Seacoast United Goalkeeper School (SUGS) is one of our most specialized and innovative individual development programs. It focuses on the growth of goalkeepers at a variety of age and skill levels. This program is available to players from 10 to 20 years old.
Seacoast United’s Goalkeeper School will focus on technical, tactical, psychological, and physical aspects of the position. Among the technical topics covered: Techniques of correct footwork, catching, receiving, deflecting, tipping, parrying, punching, collapse & extension diving, and distribution.
Goalkeepers will learn how to deal with breakaways, crosses and how to demonstrate correct foot skills with regard to the back-pass rule. Tactically, goalkeepers will learn about organizing their defense, controlling their area, starting attacks, game restarts, in-game positioning, organizing the defense, and establishing correct tempo of play. Mentally, goalkeepers will learn how to be leaders, how to remain positive, how to stay focused and how to analyze their performance. Physically, goalkeepers will learn about strength and conditioning, nutrition, keeper-specific fitness, flexibility, and power.
Seacoast is proud to have helped more than 100 keepers achieve their dream of playing collegiate soccer, 25 of whom have played at the Division 1 level, including at schools such as Duke, Virginia, Boston College, Stanford and Northeastern. In addition, many others have starred for dozens of local high schools.