The Vision of Santa Barbara SC goalkeeping program is to enhance each individual club level players techniques and goalkeeping skills to achieve the highest level of development. This is accomplished through our Director of Goalkeeping’s clearly defined and administered curriculum including; footwork, handling, distribution, diving, shot-stopping, communication, dealing with crosses and overall presence and command in the box. Our system encourages and ensures goalkeepers emphasize foot skills and overall ability to start the attack. In addition, the program is designed to develop players understanding through match analysis and game day evaluation and reflection.
Originally from Huntington Beach, CA
USSF B License
MLS Goalkeeping Staff Experience
Current UCSB Men’s
Division I College Player: CSF
Ages. 2016 to 2004 birth year boys and girls
Level. Offered to Santa Barbara SC & Central Coast Academy team players
The curriculum is designed for goalkeepers interested in reaching the highest level. Designed and led by Santa Barbara SC Goalkeeping Director, this specialized development curriculum will focus on areas such as shot-stopping, dealing with crosses, game management, distribution and goalkeeper specific strength and agility exercises.
Incorporating goalkeepers into training sessions. Within the warm- up, technical & technical/tactical portions of the session the goalkeepers will be utilized as field players and during the technical/tactical, tactical and small sided games portions of the session the goalkeepers will be primarily utilized as goalkeepers.
November 28 Handling, shots from close range
December 5 Diving Technique, shots from dead ball
December 12 Diving Technique, shots from dead ball
January 2 Handling, shots from close range
January 9 Footwork, One v One
January 16 Playing out of the back, Recovery movements
January 23 Positioning, shooting angles
January 30 Playing out of the back
February 6 Distribution (throwing & hands)
February 13 Distribution (feet)
For all dates & times view your team level playmetrics schedule.
Contact your manager/coach for your team’s schedule.
For Additional Questions Contact:
- Director of Goalkeeping- David Elias: firstname.lastname@example.org
“The goalkeeping leadership and curriculum ensures that the players learn and fine-tune all the techniques, decision making and skills required to become a great goalkeeper.”
— Greg Wilson, DOC