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Our NSCAC host, Valerio Rocca will discuss how the Goalkeeping position has evolved and changed over time.  Rules have changed which has forced the modern day goalkeeper to adapt. Team tactics and strategies have also changed as well as fitness requirements for all players. We'll look at what our two exceptional guests have changed in their goalkeeper training programs over the years to deal with the changes.


We'll also delve into video analysis of the game. Has it helped or hindered the keeper position? For example, how have non-Goalkeeper friendly striker and goal scoring sessions such as we presented in our webinar last week affect goalkeeper training?


Our guests will identify some of the keeper training methods being used today and how you can adapted them to your team.  Equipment and training aids have also changed. You'll be right up to date on all the latest by the end of this session.


Dave Wiebenga is a former USL A-League and D-3 League goalkeeper.  He spent his rookie season with the Arizona Sahuaros, and then a year with the Calgary Storm. 


Currently, Wiebenga is a National goalkeeper instructor with United Soccer Coaches, and is the Men's and Women's head coach at Lee's Summit High School in Lee's Summit, Missouri, USA.  His programs have won 13 Conference Championships, 13 District Championships, and 5 State Final appearances.  In 2014, the Men's team won the Class 4 Missouri State Championship.  He has been named Missouri High School Coach of the Year on five occasions.  On the club side, Wiebenga is the head goalkeeper trainer for Kansas City Scott Gallagher and is responsible for ECNL and Academy keepers.  


Fabrizio Caravaggio is a long time NSCAC member coach and an Academy coach with the Just4Keepers Academy.

Fabrizio become the keeper for the Peterborough City Soccer Association Men’s 1st and Reserve Teams. Today, he continues to play in the local Old-timer’s Men’s Outdoor and Indoor Leagues. Fab has quickly become one of the most sought-after goalkeeping coaches in the Kawartha Region of Central Ontario, holding keeper training classes and leading technical training sessions throughout the area. He also trains goalkeepers for Trent University's Varsity Teams.

Behind The Bench, Episode: The Evolution of Goalkeepers

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