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Goalkeeper Centres

Within the goalkeeper department we offer U7 to U16s the chance to receive high-quality technical coaching sessions at outstanding playing venues situated across Cambridgeshire, Suffolk & Peterborough.

The programme covers all technical aspects of goalkeeping, such as:

  • Handling and footwork
  • Shot stopping
  • Dealing with crosses
  • 1 v 1s
  • Distribution techniques

The programme will also include a specific personal review every nine weeks for the students to use as motivation and a learning aid to improve themselves. This means that over the course of the 36 weeks they will receive four individual reports.

The structure of the goalkeeper programme from August 2019 is a tiered system, including a Goalkeeper Centre, Goalkeeper PDC & Goalkeeper Elite PDC for both boys and girls. This represents the potential progressions each level can make, with the Academy the primary target for our students.

The Goalkeeper Programme is delivered in line with the philosophy and DNA of the Club and Academy.

Students will also have opportunities to represent RDP in fixtures, festivals, training camps, tours and Match Day Experiences

Venues

  • Suffolk: Hedingham, Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Wortwell – PDC (1 hour)
  • Peterborough: Hampton, Huntingdon, Yaxley - PDC
  • Cambridgeshire: Witchford – Boys & Girls PDC;  Cambourne – Boys Elite PDC; Ely – Girls Elite PDC

Open Days and Camps

Throughout the season we hold specialist Goalkeeper days/Morning courses for our students as well as for non-students. Please keep looking at our main page for upcoming events. 

Trials

From August 2019 trialists will be given a four-week trial period starting at the goalkeeper centre. If their abilities are of a higher level this will be discussed then accommodated.  

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