GOLDEN GLOVES KEEPER TRAINING
Coach Don Smith
EYSA Keeper Coach
Golden Gloves is an EDC program for athletes that are committed to the development of the five pillars specifically to the role of a keeper. The program is led by EYSA Head Goalkeeper Coach Don Smith.
Description of Program Components
- Technical: footwork, handling, diving, high balls, positioning, distribution, and communication.
- Physical: Balance, coordination, speed, agility, endurance, strength and flexibility.
- Mental: increase personal effectiveness under pressure; dealing effectively with mistakes, setbacks and criticism; maintaining self-confidence; effective decision making; bravery, concentration; motivation and discipline.
- Tactical: developing a better understanding of the game; initiating attacks; commanding the penalty area; preparing for set pieces; development of outfield skills and overall tactical awareness.
Golden Gloves classroom session
EASTSIDE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
The Eastside Development Centre (EDC) creates an environment for an athlete focused on developing the five pillars of excellence in sport – Technical, Tactical, Physical, Psychological, and Social. The EDC asks every enrolled athletes to commit to a philosophy of Excellence | Determination | Confidence.
Eastside Soccer offers additional training opportunities within our academy Eastside Development Centre (EDC). Programs offered complement the regular training programs offered by Eastside within players team enviroment.