOCA Training Center, 126 Commerce Drive, Ruckersville, VA 22968. Academy begins Monday, January 8 and runs through February 12. There will be a makeup date of February 19 in case of inclement weather.
Training will take place on turf fields. Players should wear turf soccer shoes, or indoor flats, shin guards and appropriate soccer goalkeeping gear. Players should also bring a properly inflated size 4 soccer ball and water bottle.
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.