Goalkeeping Program

TUFC goalkeeping program is here!!

As part of TUFC’s commitment to supporting the overall development of junior players and developing specific skills sets for older players, we are commencing a goalkeeping training program.

Designed for teams and/or individual players in our development program and community teams aged 10 and over, it is run by the fantastic goalkeeping coach, Ollie Craw, of XLR8 on a Wednesday evening at NTRA.

Team-Based training

U8-11 SAP and Dev Squads and U10-U12, G10-G12 community teams

This training will be offered on a rotational basis with all teams getting the opportunity to attend twice. For those teams who train on the same night, it will replace your training (times pending) for the week. For teams who train on Monday and Tuesday nights, this is additional training and is open to the entire team. Managers, if the numbers of attendees are low, please let us know as we can offer additional training to other potential keepers in training.

Individual Goalkeeping training for U13 up

These ages groups often have 1-3 players who regularly play in goals – this is an opportunity for some specific training for these particular individuals. We have split the sessions between mixed and girls. Coaches and managers, please discuss who might be suitable to attend. We ask that no more than 2 players from each team attend the shared session.

For those teams without dedicated goalkeepers, our suggestion is for the coach and manager to identify the 2 players who are likely to play in goals the coming weekend and suggest they come along!

The current training schedule is as follows (downloadable here)

2021 goalie training sessions