Shot Stoppers Goalkeeping Academy was established in 1994 due to a lack of structured training and coaching for goalkeepers at all levels. After 23 seasons we are still highly recognised by many as the goalkeeping academy that produces talented, disciplined and technically well nurtured goalkeepers from grassroots to senior international level.
Are you serious about goalkeeping? Our sole philosophy is to give young goalkeepers, male or female, the opportunity to positively develop and enjoy their learning experience. We aim to make you confident, disciplined in the art of goalkeeping and resilient. This is where you want to be for your journey to begin…
The Saturday Academy comprises of four groups of goalkeepers who have completed an assessment period with our coaching staff. Groups are assembled through ability, temperament and confidence. We do adhere to the old adage “That if you are good enough, you are old enough”. This enables to maximise potential and encourage technical progression. The weekly format of each group is as follows;
Group 1 – Goalkeeping Fundamentals (technique, handling and footwork)
Group 2 – Advanced Goalkeeping Fundamentals (increased tempo on technique, handling, footwork, tempo and the building of confidence)
Group 3 – Technical Awareness (tempo, reflexes and agility)
Group 4 – Professional Approach (stamina, strength and fitness)
Training venue is at Giffnock North Amateur Athletic Club, Braidbar Road Giffnock Glasgow G46 6HU. Training held on grass. Training session 10:00am-11:30am. In the event of bad weather, we will train on the Astro at Petershill Sports Complex, 28-30 Adamswell Street, Glasgow G21 4DD
The Monday sessions allow the coaching staff to have more time and an opportunity to evaluate individual performances, highlight areas of development and further goalkeeper support. Furthermore, it provides a platform for goalkeepers who play on a Saturday morning the chance to receive specialised coaching to support performance. Our goalkeeper development programme is open to all levels and experience.
Training venue is at Petershill Sports Complex, 28-30 Adamswell Street, Glasgow G21 4DD. Training held on 3G astro grass. Training session 6:50pm – 8:00pm