The Toros Elite Academy’s Goalkeeper Academy program is designed to develop the potential of
our goalkeepers for the highest levels of competitive play.
Training sessions are divided by skill level and physical maturity to maximize competitive play and
minimize the amount of goalkeepers per training session.
The program is built around the following FOUR principles:
|Technical Tactical Development|
Crosses & Aerial Balls
Coordination & Balance
Anaerobic & Aerobic
Match Video Analysis
• Proper Goalkeeping Technique
• Play with Both Feet
• Command Communication
• Soccer IQ – Read the game faster
• Explosive Power
• Fast Reactions
The role of the goalkeeper coach is to prepare all the goalkeepers in the squad for the next match, both physically and mentally.
The more long-term perspective entails being responsible for their development as players, keepers and people, so that they are better prepared for every possible scenario which could unfold both on and off the pitch, whether that be in a match situation or dealing with injuries or setbacks.
The role has evolved more than any other coaching position as a direct result of rule changes – none more so than the introduction of the back-pass rule in 1992. In the past, goalkeeper coaches and goalkeepers would often train separately to the rest of the squad in a high percentage of training sessions. Nowadays, the head coach and goalkeeper coach make their goalkeepers work with the entire defense and sometimes the entire team on a regular basis. As well as performing their fundamental duty of stopping the ball crossing the goal line, the goalkeeper is now seen as the 11th outfield player and their pass is the starting point of so many of their team’s attacks.