Goalkeeper Training / Coaching
Goalkeepers and Goalkeeping in Hockey , like in many other team sports , is a specialist area.
Hillhead Juniors have invested in the coaching staff and appropriate training aids to coach Goalkeepers from an early age , usually 7 -8 years old up to 16 years old and this year (2020) we have 15 x goalkeepers currently training with us.
Both boys and girls have the chance to kit up in the protective armour and pads and learn all aspects of goalkeeping from kicking to shot stopping , positioning to diving. Safety is paramount and the various protection required needs to be kept in good condition to allow safe practice. This all under the watchful eye off Goalkeeper Coach's Gerry McGuinness and Marc Barry.
Having started in 2009 with one single goalkeeper who then went on to play Scotland under 16's , Hillhead Juniors have over recent years steadily increased the number of young Goalkeepers participating on a Sunday morning and currently have 15 young keepers - aged between 8 and 16.
So if your child would like to try out goalkeeping , or if you are a budding goalkeeper , feel free to contat Hillghead Juniors or come down and see us. 10am - 12noon on a Sunday morning , the sessions are based around the different aspects of being a Goalkeeper. Stance , Balance , positioning and technique , thus allowing better control when kicking (power and direction) , shot stopping , 2nd phase play , diving and sliding. Its all about learning but keeping it fun and enjoyable.