Goalkeeping

Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association is committed to the individual technical development of all soccer players in all positions, including the technical specificity of goalkeepers. 

Goalkeeping requires physical technical proficiency in footwork, ball handling (catching), shot stopping, diving, dealing with flighted balls, distribution, including ball skills necessary to deal with back passes.  The specificity of the goalkeeping position usually lends itself to training with a “goalkeeper coach”.  This is the recommended practice for players who by the ages of 12-14 have decided that goalkeeping is their position. 

For those younger players just starting out simple games like “handball” with teammates begins the hand-eye coordination of catching and throwing.  Coaches should also make sure to have players “take a turn” as the goalkeeper in practice and in games.  This is also a good introduction for young goalkeepers.  Check out the goalkeeper specific training sessions using the document search below.

Document Description Post Date
Winter 2017 Indoor Training - Booklet for All Sessions .PDF Document 8 Field Player and 8 GK Sessions to utilize for indoor training Jan 09, 2017
Winter 2017 Indoor Goalkeeping - Week 1 .PDF Document GK, Footwork, Ball Handling Jan 09, 2017
Winter 2017 Indoor Goalkeeping - Week 3 .PDF Document GK, Footwork, Ball Handling Jan 09, 2017
Winter 2017 Indoor Goalkeeping - Week 4 .PDF Document GK, Footwork, Ball Handling Jan 09, 2017
Winter 2017 Indoor Goalkeeping - Week 5 .PDF Document GK, Footwork, Ball Handling Jan 09, 2017
Winter 2017 Indoor Goalkeeping - Week 2 .PDF Document GK, Footwork, Ball Handling Jan 09, 2017
Winter 2017 Indoor Goalkeeping - Week 7 .PDF Document GK, Footwork, Ball Handling Jan 09, 2017
Winter 2017 Indoor Goalkeeping - Week 6 .PDF Document GK, Footwork, Ball Handling Jan 09, 2017
Winter 2017 Indoor Goalkeeping - Week 8 .PDF Document GK, Footwork, Ball Handling Jan 09, 2017
Winter 2016 - GK - Week 10 - Indoor .PDF Document Dec 28, 2015
Winter 2016 - GK - Week 8 - Indoor .PDF Document Dec 28, 2015
Winter 2016 - GK - Week 9 - Indoor .PDF Document Dec 28, 2015
Winter 2016 - GK - Week 7 - Indoor .PDF Document Dec 28, 2015
Winter 2016 - GK - Week 6 - Indoor .PDF Document Dec 28, 2015
Winter 2016 - GK - Week 5 - Indoor .PDF Document Dec 28, 2015
Winter 2016 - GK - Week 4 - Indoor .PDF Document Dec 28, 2015
Winter 2016 - GK - Week 3 - Indoor .PDF Document Dec 28, 2015
Winter 2016 - GK - Week 2 - Indoor .PDF Document Dec 28, 2015
Winter 2016 - GK - Week 1 - Indoor .PDF Document Dec 28, 2015
Technical Development Center Booklet 2016 .PDF Document Indoor U8 U10 U12 GK Dec 28, 2015
U12 Fall 2015 - Week 2 - Goalkeeping .PDF Document U12 Goalkeeping Scoop Catch Body Position Footwork 4v4+1 5v5 Dec 14, 2015
U10 Fall 2015 - Week 3 - Goalkeeping I .PDF Document U10 Goalkeeping Catching Shuffling Footwork GK Wars 4v4 6v6 Dec 10, 2015
D License Goalkeeping .PPTX Document Dec 09, 2015
U10 Spring 2015 - Week 8 - Goalkeeping II .PDF Document U10 Goalkeeping Shot Stopping Handling Handball 2v2 3v3 4v4 6v6 Dec 03, 2015
U10 Spring 2015 - Week 2 - Goalkeeping .PDF Document U10 Goalkeeping Shuffle and Catch Handling GK Wars 4v4 Catching 6v6 Dec 03, 2015
U12 Fall 2014 - Week 2 - Goalkeeping - Collecting the Ball .PDF Document U12 Goalkeeping Handling Footwork Angle Play Catching Scoop 3v3+1 5v5 7v7 Dec 03, 2015
U10 Fall 2014 - Week 8 - Goalkeeping II .PDF Document U10 Goalkeeping Handling Shot Stopping Handball 2v2 3v3 4v4 6v6 Dec 03, 2015
U10 Fall 2014 - Week 3 - Goalkeeping I .PDF Document U10 Goalkeeping Shuffle and Catch GK Wars Handling 4v4 6v6 Dec 03, 2015
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