Goalkeeper Development Program
at Milton Youth Soccer Club with Director of Goalkeepers Spyros Stergiotis
The Goalkeeper Development Program at Milton Youth Soccer Club, under the guidance of Director of Goalkeepers Spyros Stergiotis, is dedicated to equipping players with the essential skills and habits for success in their goalkeeping roles. Operating in harmony with other MYSC Programs, this specialized program collaborates with various age groups, including JDP, YDP, Talented Pathway, and High-Performance programs. Our accomplished Goalkeeping Program staff, boasting experience both as players and coaches in goalkeeping, possess the expertise needed to impart crucial skills for goalkeeper success.
Open to both boys and girls, the Goalkeeper program places emphasis on developing good hands for all conditions to handle the ball, technical skill sets to stop the ball, tactical concepts to work with the defensive line, and motor skill dexterity.
Our coaching staff has high level playing experience to provide the necessary guidance for young players both technically and mentally. They are recognized professionals having earned their Goalkeeper Coaching Licenses, ensuring a high level of expertise. For further inquiries, please contact our office at: email spyros.Stergiotis@miltonmagic.com.
INTRODUCTION TO GOALKEEPER PROGRAM (U7-U12):
Players keen on learning the goalkeeper position will train under the guidance of a Staff Keeper Coach. Sessions will concentrate on grasping the fundamentals of hand and feet positioning to stop the ball and distribute it. Goalkeepers will engage in group activities simulating game-like situations to assess their comprehension from the keeper’s perspective. As goalies progress, the focus will shift to refining skills such as diving, positioning, handling high balls, catching, distribution on the ground or in the air, and effective challenges.
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED PROGRAM (U13 plus):
For goalies aspiring to advance their skills, the Intermediate/Advanced Program, led by our certified and qualified keeper coach, offers specialized training. Sessions delve into all aspects of goalie positioning and team play, emphasizing situational awareness from the keeper’s viewpoint. Progressing goalies will refine advanced skills, including diving when necessary, hand and feet positioning, handling high balls, effective challenges, and the strategic role of becoming the 11th attacker in both attacking and defending scenarios.
FOR PROGRAM DETAILS:
- Position-Specific Curriculum designed for the GK Program.
- Mental development of being the last line of defense and the first line of attack
- Overseen by our Sr. Technical Staff.
- Majority of Training conducted on artificial turf surface.
- Players are required to wear shin pads and appropriate soccer shoes to each training session.
- Goalkeeper players must wear goalie gloves.