GK Curriculum

Area of Focus


Overall Coaching Points/Teaching


· Fitness

· Strength (Core/UE/LE)

·  Endurance

· Aggressiveness

· Plyometrics (Jumping/Vertical)

· Quickness

· Focus on fitness to ensure that goalkeepers are able to stay active and perform at the highest levels of the game.

· Strong physically with comfort of going into high traffic/congested areas in the goal-box.

· Improving handling/vertical jump, short springs.  


· Shot stopping

· Footwork (Lateral/Horizontal)

· High balls

· Diving

· Contour Catch with proper body shape

· Playing with Feet

· Movement/Balance

· Fundamental work on shot stopping, diving, high balls, and set position.

o Good alignment/balance on set position

o Attacking ball on diving/coming off line

o Proper technique on high balls

· Proper footwork to enable quicker goalkeeper movement


· Decision-Making

· Leadership

· Communication

· Knowledge of the Game

· Directional Play

· Confidence

· Tactical awareness is key to goalkeepers

o Focus on game-play evaluations

o Feedback with video analysis

· Communication/Leadership as a goalkeeper

o Proper and effective communication from goalkeeper to player


· Leadership

· Communication

· Composed/Relaxed Under Pressure

· Presence/Staying Active

· Confidence

· Confidence/Mental Focus

o Focus on goalkeeper confidence and positivity. Easy to breakdown a goalkeeper.

o Game tactics and game awareness

o Watching/evaluating other keepers for further development


· Mandatory Goalkeeper Trainings**

· It is mandatory for all Century Goalkeepers to participate and attend Schedule Century Goalkeeping Sessions.