The SFGA Juniors Program provides the foundation for future success in the goal by teaching young keepers the proper techniques to save shots effectively and safely, all while building their enthusiasm for goalkeeping and having fun.
The lateral movements necessary in goalkeeping are far different than the forward walking and running kids are accustomed to in their youth. Our Juniors program places heavy emphasis on games and activities that make movements from side-to-side more natural. Teaching these techniques at an early age allows the proper techniques of goalkeeping to develop by muscle memory, creating more fundamentally sound goalkeepers as they progress.
Coming out of the Juniors Program, keepers will be proficient in:
- Stance and positioning/angles
- Lateral footwork
- Basic diving
- Breakaways/ 1v1s
- Goal kicks and punts