Alexandria Soccer

Goalkeeper (GK) Training

GK Training Program

The ASA GK training program led by TJ Connolly and Rick Wilcox host Goalkeeper (GK) Training Sessions year round for players looking to develop their technique and understanding of the position. Rick is the head coach of the boys varsity soccer team at Episcopal High School (EHS) in Alexandria, VA and TJ is the head coach at NOVA community college.
What To Expect
Regular functional training is critical to the development of aspiring goalkeepers (Boys and Girls ages U10-U18). The sessions will cover the technical aspects of catching, deflecting, low and high ball diving, dealing with crosses, breakaways and through balls and distribution. Each practice will include footwork, core strength, explosiveness and agility. Leadership, tactics, reading the game and positioning will also be addressed during this 7-week session. Each goalkeeper is expected to wear a long-sleeve training shirt and gloves, and bring a ball and water. 
Training Schedule
  • Team GKs train 1x/week during regular Fall and Spring seasons.

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