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From the College Game to the Pros

From the College Game to the Pros

From the College Game to the Pros Most people that know me know that I’m pretty direct and I’m not into  of lot of “fluff.” So in an effort to keep your attention I’m going to keep this blog to the biggest element I’ve noticed from making the jump from college soccer...

My time in the US – Lessons learned

My time in the US – Lessons learned

My time in the US – Lessons learned IntroductionHaving come through the American College system with a successful three seasons at East Tennessee State University, I headed back to Ireland wide eyed hoping for a chance at what I had been working for, a break in the...

GK Coaching Education

GK Coaching Education

In June of 2019, I was extremely fortunate to attend the International Goalkeeper Coaches Conference held at IMG Academy, Florida. Throughout the weekend, I was able to spend some time with Rene Sta, Head of Academy Goalkeeping of Dutch powerhouse, AFC Ajax. While...

Pathway to pro

Pathway to pro

In the Fall of 2016, Paul Rogers are I were reviewing a long list of potential college goalkeepers that were due to enter the 2017 MLS draft. After hours of reviewing videos, we came to a realization we were unable to prepare at depth needed for such a task.  We were...

Dealing With The 2nd & 3rd Choice Keepers

Dealing With The 2nd & 3rd Choice Keepers

A few coaches have asked us to put together a newsletter covering our thoughts on dealing with your 2nd/3rd choice goalkeepers. We at PGK think this is a very important subject and one that is often ignored. So USWNT GK Coach Paul Rogers will share with you his...

Basic Handling

Basic Handling

In this issue I want to talk about basic handling, I believe this is an area that is over looked by many people working with goalkeepers. We have all heard or been part of the conversations about the goalkeeping coach VS goalkeeping trainer and it is with the latter...

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