CU Sycamore-Mason

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

Schedule for Spring 2015

Days, Dates & Times
See the IN THE SPOTLIGHT section of our main page for Sycamore-Mason with dates and calendar for keeper training!


GK Training Staff


Info to be provided at a later date!