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BUILD SKILLS.
DEFEND THE NET.

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EASTSIDE FC GOALKEEPING IS A FULLY HOLISTIC TRAINING PROGRAM FOR REGISTERED EASTSIDE FC KEEPERS.

Eastside FC goalkeepers are trained and developed in a supportive, engaging and competitive environment that sets them up for success on and off the field. Key areas of emphasis include footwork, shot-stopping, crosses, distribution, communication & organizing, positioning and tactical awareness. Sessions place an emphasis on technique, high repetition, application of technique in live scenarios and feedback. 

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Technical skills training

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Tactical development

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Supplemental keeper training 

Age Group:
Eligibility:
Cost:

U13-U19

Open to all EFC Keepers

No additional cost

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A STRONG CULTURE OF GOALKEEPING

What truly sets the EFC goalkeeper program apart is the investment in coaching. Our program includes five goalkeeper coaches, all of whom are former EFC players with a range of experience at the highest levels of youth and collegiate soccer, so that each player can receive highly individualized feedback.  

In addition to four, hour-long training sessions per week, our EFC GK programming includes two supplemental sessions per week, a weekly session for the youngest players at the club, a weekly film analysis program, in-person game assessment on weekends, and mentoring initiatives between age groups.

Training sessions are co-ed. The groups are broken up by age, with the opportunity for our top goalkeepers in the younger age group to progress to the older training session ahead of schedule if they maintain a growth mindset and consistently demonstrate proficiency in the seven key areas of emphasis. 

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TRAINING SCHEDULE

Eligibility: Open to all Eastside FC Goalkeepers

Mondays

The Monday sessions outlined below will rotate every other week. Full schedule available on TeamSnap. To be added to TeamSnap, please email the club’s Goalkeeping Director: joe.mondello@eastsidefc.org

 

Weeks 1 and 3

 

Topic Sessions: Working on areas of goalkeeping like distribution, defending set pieces, communication, organization, etc. All goalkeepers in the age groups outlined below are eligible but must attend Tuesday and Wednesday sessions on a regular basis. Signups available on TeamSnap via SharePoint forms. Attendance capped at 16 players per session.

Session 1 (2008-2010): 6-7 PM at Preston Park, Field 3

Session 2 (2005-2007): 7-8 PM at Preston Park, Field 3

 

Weeks 2 and 4

 

Advanced Sessions: Available for all ECNL goalkeepers at the club. Select players from lower teams or younger teams can be invited by Goalkeeping Director on a one-off or regular basis. Must attend Tuesday and Wednesday sessions on a regular basis to be eligible.

 

Session 1 (2008-2010): 6-7 PM at Preston Park, Field 3

Session 2 (2005-2007): 7-8 PM at Preston Park, Field 3

Film Analysis & Feedback

Players who attend more than 50% of goalkeeper training sessions in a given month can opt into a film analysis program. They can send up to five Trace clips per week to the Goalkeeping Director for evaluation and will receive written feedback on each play.
 

Additionally, there will be Goalkeeper Office Hours every Monday from 4:30 p.m to 5:30 p.m. at the EFC office for players and parents to stop by and go over game film. They should come prepared with a match or matches they want to discuss. Signups will be conducted through the google link in TeamSnap.

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Have a question?

Joe Mondello
Director, Jr. KEEPERS & GOALKEEPING programs

joe.mondello@eastsidefc.org

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FIND A PROGRAM THAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU.

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