June 17, 2024
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Goalkeeper Training – What GDS is about

Offering a wealth of coaching experience of over 20 years at professional clubs Walsall FC and Birmingham City and also at grass roots level, UEFA B Licenced Dave Woodhall and his team offer a professional, structured coaching programme to improve young players and coaches alike.

We also have strong links with local professional football clubs and have passed many young keepers on over the last few years. GDS offer a three tier coaching system developing young players together with coach education programme for club coaches and parents who wish to help develop their own children in the specific art of goalkeeping.

Our goalkeeper training is unique

  • Shot-stopping
  • Footwork and handling
  • Reaction and improvisation drills
  • Ones v one’s
  • Distribution
  • Aerial work
  • Ground work
  • Starting the attack
  • Goalkeeper’s communication with defenders
  • Decision making
  • Start positions

Set plays including corners and free kicks