Esprit Football Academy offers specialist programmes designed for goalkeepers who want the experience and opportunity of train like a professional goalkeeper at a top club.
Specialist Goalkeeper Coaches
Esprit Football Academy has highly experienced, ex-professional goalkeepers, who are highly qualified, specialist coaches, who understand the needs and demands of this unique position and deliver a specialist, progressive programme, full of high-tempo, structured coaching sessions and drills to fine tune all key elements specific to this, unique, role.
Goalkeeper Core Performance Development
Esprit Football Academy’s dynamic, performance development programme focuses upon 4 core elements necessary to develop a goalkeeper for the modern game:
- Technical Development - including: mobility; foot-work; positioning; diving; distribution; shot stopping; dealing with crosses; handling
- Physical Conditioning - focusing upon: balance; co-ordination; speed, agility, endurance, strength, and flexibility
- Mental Conditioning and Character - to increase: personal effectiveness under pressure; dealing effectively with mistakes, setbacks and criticism; maintaining self-confidence; effective decision-making; bravery; concentration; motivation; and discipline
- Teamwork and Tactical Development – developing a better understanding of: teambuilding; initiating attacks; organising the team to defend; commanding the penalty area; preparing for set pieces; communicating effectively; and the development of good all-round, ‘outfield skills’ and tactical awareness.
Goalkeeper Academy Programme Options
Esprit Football Academy provides a specialist programme for aspiring goalkeepers, which run alongside and in conjunction with the standard Academy Development Programme.