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Goalkeeper Academy

Goalkeeper Training Program

The goalkeeper is one of the key positions in a team, and the only truly specialized one.  Having a good goalkeeper can make or break a team, and determine the success that it has. The goalkeeper is such a specialized position that players need the correct training and attention to properly develop their skills.
The curriculum for the training program is based on the level of experience of each keeper and will cover:
Specific goalkeeper warm up activities
Specific goalkeeper foot work
Strength & Agility
Flexibility & Coordination
Ball handling
Distribution (hands and feet)
Falling & diving techniques
Positioning and Shot stopping
Organizing the wall for set pieces
Dealing with breakaways
Dealing with crossed balls
Dealing with Penalty Kicks
Proper cool down

Training Dates

8-11 Yrs  5.30-6.30pm
12-15 Yrs  6.3-7.30pm
(12 Player max - First come first served)
A session will include:
1. Specific warm-up (based on the topic of the day)
2. Technical & tactical activities (based on the topic of the day)
3. Game-related activities (based on the topic of the day)
4. Cooldown activities
Field of Dreams
Sep 20, 28  
Oct 4, 11, 18, 25
Nov 1, 8
8 Weeks:  $375

Matt Perrella

After playing four years of collegiate soccer at Division I Rider University, Perrella went on to get his Master’s from Durham University in England. While playing for non-league side Durham City A.F.C., he was scouted by Newcastle United F.C. when Durham played the Newcastle United Reserves and won 2-0 with Perrella keeping a clean sheet in an outstanding performance. This led to trials with Newcastle United F.C. in England, Udinese Calcio in Italy, LB Châteauroux in France, FK Daugava Rīga in Latvia and APOEL FC in Cyprus. In the US, Perrella spent time with the Carolina Railhawks (now North Carolina FC) and Sporting Kansas City. In 2016, Perrella signed with Bethlehem Steel FC. On August 10, 2017 Perella signed with Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the USL on a contract for the remainder of the season.

Matt now wishes to pass on this experience and knowledge of the most undertrained position. The Goalkeeper. Matt will be directing all of our goalkeeper programs across the state for Liverpool FC New Jersey.

We Create Better Goalkeepers

The Red Goalkeeper Training Program seeks to fill the void left by most conventional team training sessions where the development of the keeper becomes an afterthought as the coach mainly focuses on the outfield players.