The Technical Department of Football NSW has now completed the goalkeeper roadshow which took place in Albury, Wagga Wagga and Griffith with the aim of training presenters, coaches and players within each region.
The Community Goalkeeping course was hosted by Football Wagga Wagga and conducted at Gissing Oval over two days that saw 15 coaches and 18 Goalkeepers guided by former Socceroo Jim Fraser in what were ideal playing conditions.
The coaches were put through their final paces which included:
- Basic techniques of stance, catching
- Practices involving hand eye coordination
- Footwork with and without the ball
Football Wagga Wagga Coaching and Development Manager Liam Dedini was delighted with how the course was conducted.
“The coaches all expressed their enjoyment within the course and have taken a lot away from it.
“Hopefully these coaches can pass their knowledge onto other coaches within their local clubs so everyone is working on the same level.
“Football Wagga will be using this course as a stepping stone at running a goalkeeping academy within Wagga Wagga early next year and will tie in with the similar program in Albury and Griffith.
“A key message taken from all coaches was that it is important to start basic as goalkeepers need to have the correct technique before they intensify their training.
“Football Wagga would like to thank Jim Fraser and Oscar Gonzalez for their time running this community course in Wagga.”