San Antonio United Soccer Club - Goalkeepers

AVERAGE TOUCHES

330 touches per session

DEDICATED GOALKEEPERS

32 goalkeepers in the club

SAVE PERCENTAGE

76% on average game save percentage

BEHIND EVERY GOOD TEAM ARE A PAIR OF

SAFE HANDS

Experienced, dedicated, professional goalkeeping staff are at hand to teach our young goalkeepers everything they know. Anyone can join in and learn this position.

San Antonio United Soccer Club - Goalkeepers

330 AVERAGE TOUCHES

76% SAVE PERCENTAGE

32 CLUB GOALKEEPERS

DEDICATED GOALKEEPING DIRECTOR

 
 
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DEVELOPING THE MODERN GOALKEEPER INTO THE FIRST LINE OF ATTACK
With a dedicated focus on one of the most important positions on the field, we offer all players of SA United the opportunity to be coached by our experienced goalkeeping staff.
Our program aims at developing the modern goalkeeper, a player who understands the concept of goalkeeper as the first attacker, prepared to stop shots but also use their feet and hands to distribute and build attacks from the back. 
 
At the program core, players will develop their techniques such as; handling, catching, parrying, diving, scooping, footwork, 1v1 and decision- making. Tactical focus on effective distribution, communication, field awareness and organization complete the program.
 
All SA United players are eligible to attend the program, if their Program Director or Head Coach approve this.
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Aurora O

Both of my children take goalkeeper training, one is U10 and the other is U12. They like to go to practice and enjoy the training, the coaches are really nice and patient with them. The coaches have been developing their skills for almost 2 years. The training encourages them to be leaders of the team.

Goalkeeper parent

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This is our son Preston's second full season in the Goalkeeper program. Since beginning the program, we believe there is a night and day difference. He is now responding much quicker to the ball, covering angles and is improving at reading the opponents as they approach. Overall, we think the program and coaches are great.

Mark M

Goalkeeper parent

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Our goalkeeper program is run by our goalkeeping Director Rob Buchanan and is also staffed by Brendan Johnson.
Our goalkeepers train every Fall and Spring season with our professional goalkeeper coaching staff. 
 
Goalkeeper training is open to players from U8 to U19 boys and girls who are currently registered with SA United or Sting SA. Goalkeeper training is included in your seasonal registration fees.
PROGRAM CONTENTS
All age groups are trained by the Director or our coaching staff.
Techniques covered in the program:
  • Ball handling
  • Catching
  • Parrying
  • Diving
  • Scooping
  • Footwork
  • 1v1
  • Decision-making
CONTACT POINTS
GOALKEEPING DIRECTOR
Rob Buchanan
EMAIL THE DIRECTOR
GOALKEEPING COACH
Brendan Johnson
PROGRAM SCHEDULE
Working alongside team coaches, we make sure that the dedicated goalkeeping sessions minimize any time away from regular team training.
Academy and Junior training information.
Practice days: Monday.
Season Length: TBD.
Field #: 1B.
Coach: Rob Buchanan.
Practice times: U10 boys and girls / U9 girls - 5-6pm. U8 boys and girls / U9 boys - 6-7pm. U13-U14 boys and girls - 7-8pm.
Practice days: Wednesday.
Season Length: TBD.
Field #: 1B.
Coach: Brendan Johnson.
Practice times: U10 boys and girls / U9 girls - 5-6pm.
Senior training information.
Practice days: Monday.
Season Length: TBD.
Field #: 1B.
Coach: Rob Buchanan.
Practice times: U14-U16 girls - 6-7pm. U17-U19 girls - 7-8pm.
Practice days: Wednesday.
Season Length: TBD.
Field #: 1B.
Coach: Rob Buchanan.
Practice times: U14-U16 boys - 6-7pm. U17-U19 boys - 7-8pm
PLAYER REGISTRATION
U7-U10 Academy players interested in attending the goalkeeper training should contact Rob Buchanan for further information.
U11-U19 competitive players interested in attending goalkeeper training should discuss with their head coach first to confirm if this is appropriate, and then register with Rob Buchanan.
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U7-U14

Our Recreational program offers a low-cost, fun, creative and non-stressful environment, to not only develop soccer players, but for every player to participate on a team, regardless of their interest or ability.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

Q. If my child really enjoys the program, are there any options for movement into the other club programs? 

A. Yes of course. We actually have players who have excelled in the program and then progressed into our Academy and Junior programs to further their development.

U15-U19

Players moving into the Senior program begin to learn about our competition phase, while we develop them for successful high-school and college careers in sport and study.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

Q. How do you help players with their college aspirations and recruitment?

A. With a dedicated program director, we provide each athlete with a guide and athlete profile, outlining a timeline to organize their goals and support them in the recruiting process.

U11-U14

Our Junior program focuses on our athletes learning to compete as a team, developing as an individual, enjoying the pursuit of excellence in a challenging environment.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

Q. Entering into the competitive phase of soccer, what can we expect from the program?

A. We offer multiple levels of competitive play, with a club focus and philosophy on developing intelligent, skillful athletes.

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U4-U7

Developing the very fundamentals of soccer, at the earliest time of a child's development, is crucial in their soccer education. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

Q. What does your program offer my young child and why play so early ?

A. Our program has a set curriculum based on ball mastery, and a fun challenging environment to instill a passion and love for the game.

U7-U10

Our Academy program is a fantastic place for young athletes to to continue their soccer education, while constantly challenging and developing their mind and body.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

Q. Can we come out to the Sportsplex and see what the environment is like before registering?

A. Of course, we can arrange a free POE for your child and your family to experience our club.