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2020 Summer GoalKeeper Academy

Residents and Non-Residents are allowed to register for this camp due to the limited numbers expected for this very specialized camp.

We are required to host training for just 1 hour per group, with a 30 minute allowance of time to allow for Social Distancing to work when picking up and dropping off your children.

Soccer Club of Newington ‘return to play’ protocols, in alignment with state guidelines, will be followed.

Proceeds of this camp helps Parks and Rec and also helps the Soccer club provide coaching education, community donations, and scholarships.

Ages: 9 through 18
Location: Newington High School Field 2 605 Willard Avenue. Park in Big Lot in front of 4 soccer fields and walk up to 2nd field from lot.
Price: $235 In town players and $265 for non-resident players

Join the State’s Number 1 Goalkeeper Coach and Soccer Club of Newington’s George Kostelis for a personalized Goalkeeper Academy spanning 8 mornings from August 10th through the 20th!

Goalkeepers participate in the prevention of the development of goal scoring chances inside and outside of the penalty area. From being the first line of attack to the last line of defense, greater emphasis is placed on becoming a player who understands and can execute the modern demands of Goalkeeping.

Shot-stopping goal saves, dealing with crosses, distribution and organizing the defense is just a part of the academy experience. Creating a fun -filled environment is just as important! Topics covered: Play On & Off the Line, Diving: Low, Medium, & High,3-Dimensional Angle Play, Tipping Over the Bar, Dealing with Crosses, Back Pass Rule Play, Breakaway Technique & Tactics, Interval & Pressure Training, Initiating the Attack, Fitness, Reading the Game, Penalty Kicks, Boxing: One & Two Hands, Double Goal Theory, Footwork, Penalty Kicks, Setting the Wall & Defending Free Kicks. 

Ages 9 to 11

Registration closes on 08/08/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/10/2020 to 08/21/2020
$235.00

Ages 12 to 18

Registration closes on 08/08/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/10/2020 to 08/21/2020
$235.00

Goalkeeper Training

Join Hartford Athletic’s and Soccer Club of Newington’s George Kostelis for a summer-long Goalkeeper Academy!

Training sessions will emphasize developing proper technique and the physical skills needed to be an effective goalkeeper. 
Based on the topics trained, the sessions will implement tactical and psychological implications to stimulate and challenge goalkeepers to make decisions. From being the first line of attack to the last line of defense, greater emphasis is placed on becoming a player who understands and can execute the modern demands of goalkeeping.  

Topics Covered: How and when to Set, Basic Handling, Positioning, Angle Play, Diving, Tipping Over the Bar, Dealing with Crosses, Breakaway Technique & Tactics, Training the Back Pass, Distribution/Initiating the Attack, Boxing: One & Two Hands, Footwork, Interval/Pressure Training & Penalty Kicks.

Camp Contact: George Kostelis @ [email protected]

Location: Newington High School Field #2 at 605 Willard Avenue. Park in Big Lot in front of the 4 big fields. Then Walk up to the Second Field. Wear a mask until you get to the field and then please, especially if spectating, socially distance (12 feet or more apart)
 
Time: Age 9 through 11, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM, Age 12 & older 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.
 
Dates: Monday through Thursday, August 10th through 13 & August 17th – 20th with rain makeups on Fridays.

Pricing:
Resident or Newington Soccer Club player - $235 
Non Resident/Non Newington Soccer Club player - 
$265