Bill Burtner

Director of Goalkeeping, Century North

Head Coach, Century North

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Coaching Qualifications

  • USSF National D
  • USC Advanced National Diploma
  • USC Level 1, 2 and 3 GK Diplomas
  • USC Level 1 Futsal Diploma

Coaching Experience

  • Century North Director of GK
  • PA West ODP GK Staff
  • Director of Coaching and Player Development (SRYSA)
  • Slippery Rock Girls Assistant Coach

Other Qualifications

  • MS in Sports Science
  • BS in Sport and Physical Education
  • A.C.S.M. Certified Exercise Physiologist since 1998
  • IYCA Level 1 Youth Conditioning Specialist
  • 20 years experience training young athletes within the stages of long term development

Coaching Philosophy

As it relates to goalkeepers, I believe in the importance of training at a high tempo, game like environment. In addition to the one on one/small group technical training that GK’s receive, it is essential that they are coached within the structure of the team training and game play. GK’s should play as many games as possible both for the experience and because the mistakes in games have consequences that don’t really exist in training. As GK trainer/coach, I believe in nurturing and encouraging young GK’s while at the same time holding them to a higher standard because of their importance within the team.