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University of Tennessee Soccer Camps

Goalkeeper Academy

Location Knoxville, TN
Event Date(s) Jun 12, 2020 to Jun 14, 2020
Register By Jun 10, 2020 11:59pm CST

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Event Description

2020 marks the 12th year of the Tennessee Goalkeeper Academy. Our staff will include college coaches, as well as former professional, and current and former collegiate goalkeepers. This highly-experienced coaching staff will lead campers through a rigorous three-day, seven session training camp in the confines of the University of Tennessee's multi-million dollar Regal Soccer Stadium. Our sessions will mirror the regimens of collegiate and professional goalkeepers. We will also address the psychological aspects of soccer's most important position, as well as the formation of goalkeeper-specific strength and explosiveness workouts. This will be an exceptional opportunity for goalkeepers from around the country to train together in a specialized environment.

Friday, June 12 - Sunday, June 14

Regal Soccer Stadium (2317 Stephenson Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996)

Open To Boys & Girls Ages 10 - 18

$365 per Player

Soccer Ball | Size 4 or 5: $25


4:15 to 5:30 PM

  • Set Position
  • Basic Handling: Contour Catch Hand Shape, Basket Catch, Front Smothering
  • Footwork Prior to Shot (“when to get set”
  • Footwork After Shot (first-step explosiveness)
6:15 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Footwork Into a Dive / (angle of power-step; push-off; shuffle to a dive; cross-step to a dive)
  • Low Diving technique (when to parry)
  • High Diving technique (“top-hand” saves)
  • Shot-Stopping Drills
8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Crossing continued
  • 3 Goal Situation
  • Reaction saves from redirects

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

  • Distribution (Goal Kicks, Throws, Punts, Drop-Kicks)
  • Dealing with Back Passes
  • Starting the Counter-Attack
  • Goalkeeper Competitions / Goalie Wars – including Staff Goalie War Challenge!!
9 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Breakaways (recent and classic techniques)
  • Collecting Through Balls in the Penalty Area
  • Recovering and Reloading
  • Close-range shots / Reaction Saves
  • Lunch Time Discussion: Psychological Aspects of Goalkeeping
1:30 PM to 4 PM
  • Video Analysis from Friday’s session(s)
  • Angle Play
  • Set Pieces / Setting Walls
  • Communication / Organizing the Defense
  • Games: Ziggy’s Breakaway Challenge!!
  • Games: Penalty Kick Challenge

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • Crossing
  • Drop Step / Back to Bar / Tipping Over the Goal
  • Boxing (one and two hands)


If you have any questions about camp please contact Lindsay Taylor at ltaylo90@utk.edu or 865-974-8433. Hope to see you in Knoxville this summer!