What is a “Sweeper Keeper”?

“I ask my goalkeeper to play as a sweeper keeper” is a phrase I hear during many conversations with coaches around the region and a quote I see often on Coaching Forums. One thing I don’t often see is any kind of explanation as to what the role of the “sweeper keeper”... read more...

Early Specialisation in Goalkeepers

As you can probably gather from the title, this blog post is going to be on a subject that has recently been highlighted in the National Press and has had many studies done about it: Early Specialisation. Whether this be a player being pigeon holed into a specific... read more...

February Half Term Goalkeeper Camp

Elite Goalkeeper Academy – February Half Term Goalkeeper Camp  “I think that the goalkeeper camps, organised by Steve and Dan, are very fun but most importantly, helped me become a better goalkeeper all round. Also, the coaches are really supportive and kind; the... read more...

Goalkeeper Positioning

Throughout a game a goalkeeper must be able to read the every changing scenery in front of him/her. Being able to adapt quickly to changes gives a goalkeeper a better chance of success; cutting out a through ball, claiming a cross, making a save, being successful in a... read more...