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2020 Winter Academy: U16-U19 Travel-Only Goalkeeping School (Monday @ STC, 7:30-8:30 pm)
February 3, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Monday, repeating until February 10, 2020
2020 Winter Academy: U16-19 Travel-Only Goalkeeping School (Monday @ SOCA Training Center, Ruckersville, 7:30-8:30 pm)
This Academy is Available to U16 through U19 Travel Level Goalkeepers Only (players born 2001-2004).
Welcome to the SOCA 2020 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 Greg Paynter, SOCA GK Director. 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.
U16-19 Travel-Only Goalkeeping School Winter Academy
Travel Level Goalkeepers Only. The Goalkeeping School 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, 7:30-8:30 pm, at the SOCA Training Center, 126 Commerce Drive, Ruckersville, VA 22968. Academy begins Monday, January 6 and runs through February 10. There will be a makeup date of February 17 in case of inclement weather.
Training will take place on turf fields. Players should bring turf soccer shoes and indoor flats, shin guards and appropriate soccer goalkeeping gear. Players should also bring a properly inflated size 5 soccer ball and water bottle.
This program is limited to 12 players. There are no refunds after the registration deadline of December 10.
If you have questions about this program please contact Bill Mueller, SOCA Director of Soccer at Bill.Mueller@SOCAspot.org.