Westfield Soccer Association

Fall 2019 Goalkeeper Training Program

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

The WSA provides training for U9-U15 Travel and Intercounty players at no additional charge

This program is a great opportunity to introduce young players to basic goalkeeping techniques, and to provide experienced goalplayers with a chance to practice and to learn more advanced skills and decision-making strategies.  Our Technical Director of Goalkeeping is Greg O'Brien.

For the safety of all of the children, training sessions are grouped by player age/year of birth, which may or may not align with their team age group.  You will only be able to register for the session(s) that correspond with your child's year of birth.

 

U9-U10 Players (born 2010 & 2011)

Goalkeeper training for Travel players in these age groups is strongly encouraged. Intercounty players are welcome.

Players may register for one or more two-week training blockDates are subject to change if there are cancellations due to weather.  

Bring a number 4 soccer ball.

Goalkeeping gloves recommended but not required.  See "Where to Buy Goalkeeping Gear" section below.

ALL TRAINING WILL BE AT ELM STREET FIELD

 

Block 1

· Mondays 4:30-5:30, 9/9 & 9/16 - SESSION FULL

OR

· Thursdays 3:30-4:30, 9/12 & 9/19 - SESSION FULL

Block 2

· Mondays 4:30-5:30, 9/23 & 10/7

OR

· Thursdays 3:30-4:30, 9/26 & 10/3 - ONLY 1 SPOT AVAILABLE!

Block 3

  · Mondays 4:30-5:30, 10/21 & 10/28 

  OR

· Thursdays 3:30-4:30, 10/10 & 10/17 

Block 4 

  · Mondays 4:00-5:00, 11/4 & 11/11 (Time shift due to Daylight Savings)

  OR

· Thursdays 3:30-4:30, 10/24 & 11/7*

*11/7 session will run from 3:00-4:00 pm due to Daylight Savings

U11-U12 Players* (born 2008 & 2009)

Travel and Intercounty players may register for one or both 4-week training blocks.  Dates are subject to change if there are cancellations due to weather.

Bring a number 4 soccer ball.

Goalkeeping gloves required.  See "Where to Buy Goalkeeping Gear" section below.

TRAINING WILL BE AT ELM STREET FIELD

Block 1

· Thursdays 4:30-5:30, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3 - SESSION FULL

Block 2

· Thursdays 4:30-5:30, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7*

 

*11/7 session will run from 3:00-4:00 pm due to Daylight Savings

 

U13-U15 Players* (born 2005-2007)

 

Players may register for one 8-week block of training. Dates are subject to change if there are cancellations due to weather.

Bring a number 5 soccer ball.

Goalkeeping gloves required.  See "Where to Buy Goalkeeping Gear" section below.

TRAINING WILL BE AT ELM STREET FIELD

         · Thursdays 5:30-6:30, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7

  • The last two sessions will be held on Wednesdays 4:00-5:00, 10/23, 10/30

* If keepers age U11 and older have a conflict with their team weekly training sessions but would still like to attend goalkeeper training, they are welcome to attend every other week (attend team practice one Thursday, attend GK the next, and so on). 


If there are any questions while registering, or about the program, please contact Jane Laitman, Administrative Director of Goalkeeping, at (732) 754-4842, or laitmanj@gmail.com.