Northern Colorado Rush


Goalkeeper Training Schedule for Spring 2019

Lisa Lubke will begin our Goal Keeper program at Island Grove on Monday night (March 25).  

  • Ages U8 (2011's) - U11 (2008's)  5:00 - 6:00 PM every Monday night
  • Ages U12 (2007's) - U15 (2004's) 6:00 - 7:00 PM every Monday night

Academy/Goalkeeper Sessions

Training Curriculum Summary

Beginning GKs playing 7v7 and 9v9 (U9-U12)

The focus of the young keepers group is to establish a love of the position for young athletes.  This is an environment to help build confidence in these players while beginning to train in a disciplined and focused manner to help improves skills and knowledge of the game.  In this group players are still spending time playing on the field, we are looking to identify players that enjoy the position and possess the athletic ability to continue position specific training and compete as an elite goalkeeper at an older age.

Training Focus
Physically improve:

  • agility and coordination
  • hand-eye coordination
  • balance

Goalkeeper technique:

  • set stance
  • scoop save for low shots
  • basket catch for mid range shots
  • high contour catch
  • gathering high balls 
  • introduction to proper, safe diving technique 
  • distribution (throwing/bowling/passing)
Tactical topics:
  • Fun games that help GKs learn to be bold and brave!

GKs playing 11v11 (U13-U19)

More advanced goalkeeper techniques are introduced to athletes, expanding off of the beginning goalkeeper curriculum.  Tactical issues of the game are now covered in training as the demands on the goalkeeper for the 11v11 format are higher.  This group is for goalkeepers that possess the knowledge of proper, basic goalkeeping technique but need further training repetition to perform proper technique consistently, in high intensity scenarios.  

Training Focus
Physically improve:

  • speed
  • quickness of first step
  • body mechanics to optimize body movement 

Goalkeeper technique:

  • forward smother
  • basket catch/high contour
  • gathering high balls
  • tipping/boxing
  • low collapse dives
  • mid range dives
  • distribution (throwing/bowling/passing/kicking)

Tactical topics:

  • positioning for crosses
  • decision making to tip, box or catch
  • 1v1 breakaway technique
  • positioning in goal when facing shots from angles and shots from distance
  • footwork variations to use in a variety of scenarios, to move as efficiently as possible to make a save
  • playing out of the back


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Greeley, Colorado 80634

Phone : 970-351-6255
Email: [email protected]


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