State Goalkeeper Certificate


The State Goalkeeping Certificate is a course designed to address technical, functional and psychological considerations of this unique position. Our goal is to provide coaches with the fundamentals required to address and coach the goalkeeper as he or she would any other player on the field. The 6-8 hour course will be a combination of classroom discussions and activities and practical field sessions. The first half of the course covers the technical foundation of the position and its application to the game. The second half discusses the goalkeepers role as a part of the team and provides examples of how to integrate the goalkeeper into your training sessions.

Upon completion of the course, coaches will be awarded a State Goalkeeping Certificate. As with all courses offered by NYSW, candidates will be expected to participate in certain portions of the course. No prior goalkeeping experience is required or expected. Candidates must be at least 16 years of age to take the course