GK Curriculum

Area of Focus


Coaching Points





  • 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.
    • Good alignment/balance on set position
    • Attacking ball on diving/coming off line
    • 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
    • Focus on game-play evaluations
    • Feedback with video analysis
  • Communication/Leadership as a goalkeeper
  • Proper and effective communication from goalkeeper to player





  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Composed/Relaxed Under Pressure
  • Presence/Staying Active
  • Confidence
  • Confidence/Mental Focus
  • Focus on goalkeeper confidence and positivity. Easy to breakdown a goalkeeper.
  • Game tactics and game awareness
  • Watching/evaluating other keepers for further development




Mandatory Goalkeeper Trainings**

  • It is mandatory for all Century Goalkeepers to participate and attend Scheduled Century Goalkeeping Sessions.