Join our Goalkeeper Program Today! - Barça Academy Edmonton
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A WAY TO PLAY.
A WAY TO GROW.

Goalkeeper

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.

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SEASON DATES

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TRAINING:

3 days per week

TIME:

Mondays and/or Wednesdays at the Karl Weidle Soccer Centre
Fridays at the Edmonton Soccer Dome.

TECHNICAL OBJECTIVES

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

TACTICAL OBJECTIVES

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 will be incorporated into one of the 4 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 or 3 training sessions per week for the Tearm
– 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 Barça Academy Nike training gear

– One Barça Academy Nike goalkeeper kit – shirt, shorts and socks (yellow)
– One Barça Academy Nike kit – shirt, shorts and socks (blue)
– One Barça Academy Nike rain Jacket
– One Barça Academy Nike long pants
– One Barça Academy Nike backpack
– One Barça Academy Nike long sleeve midlayer
*Uniform sold separately

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