CU Lakota-Monroe

GK Training Overview

Club goalkeeper training will occur on a regular basis throughout the season for our U9 to U18 age groups. Each training session will be 60-70 minutes. At U11 and up, goalkeepers are encouraged to become specialized. The cost of goalkeeper training will continue to be within the club fee.

GK Training Philosophy

Our philosophy at Cincinnati United is to teach and coach our young goalkeepers to become masters of the fundamentals of goalkeeping. At the same time, goalkeepers experience a high level of competition and training driven by a staff of former collegiate and professional goalkeepers and coaches.  This is obtained in an atmosphere that fosters good sportsmanship and leadership on and off the field. In addition, today’s goalkeeper has to be technically and tactically sound with their foot skills. Cincinnati United will train all goalkeepers to use their feet in team training. All Cincinnati United goalkeepers will be expected to play as sweeper-keepers. The goalkeeper coaches will be responsible for the instruction of the CU Goalkeeper Curriculum throughout the season.


  • Goalkeeping Warm Up
  • Handling
  • Preparation, Ready, Receiving
  • Diving techniques
  • Shot Stopping
  • Into line/Down the line  
  • One v One
  • Footwork
  • Receiving Position
  • Dealing with Crosses
  • Dealing with the Back Pass
  • Reaction Work

GK Training Schedule


Goal Keeper Training Schedule for Fall 2013 (Boys & Girls)
All Training sessions are at VOA Park, please meet the staff at the shelter prior to each training session
What to Bring: Dress as if it is a normal training session (CU gear), but bring GK gloves if desired, as well as a ball and water.
Hotline: 755-4402 option #2

Dates and Times: 
Tuesdays: 8/27, 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15 and 10/22
U8-U11 -- 5:30-6:30pm
U12-U14 -- 6:30-7:45pm

Thursdays: 9/5, 9/19, 10/3, 10/17 and Make-up Date 10/24
U8-U11 -- 5:30-6:30pm
U12-U14 -- 6:30-7:45pm

NOTE:  U8-U10 teams should rotate their players through the goalkeeper position in games, and as such, each team should rotate 2-3 players each week to attend goalkeeper training. Make sure that the players that play goalkeeper get to attend 2-3 (or more) sessions this season so they have a good base. We want them to have fun and to learn and perhaps we will develop some future goalkeepers in the meantime. 

GK Training Staff


Erika Bohn

Former U21 Women’s National Team Player, Former NCAA National Champion - 2004, NCAA College Cup Defensive MVP, Former College Coach

Kenny Howard

Former Collegiate Goalkeeper, NSCAA Goalkeeping Premier License, GK1 Academy Regional Director, Former College Coach.