BOYS AND GIRLS AGES U5-U19
(BIRTH YEAR 2019-2005)
(BIRTH YEAR 2019-2005)
U5 - U12
Our Rising Stars goalkeeper training program offers an introduction to the fundamentals of goalkeeping for ages U5-U12. We want to help our players create a solid foundation for continuous development with age-appropriate learning and specialized training. Our professional soccer coaches are here to guide players in their development of core skills, coordination, and initial understanding of the goalkeeper position.
U8 - U19
Our Academy Teams goalkeeper training program is designed for U8-U19 players to advance their technical, tactical, physical, and mental skills. As players progress through the program, training is tailored to meet their individual needs and capabilities. Under the guidance of our coaches, players can raise their goalkeeping skills to the next level.
2 – 3 Players @ $ 60 / Player
4 – 5 Players @ $ 45 / Player
6 + Players @ $ 30 / Player
Techniques of a Goalkeeper
Efficient footwork is essential for goalkeepers. Goalkeeper footwork helps in quick lateral movements and precise positioning. Through goalkeeper footwork training, players move quickly side-to-side and are ready to stop the ball.
Effective communication skills are one of the important goalkeeper techniques. Goalkeepers coordinate with their defenders and guide the team’s defense. They ensure everyone is on the same page, alerting teammates to offensive threats.
Goalkeepers who engage in regular goalkeeper diving drills showcase exceptional goalkeeper diving techniques. Precisely, they dive to reach far balls, whether it’s jumping to the side or falling forward, ensuring they catch the ball before it goes past them.
It’s important for goalkeepers, using goalkeeper positioning tips, to stand in the right spot. They try to predict the direction of the player’s shot. Goalkeepers position themselves where the ball is headed to prevent the opposing team from scoring.
The main job of a goalkeeper is to keep the ball out of the net. They grab the ball with both hands or push hard shots away.
High ball jumping
When the ball is in the air, the goalkeeper needs to jump high. They focus on jumping at the right time and holding onto the ball, even when many players are close by.
Strength Training and Agility
Goalkeepers need to be strong and fast. They do exercises to jump higher, dive farther, and play quick foot games. Agility drills improve reflexes and rapid directional changes.
Caitlyn serves as Rise FC’s goalkeeper coach and serves the players with the same commitment found with the rest of the Rise FC staff. She grew up playing soccer in the Charlotte area and took her impressive abilities to be a 4-year starter at John Brown University. While at John Brown University, she was recognized as the 4-time Goalkeeper of the Year for the Sooner Athletic Conference, and she also was honored as a 3-time All-American. She has been coaching youth goalkeepers for several years and is a great role model and resource for all goalkeepers. Beyond her on-field soccer accomplishments and passion, Caitlyn volunteers with her church and works as a registered nurse. Please reach out to Rise FC to schedule a private or small-group goalkeeper session with her at your convenience.