Goalkeeping

The goalkeeper development pathway in New Zealand is now becoming recognised across the country with each federation making it a part of its player development curriculum for both players and coaches.

New Zealand Football has recently completed it’s new coaching pathway along with its philosophy to sit within the New Zealand Football playing model used through all national representative teams in both men’s and women’s.

At Capital Football, we offer a range of goalkeeping opportunities.

FOR PLAYERS:

GOALKEEPING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

The Capital Football Goalkeeping Development Programme (GDP) is for goalkeepers aged 12-16 years who currently sit outside the Federation Talent Centre (FTC) programme.

The GDP involves specialised training that is aimed at developing new techniques and skills whilst advancing young goalkeepers towards nomination for the FTC programmes.

Goalkeepers will be working with some of Wellington’s best goalkeeping coaches.

The GDP is run each term on Monday nights at Memorial Park, Petone from 5:30-6:30pm. Entry into the GDP is done on a two-week trial basis and players are reselected each term based.

The cost for the programme is $100.00 and runs for 8-weeks each term.

For all nominations and questions about the GDP please email Jake Piper, jake@capitalfootball.org.nz

 

FOR COACHES:

For details of the next available courses being offered and to how to register, see Coach Education

NZF INTRODUCTION TO GOALKEEPING COACHING

Description: The Introduction to Goalkeeping Coaching Course presents new or existing coaches with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with how to work with players in this important position. The course is designed to provide all attending with an introduction to the basics of coaching Goalkeepers, including the fundamental techniques to focus on.

Content Covered: 

  • Qualities of a Goalkeeper coach
  • Fundamentals techniques of Goalkeeping
  • Fun games & activities to use with Goalkeepers

Learner Resources: CD Rom including:

  • Games & activities for GKs
  • GK Fundamental Techniques
    • Document
Each coach also receives access to NZF Football Online, providing additional 
resources including:
  • Additional course content
  • Online games & activities for GKs

Duration: 3 Hours

Suitable for: Beginner coaches working with grassroots GKs of any age.

Prerequisite qualifications: None

Assessment Procedure: None

 

NZF GOALKEEPING LEVEL 1 COACHING AWARD

Description: This course provides a deeper understanding on the GK fundamental techniques, as well as introducing advanced additions such as “Dealing with crosses” and “Dealing with 1v1s”. This course aims to show how coaches can bring these key aspects alive in a variety of game realistic GK sessions.

Content Covered

  • The role of the GK and required attributes
  • How to coach advanced GK techniques
  • Organising game awareness activities
  • Planning sessions for GK development

Learner Resources: CD Rom including:

  • 20 new games & activities for GKs
    • GK Advanced Techniques Document
Each coach also receives access to NZF Football Online, providing additional 
resources including:
  • Additional course content
  • Online games & activities for GKs

Duration: 10 Hours

Suitable for: Beginner coaches working with grassroots GKs of any age.

Pre requisite qualifications: NZF Introduction to Goalkeeping Coaching

Assessment Procedure: None