Keeper Training

FRIDAY Boulder County United Goalkeeper Programming

Location: Boulder Indoor Soccer – outdoor turf

Description: Weekly training offerings through BC United that is open to internal and external player personnel. The program is designed to introduce modern goalkeeping concepts for players to thrive within the current game model(s) that require goalkeepers to be more than shot stoppers. Goalkeepers are being asked to dominate their defensive ⅓ with superior distribution, strategic positioning, and decisive decision making in order to support their respective team’s methodology. Individual IDPs for every goalkeeper will be provided at the conclusion of the program for every goalkeeper to review and reflect on how they can continue their positive development moving forward. 

Curriculum “the why”: Each session will be age group specific but will be broken up into smaller groups based on skill level during the sessions themselves. Each of the 7 sessions will tackle one of the following goalkeeper specific topics:

  • Handling & distribution
  • Shot-Stopping
  • Managing High Balls/Crosses
  • Working Back to the Bar
  • Dealing with Penetrating Passes & Breakaways
  • Strategic Positioning within the Defensive ⅓
  • Playing Out of the Back

Practices will be run with the intention of providing the answers to problems every goalkeeper faces on the field in order to support each player’s independent problem solving skills. As goalkeepers are off the ball for the majority of every match, preparing them to be mentally engaged from start to finish is crucial for their match day success. Ensuring that players have the technical, tactical, physical, & psychosocial skill sets.


Session 1: November: 4, 11, 18

      December: 2, 9 ,16

Session 2: January: 13, 20, 27

      February: 3, 10,17,

Session 3: April: 7, 14, 21, 28

      May: 5, 12,


#1: 5:30pm-6:30pm (U10-U13)

#2: 6:30pm-7:30pm (U14-U19)


Price: $210 for all 6 sessions

Gender: Female & Male

Director: James Van Artsdalen 

Registration for Session 1
Registration for Session 2