Goalkeeping

The goalkeeper development pathway in New Zealand is now becoming recognized across the country with each federation making apart of its player development curriculum for both players and coaches.

New Zealand Football has recently completed it’s new coaching pathway along with its philosophy to sit within the New Zealand Football playing model used through all National representative teams in both men’s and women’s.

 

Goalkeeping Coach Pathway

NZF Introduction to Goalkeeping Coaching

Description: The Introduction to Goalkeeping Coaching Course presents new or existing coaches with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with how to work with players in this important position. The course is designed to provide all attending with an introduction to the basics of coaching Goalkeepers, including the fundamental techniques to focus on.

Content Covered: 

  • Qualities of a Goalkeeper coach
  • Fundamentals techniques of Goalkeeping
  • Fun games & activities to use with Goalkeepers

Learner Resources: CD Rom including:

  • Games & activities for GKs
  • GK Fundamental Techniques
    • Document
Each coach also receives access to NZF Football Online, providing additional 
resources including:
  • Additional course content
  • Online games & activities for GKs

Duration: 3 Hours

Suitable for: Beginner coaches working with grassroots GKs of any age.

Pre requisite qualifications: None

Assessment Procedure: None

 

NZF Goalkeeping Level 1 Coaching Award

Description: This course provides a deeper understanding on the GK fundamental techniques, as well as introducing advanced additions such as “Dealing with crosses” and “Dealing with 1v1s”. This course aims to show how coaches can bring these key aspects alive in a variety of game realistic GK sessions.

Content Covered

  • The role of the GK and required attributes
  • How to coach advanced GK techniques
  • Organising game awareness activities
  • Planning sessions for GK development

Learner Resources: CD Rom including:

  • 20 new games & activities for GKs
    • GK Advanced Techniques Document
Each coach also receives access to NZF Football Online, providing additional 
resources including:
  • Additional course content
  • Online games & activities for GKs

Duration: 10 Hours

Suitable for: Beginner coaches working with grassroots GKs of any age.

Pre requisite qualifications: NZF Introduction to Goalkeeping Coaching

Assessment Procedure: None

 

NZF Goalkeeping Level 2 Coaching Award

Description: Following on from the GK Level 1 Coaching Award, this course focuses on the GKs role as part of the overall team. It also concentrates more on the “how” to coach GKs, meaning that coaches are able to apply techniques at the right time to ensure GK development.

Content Covered

  • Designing Functional practices
  • GKs as the 11th  outfield player
  • GKs in the Mental / Social corner

Learner Resources: Learner Pack and memory stick including information on:

  • Functional practices for GKs
  • Game analysis templates
  • Videos of Coach Educator session delivery

Duration: 20 Hours

Suitable for: Developing GK coaches working with higher-level youth & adult GKs.

Pre requisite qualifications: NZF Goalkeeping Level 1 Coaching Award

Assessment Procedure: Video Assessment

 

NZF Goalkeeping Level 3 Coaching Award

Description:This course is for GK coaches looking to provide a complete coaching experience for their GKs, enabling them to be all that they can be. With content developed from researching best practice methods from all over the world, this high level learning will allow GK coaches to design holistic development programmes for their players.

Content Covered

  • Match and player analysis
  • Designing practices to aid GK development
  • Periodisation for peak performance
  • Conditioning for GKs

Learner Resources Learner Pack and memory stick including information on:

  • Long Term Player Development Program templates
  • Videos of role model training sessions
  • Videos of coaches session delivery

Duration: 50 Hours

Suitable for Advanced: GK coaches working with higher level GKs.

Pre requisite qualifications: NZF Goalkeeping Level 2 Coaching Award

Assessment Procedure: Video Assessment