The Placer United Goalkeeping Program is a year-long age specific program for players ages 10-18, designed to develop key aspects of the game needed in order to be a successful goalkeeper. The Goalkeeper Program is inclusive meaning the additional training for this position is offered at no additional cost to the player. The program includes physical, tactical, technical, and mental aspects of the game which are specific to the playing position.
The Goalkeeping Program is instructed by Placer United’s Goalkeeping Technical Director, Matt McDougall, a former indoor professional and collegiate all conference player, who will lead Placer’s goalkeepers and help develop them to reach their full potential. Coach Matt holds a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma in addition to a NSCAA Level 3 Goalkeeping Diploma. Coach Matt is also the assistant head coach and goalkeeper coach at Sacramento State since 2006.
The main objective within the curriculum is to develop goalkeeping focus:
Every player at this age should experience playing all positions on the field including the goalkeeping position. It is important for the individual player to develop as a soccer player, not just as a goalkeeper.
For additional information, contact Coach Matt McDougall.