INTRODUCTION & PHILOSOPHY
The modern goalkeeper, their development, our philosophy
Developing the modern goalkeeper.
Welcome to the Goalkeeper training program for Titans / Sting SA.
Our program staff are Rob Buchanan, Director of Goalkeeping, and Coach Brendan Johnson. Rob solely works with our Senior goalkeepers whilst overseeing Brendan with our Academy and Junior Goalkeepers.
Our program aims at developing the modern goalkeeper, a player who understands the concept of goalkeeper as the first attacker, prepared to stop shots but also use their feet and hands to distribute and build attacks from the back. At the program core, players will develop their techniques such as; handling, catching, parrying, diving, scooping, footwork, 1v1 and decision- making. Tactical focus on effective distribution, communication, field awareness and organization complete the program.
All Titans / Sting SA players are eligible to attend the program, if their Program Director or Head Coach approve this.
See what some of our members have to say
Both of my children take goalkeeper training, one is U10 and the other is U12. They like to go to practice and enjoy the training, the coaches are really nice and patient with them. The coaches have been developing their skills for almost 2 years. The training encourages them to be leaders of the team.
With a staff of three coaches dedicated to player development, Titans / Sting SA is the premier club for goalkeepers in the San Antonio area. Their success-based curriculum focuses on technical, tactical and conditioning sessions at age appropriate levels.
This is our son Preston's second full season in the Goalkeeper Program. Since beginning the program, we believe there is a night and day difference. He is now responding much quicker to the ball, covering angles and is improving at reading the opponents as they approach. Overall, we think the program and coaches are great.
Info on the program, its format, training times and location
The Goalkeeper training program is directed by Rob Buchanan, Director of Goalkeeping, and staffed by Coach Brendan Johnson. Our Goalkeepers train every fall and spring season with our professional goalkeeper coaching staff.
Goalkeeper training is open to players from U8 to U19 boys and girls who are currently registered with Titans / Sting SA. Goalkeeper training is included in your seasonal registration fees.
Goalkeeping Coach contact information:
Senior Program Director of Goalkeeping
Cell: (210) 232-2960
Cell: (210) 316-8423
U7-U10 Academy players interested in attending Goalkeeper training should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
U11-U19 competitive players interested in attending Goalkeeper training should discuss with their Head Coach first to confirm if this is appropriate, and then register with email@example.com
Spring 2018 Goalkeeper Training Schedule 12 week program starts the week commencing January 29th, 2018.
Age group: Academy and Juniors
Location: GVTC Communications Sportsplex
Field: Field #4 with Coach Rob Buchanan
5pm-6pm - U10 Boys / U10 Girls / U9 Girls
6pm-7pm - U8 Boys / U8 Girls / U9 Boys
7pm-8pm - U13-U14 Boys and Girls
Field: Field #4A with Coach Brendan Johnson
Time: 5pm-6pm - U11-U12 Boys and Girls
Age group: Seniors
Location: STAR Soccer Complex
Field: Field #4B
6pm-7pm - U14-16 Girls
7pm-8pm - U17-U19 Girls
Field: Field #4B
6pm-7pm - U14-16 Boys
7pm-8pm - U17-U19 Boys
Goalkeeper training will run at two different training facilities, depending on age group as scheduled above:
There are two entrances into the complex, A and B.
Our Club Field Policies and Regulations :
For safety reasons, prohibited items include but are not limited to:
Alcohol, drugs, chemicals, illegal substances or any paraphernalia associated with drug use
Fireworks or any combustible devices
Obscene or offensive material
Animals (except service animals)
Weapons of any type, including chains, knives, firearms and spiked jewelry
Any other item deemed unacceptable by event or complex staff
Speed limit at the Sportsplex is strictly 5mph
Tobacco and smoke free environment (including electronic cigarettes)
No swearing or aggressive behavior aimed at officials, parents or players
Guests found to be in violation of the above policies may face possible ejection or suspension from the GVTC Sportsplex