Youth goalkeeper training and preparation at FDA

Goalkeeper training rarely receives the attention it deserves, especially in youth football, where coaches often use exercises and training programs designed for adults.

FDA's youth goalkeeping program takes each age level’s unique mental and motor abilities into account.

Our goalkeeping program provides both individual tuition for keepers and preparation within a team for the key role they play in match situations.

The program works goalkeepers in the following key areas of their athletic preparation and game play:

  • Footwork, agility, reaction and core strength
  • Ball control and distribution
  • Shot stopping, blocking and grounding the ball
  • 1 v 1 tactics in the keeper’s control zone
  • Diving techniques and ball handling