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Upcoming Goalkeeping Courses

All in-person Goalkeeping Academy courses open for registration.

GK1 - Fleming Island, FL12/1/2018 12:00:00 AM7322
GK2 - Fleming Island, FL12/1/2018 12:00:00 AM7323
GK1 - Baton Rouge, LA12/7/2018 12:00:00 AM7345
GK3 - Fleming Island, FL12/8/2018 12:00:00 AM7324
GK2 - Baton Rouge, LA12/8/2018 12:00:00 AM7346
ANGK - Sunrise, FL1/2/2019 12:00:00 AMANGK19FL
GK1 - Lexington, SC1/19/2019 12:00:00 AM7358
GK2 - Lexington, SC1/19/2019 12:00:00 AM7366
GK3 - Baton Rouge, LA2/15/2019 12:00:00 AM7347
GK1 - Westfield, MA2/17/2019 12:00:00 AM7344

Goalkeeping Level 1 Online Diploma

The United Soccer Coaches Goalkeeping Academy has launched Goalkeeping Level 1 as its first-ever online diploma. The Goalkeeping Level 1 Online Diploma provides coaches a basic and working knowledge of instructing goalkeeping to youth and entry level players. This is education coaches won’t find any place else in the game of soccer.

Topics covered include handling, positioning, footwork, communication, warm-ups and mental skills for successful goalkeeping.

Coaches completing this course will:

  • Gain overall knowledge of goalkeeping and the training of goalkeepers
  • Execute a meaningful goalkeeper training session
  • Use other players and the team to train their goalkeepers
  • Understand the methodologies of successful goalkeeper coaching
  • Grasp the competencies of youth and entry level goalkeepers and what information needs to be coached
  • Help goalkeepers become students of the game and can self-evaluate and self-coach
  • Identify goalkeeping technical mistakes and provide proper training to correct mistakes
  • Incorporate distribution into every training session
  • Consider safety issues for effective and safe training
  • Be inspired to continue goalkeeper education and attending the Level 2, 3 and Advanced National Goalkeeper Diploma