Goalkeeper Training Offered

This 2015 Winter Training program includes Goalkeeper training. Each of our 2015 traveling teams will share the cost of this training so those goalkeepers or players wanting to try the position will not be charged to attend as their team is already paying a share of the cost.

BYSC goalkeeper training is a combination of strength and agility training, hand-eye and other reflex training, and plain-old defending the goal. Activities include working with medicine balls appropriate to the age and the strength of the goalie, plyometrics, goalie braziliains, distribution drills, grim games, and working on correct shot stopping and collection techniques.

Goalkeeper Coach Mark Erdman

Mark has coached for the past 13 years, from rec leagues up to U19. He has also had the privilege to run or help run multiple soccer camps in Maine and New Hampshire with the focus being on training the goal keepers. Mark also successfully started a youth soccer league in Ohio.  He played soccer (mainly Keeper) from the time he was 5 up until college when an injury forced him to no long be able to play competitively.

To help Mark know how many keepers will be at each session, please RSVP with Mark to let him know you're coming.

Goalkeeper Training Schedule

All sessions take place from
5 to 6 p.m. at the West St. Paul Sports Center:

  • January 3
    Basic Fundamentals (diving, control)
  • January 10
    Hand work (punching, catching, throws)
  • January 17
    Foot Work (punt, goal kick, pass back)
  • January 24
    Positioning/Placement (shots, crosses) 
  • January 31
    Game placement (free kicks, corners, in game play)
  • February 21
    Attacking the ball (breakaway, shots, crosses)
  • March 7
    Recap of pervious 6 weeks work on specific needs addressed.Games to test skill set of what has been learned.