Century FC Goalkeeping Program
After coaching for Century Soccer for the past three years, my experience has proven to me that Century has one of the top productions of youth goalkeepers in Pennsylvania, if not nationally. I am proud to work with several highly experienced and highly educated goalkeeper coaches that put our goalkeepers first. Being a goalkeeper is one of the most unique positions for children, and they are exposed to several educative qualities that many players may not be exposed to. There is such an important combination of technical, tactical, psychosocial, and physical aspects that are involved in forming each individual goalkeeper. All of these aspects are the main focus in our goalkeeper development.
I want to welcome you to Century Soccer Club and welcome you to our goalkeeping program. I have been a goalkeeper all of my life, and my experiences span from playing in Germany, Michigan, Greece, and finally Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I have the highest level of goalkeeper licenses, and I am surrounded by staff with the highest level of both licensing organizations available in the United States, USSF National Goalkeeping and United Soccer Coaches Diplomas.
Goalkeepers are often seen as leaders of a team as they have the best view of the field and some of the best judgment for the game. At Century FC, we strive to provide the best level of training, at the best facilities for our goalkeepers. The goalkeeper position is very unique as it entails being the last line of defense and the first line of offense. Being able to adapt at a young age and seeing the whole field is of very high importance to a soccer player. The goalkeeping position requires particular care and attention, which is exemplified by all of our coaches when we work with your kids.
Our trainings are designed to provide our goalkeepers with the highest-level of technical opportunities to give the goalkeeper maximum repetitions. These opportunities allow staff to make teaching points and progressions into functional activities that relate directly to the game. Our curriculum is designed to improve the overall technical and tactical skills of the beginner as well as the advanced goalkeeper.
Century Goalkeeper Training
Winter 2020 GK Training will be on Wednesday nights with the scheduled age groups outlined below:
Century Winter Goalkeeping will be held on Wednesday nights starting 11/18.
Academy - U12 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm at Cool Springs Bethel Park
U13-Above - 5:30pm - 7:00pm at Cool Springs Bethel Park
If you have any questions please contact:
Director of Goalkeeping
Century East Goalkeeper Training
Century East Winter 2020 GK Training will be on Wednesday nights starting on 12/2/2020
ALL AGES - 6:30pm - 7:30pm at Cool Springs (Wildwood Sports Complex)
COVID-19 - Please make sure all families check their kids for symptoms prior to sending them to GK Training. We follow all guidelines set forth by PAWEST + Century Board of Directors (Masks, temperature checks, etc). If your son or daughter has traveled outside of Pennsylvania we ask that you please advise the most current travel restrictions for quarantining and/or covid testing. Thank you! We are all in this together to keep the kids developing while staying safe.