Fall Season is Done….Now What??
Goalkeeper Training in Albany NY
For a few lucky players, high school teams are still competing at the Regional and State levels for Fall soccer. However, for the majority of us, our Fall season has come to an end after all of the hard work, preparation, training and matches. This leaves many of us, even those that participate in winter sports, with a sense of….Now what?
For Goalkeepers, the feeling can be somewhat overwhelming. If you are not part of a year round training program, most often you pick up the next sport like Basketball, Volleyball or Wrestling. You don’t even touch a soccer ball until next summer.
This can be DEVASTATING to your skills!!
Train Year Round !
It is imperative to remember that to maximize your potential you must train year round. It doesn’t need to be a huge commitment in time or money.
You need to find yourself with a soccer ball at your feet and in your hands at least once per week. Working on your basic handling and contour catches, goal kicks and footwork, diving technique and angle play. All of these skills can be worked on individually or in small groups.
We Can Help !
That’s why the Just4Keepers training program is based on weekly training. We train approximately one hour, every week and year round. Most J4K coaches have convenient training sessions planned so that you can squeeze in an hour or two in between Basketball practices.
Train with a CERTIFIED coach, many of whom are ex – professional, semi-pro and college keepers. They know how to train Goalkeepers! Most importantly they develop topic driven sessions in a way that keeps your skills fresh year round.
When next fall comes along and the school try-outs begin…you find yourself moving up on the depth chart! Leaving the other Goalkeepers, who didn’t train, scratching their heads watching you take their spot!
For the year round Goalkeeper who is committed to soccer and wants nothing more than to play at the highest levels, you MUST train year round. Your skills need to constantly evolve to take your game to the next level!!
It is imperative to work on perfecting the basic skills mentioned above so that they become automatic.
You must always improve your advanced skills, such as reading the game and organizing your defense. Goalkeepers should continue work on reaction saves, advanced diving, 1 v 1 saves and three goal situations. In addition, there is distribution and team management.
These skills are more difficult to do on your own in a successful manner. So it is imperative that your program include goalkeeper specific coaching, year round.
Goalkeepers Work Harder!
Goalkeepers must work harder than any other players on the field!
That is why you most often see us working before practice begins and training after practice ends. Then we go to our Goalkeeping group sessions followed by the speed and agility training that every other player must do.
This all becomes a little bit easier and MUCH more FUN if you are a part of a program that includes other hard working Goalkeepers, like J4K!!
Talk with your coach and your parents. Make sure they know you are committed to become the best Goalkeeper you can be! Then give us a shout at J4K and let us help you with Goalkeeper Training near Albany NY!