Kansas Rush Wichita

Goalkeeping

KANSAS RUSH WICHITA GOALKEEPER CURRICULUM

Goalkeeper training sessions are free to current competitive KRW players in good standing.  The club understands the need to conduct specialized training for the most unique position in the game.

Training sessions will focus on the 4 key pillars to goalkeeping:  Technical, Tactical, Physical, and Mental aspects.  Training sessions will be offered twice a week for one hour.  Each week, instruction will be given on a different aspect of goalkeeping starting with basic technique and ending with dynamic/realistic game play experience.

Goalkeepers will be divided into training groups based on ability, not their age.  We believe that it is important to train goalkeepers appropriately, and he/she will not do activities that are too advanced for the goalkeeper.  Goalkeepers will be moved up or down based upon assessments from goalkeeping staff.

At the end of the season, KRW will host the only area Keeper Wars Tournament.  This tournament is for goalkeepers only and gives them a place to showcase their skills competing against other goalkeepers.

Beginners Goalkeeper Sessions (generally U9-10)

Introduction to position, terminology, and confidence

·         Technical Focuses - ‘Set’ Position / Stance, Handling (Front Smother, K Catch, Basket Catch, Contour), Collapse Dive, Breakaways & Distribution (Bowl, Throw, & Punt)

·         Tactical Focuses – ‘Angle Arc’, Ball-line

Intermediate Goalkeeper Sessions (generally U11-13)

Mastery of Beginner technical and tactical focuses

·         Technical Focuses – Flank Play, Point-Blank saves, Extension Diving, & Backpass situations

·         Tactical Focuses – Set Pieces, Positioning, & Communication

Advanced Goalkeeper Sessions (generally U14 -18)

Mastery of Beginner and Intermediate focuses

·         Technical Focuses – Back to Bar; Angle Play, Advanced Flank Play

·         Tactical Focus – Building the Attack Out of the Back, Organization of Back Line, Systems Play

KRW does offer goalkeeper training to outside club players for a cost and is based upon availability in training group.  For more information, please contact the Director of Goalkeeping or Director of Coaching.

Contact

Kansas Rush Wichita
PO Box 781257 
Wichita, Kansas 67278

Email: [email protected]

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