Downtown Las Vegas Soccer

Overview

DLVSC Goalkeeper Training has grown to be the most outstanding and proven goalkeeper sessions in Las Vegas. The Goalkeeper curriculum is age specific, for both genders, and will help develop all DLVSC competitive goalkeepers U11 – U19.  There will be separate sessions held throughout the calendar season that will be for the U5 – U10 age group goalkeepers so they progress at their own speed and environment. All goalkeeper sessions are open to DLVSC players, no matter their ability, as our aim is to not only develop the players that want to play the goalkeeper position but for those players to enjoy the position.

Mission

For every goalkeeper, regardless of age, level, or ability – to come to training on a weekly basis and develop a deeper love for the position of goalkeeping; through hard work, great concentration and pure enjoyment of the sport. Your reward will be games on the weekend and being able to showcase your ability you have learned through our curriculum.

Curriculum

  • Goalkeeper Specific Speed/Agility Fitness
  • Footwork and Handling
  • Shot Stopping – Front and Angles
  • Reactions and Reflexes
  • Crosses and High Balls
  • 1 v 1, Breakaways, Blocks
  • Starting and Set Positions
  • Short Distribution
  • Long Distribution
  • Classroom Session on Starting Positions and Setting Up Set Pieces
  • Field Sessions on Setting Up Set Pieces
  • Psychology of the Goalkeeper in Games and Training

What Do I Need?

It is important for goalkeepers to wear goalkeeper gloves. Goalkeeper gloves not only give you a better grip on the ball, but they offer protection and cushioning. All goalies need a good pair of goalkeeper gloves.

When you choose a more expensive product, you hope that you are buying a product that will last longer, but that isn’t necessarily the case with goalkeeper gloves. The most expensive goalie gloves are engineered for feel not durability. The most expensive goalkeeper gloves won’t last as long because the best material for goalkeeper purposes is not as durable as the cheaper materials. Each manufacturer uses various formulas of latex and each apply their own patented technology to their goalkeeper gloves.  Adidas, Nike, Reusch, Uhlsport, Sells and Puma are my picks for Goalkeeper Gloves here in the USA.

There are different goalie gloves for all weather conditions, levels of skill, and pockets. Most goalkeepers will have two pairs of goalkeeper gloves, one for practice and one for games. The best soccer goalkeepers have an inexpensive durable pair of gloves that they use during practice and one pair of the most expensive goalkeeper’s gloves that are ONLY used for games.  It is obvious that you want to be playing with your best goalkeeper gloves during the match.

Most goalkeeper gloves are comprised of a smooth latex, which provides the best grip.

Dimpled and textured latex gloves are also available. They offer more durability but their grip is not as great as pure latex gloves. Some manufacturers also utilize different treatments to increase the tackiness of the glove. Typically the better the latex, the better the gloves will perform.  The fingers and wrist bands have also been significantly improved to give better protection for the fingers and wrists.

Soccer goalkeeper gloves should fit snuggly, but not too tight. Your hand should not slide around inside the glove.  It is important that the glove is slightly oversized so that the keeper’s hands have extra surface area.

They should be designed with sufficient padding and the flexibility to manipulate the ball. Make sure you buy the goalkeeper gloves that are right for you.

  • Two Pairs of Gloves, ALWAYS
  • Two Pair of Boots, One for Soft Ground, One for Firm Ground
  • Shin Guards
  • Spare Goalkeeper Jersey
  • Towel, Water Bottle, and Hat
  • Chewing Gum

Goalkeeper Training Schedule

Monday’s
5:00pm – 6:15pm at HYDE (Cragin Park)
02 Boys – 99 Boys

6:15pm – 7:30pm at HYDE (Cragin Park)
04 Girls – 99 Girls

Tuesday’s
5:00pm – 6:15pm at HYDE (Cragin Park)
06 – 05 Boys & Girls

6:15pm – 7:30pm at HYDE (Cragin Park)
04 Girls – 99 Girls

Wednesday’s
5:30pm – 6:45pm at ED FOUNTAIN PARK #4 (Grass)
06 – 05 Boys & Girls

6:45pm – 8:00pm at ED FOUNTAIN PARK #4 (Grass)
02 Boys – 99 Boys

Thursday’s
5:30pm – 6:15pm at KZ #3
2012 – 2007 Boys & Girls

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Benefits of Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club

Education

Downtown Las Vegas Soccer is a premier soccer teaching club stressing individual development over team success.

Elite Options

Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club offers the most advanced levels of play, providing opportunities from beginner to elite.

Communications

Downtown Las Vegas Soccer focuses on quality communication and valuable information for parents and players to act on.

Beginner to Advanced

All levels of play are welcome at Downtown Las Vegas Soccer. We truly focus on the “Home for Every Player” mentality.

Organization

A knowledgeable staff and the support of the DLVSC front office, you’ll find organization at its finest.

Professional Curriculum

Downtown Las Vegas Soccer provides a professional teaching curriculum that extends from the MLS Colorado Rapids professional team down to three-years-old.

Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club

Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club