Working closely with our Goalkeeper coach, players in our Goalkeeper program undergo advanced training that focuses on concepts such as angles, catching, diving, and footwork.
At the end of the training session, the Goalkeepers are integrated with players at their own age level and practice the concepts they learned that session, in addition to receiving instant feedback.
Goalkeepers can sign up for up to three days per week of training, choosing any combination of Mondays and/or Wednesdays at the Karl Weidle Soccer Centre, and Fridays at the Edmonton Soccer Dome.
Specific Training for goalkeepers under the Barça Academy Methodology
Always conceive of the goalkeeper as an important part of the team
Reduced groups for a better implementation of the methodology
Training executed by a licensed trainer under the supervision of the academy’s Technical Director
Create habits and manners for the goalkeepers of the future
Although the range of complexity varies according to the training stage, the main goal of the goalkeeping program is to develop the technical capacity needed in order to succesfully play the position under the FC Barcelona Methodology. Our goalkeeping coaches focus on enhancing the technique of the players through a series of drills and exercises practiced by the Barça Academy in Barcelona.
Handling, Kicking, Blocking, and Throwing
Punching, Rushing out, and Aerial abilities
Penalties, Reflexes, and Diving
The tactical development aspect of this program will introduce the players to an advanced level of tactical play. Players will gain deeper knowledge about the tactical play inherent in the FC Barcelona Methodology.
Command of Area, Communication, and Anticipation
Transitional play, Decision Making, and Positional Awareness
Concentration, Composure, and Vision
TRAINING & COMPETITION
The players in the Goalkeeping program will be incorporated into one of the four teams (two teams per age group) created in accordance with the player assessments carried out by the coaches. Goalkeepers will have specific goalie training once a week and will train with their teams for the remaining sessions. They will compete with their respective teams on Saturdays.
The teams will compete once every other weekend in one of the following events:
Exhibition Match – Teams will play friendly games against others in the same program or against external competition.
Internal Tournament – An internal league competition including all the teams of each program will be arranged.
WHAT THE PROGRAM OFFERS
1-3 training sessions per week for the Term (with specific GK training & with team training)
Competitive matches fortnightly
Potential participation in the Barça Academy National Tournament in Toronto
Potential participation in the Barça Academy International Tournament in Barcelona
Detailed player reports
Official FC Barcelona Nike training gear
Barça Academy NIKE goalkeeper kit YELLOW. Each kit includes Shirt, Shorts and Socks.
Barça Academy NIKE kit BLUE. Each kit includes Shirt, Shorts and Socks.
Barça Academy NIKE Rain Jacket
Barça Academy NIKE Backpack
Barça Academy NIKE Long Pants
Barça Academy NIKE Long Sleeve Midlayer
*Uniform sold separately
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Current players will get an extra 10% discount on top of this price