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Progression I

Footwork:                               Service:

  • Running over cones         Volley
  • Side-ways over cones      Low ball off ground
  • Side shuffle                        High balls off ground
  • Front shuffle                       High balls off ground

Progression II

  • Front shuffle                        1. Volley 2. High ball off ground
  • Front shuffle                        1. Volley 2. Collapse save outside

Coaching points:


Quick footwork


Maintain control of body

Power hop before service

Good set position: Balls of your feet, bent knees, chest forward, palms facing the shot


Decide to catch or parry

Soft hands

Take the ball early

Secure the ball


Steven Cox (NC State Men’s Assistant/Goalkeeper Coach) will be running a Summer Goalkeeper Training Program.   The purpose of this camp is to help Goalkeeper’s prepare for their upcoming season.  Goalkeepers will be put in a competitive and fun training environment which will allow them to gain an advantage heading into their seasons.  USA Goalkeeper Academy has built a successful curriculum that will focus on technical, tactical, physical and physiological aspects of the game.