IJF GOALKEEPING ACADEMY
The Academy programme will cover the main techniques and skills of goalkeeping: goalkeeping specific warm ups, handling, footwork, diving, shot stopping, one v one, crossing, dealing with the back pass, distribution; these topics will be covered in realistic match related practices - giving you the edge when you return to your team.
Our Academy Aims
Never before has the number one position been more influential or demanding. The position requires a unique mix of mental strength, speed, concentration, bravery and technical ability – combined with hard work and dedication.
To succeed in such a specialist position requires specialist coaching.
To improve technique through simple, realistic practice.
To be hard working and open minded.
To improve the goalkeepers understanding of the position.
To give the goalkeeper the ‘Tools in the Box’ they require to be a successful, consistent, reliable performer.
To look at how goalkeepers learn.
To teach the key tactical aspects of goalkeeping.
To ultimately improve match performance.
Schedule and Pricing
|Nad Al Sheba Complex||Age Group|
|Wednesday / Friday||6 - 11 Years|
|Wednesday / Friday||GK's + 12 - 18 Years|
|Friday||Adults and Amateurs|
|Dubai College||Age Group|
|Sunday||6 - 11 Years|
|Sunday||12 - 18 Years|
IJF offers players the chance to train at some world class venues throughout Dubai, some of which are exclusively available to the academies coaches.
Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex
NAS has become known as the best facility in the Middle East, and has played host to the likes of Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid recently.
With state of the art facilities, it is the ideal setting for high level coaching and training.
Usually reserved solely for professional teams and players, IJF have exclusive access to the venue.
Located in the heart of new Dubai, DC is one of the best school facilities in the Emirate.
With three full size grass pitches and a whole host of equipment at the coaches disposal, it is the easiest of our three venues to access.
ABOUT OUR COACH
Ben Smith – Head of Development and Goalkeeping
Ben Smith began his career as a goalkeeper for Newcastle United, before moving on to the likes of Middlesbrough and Leeds United.
His experience in the professional game included promotions from both the English Football League One and Two and set him in great stead going into his coaching career.
Ben will be leading the goalkeepers throughout the program, passing on information he picked up playing through the different levels of English football.
Coaching Qualifications: UEFA ‘B’ Goalkeeping License, FA Level 2
Elite Easter Goalkeeping Trip to England
IJF goalkeeping academy will be taking a select group of goalkeepers to train with Premier League goalkeeping coaches with at least two professional clubs in the UK. It will include a chance to watch a live Premier league game up close as well as watch professional goalkeepers train. This is a once in a life time opportunity for any young budding goalkeeper.
For more information and details:
firstname.lastname@example.org | +971 55 909 4809
One on One Coaching Sessions
One to One Goalkeeping Training
IJF goalkeeping academy is offering one to one sessions for those serious, ambitious goalkeepers wanting to go that extra mile to improve and one day become a professional.