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At SUSA, we believe that at the core of every successful team is a confident and prepared goalkeeper. We provide each GK with an environment that exposes them to new ideas; challenging them to think the role of a goalkeeper and allow them to make their own decisions with guidance. 

The purpose of our teaching is to aid our goalkeepers in reaching their maximum potential as a player. Major characteristics that we strive for and develop in each player are: Technical, Tactical, Physical and Psychological. 

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Our Goalkeeping staff leads position specific training for all goalkeepers involved in ECNL, ECRL, EDP and Academy programs, as well as offering an introductory program for goalkeepers in our Jr. Academy. All goalkeepers are provided with a minimum of 2 sessions per week in addition to their respective team training sessions during the season, as well as Game Day GK Coaching coverage.

Our Goalkeeper Program also provides players:

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Goalkeeper Periodization

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Goalkeeper Methodology

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Goalkeeper Evaluations

Our Goalkeeping curriculum includes individual,  technical and tactical situations, physical and psychological - as well as position specific development. In select sessions we provide goalkeeping classroom sessions in our state of the art facility,  covering analysis, positioning, communication, and more.

Girls Goalkeeping Director

Mervin Shade

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Boys Goalkeeping Director

Jon Zapata

Goalkeeper Clinics:

SUSA offers supplemental programs for Goalkeepers both within SUSA and outside to perfect their craft  throughout the year. These programs provide goalkeeping for all ability levels ranging from introductory sessions to  a high-paced training environment. Each of our clinics focuses on the technical development of the player through scenario-based learning.

Various Topics Covered:

  • Shot Stopping/Advanced Diving 

  • Ball Attacking and 1v1 Situations 

  • Balls from wide areas

  • Handling and Distribution 

  • High Balls and Crosses