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Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma

Course Details

The NSCAA Academy is proud to offer the Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma course as the top goalkeeper offering within the Goalkeeping Academy. Under the direction of Tony DiCicco, the Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma builds on the popular (18 hour) Level 3 Goalkeeping Diploma course. The ANGD course is a 50-hour residential course and is one of the most comprehensive goalkeeping courses for coaches anywhere in the world. Lectures on all aspects of advanced positioning, communication, goalkeeper psychology, fitness and methodology for training goalkeepers will be addressed. There will also be field sessions dealing with the following topics: Basic to advanced handling, training goalkeepers to make diving saves, resolving the through-ball and breakaway saves. Dealing with all aspects of flank attacks, commanding the penalty area and the learning how to win the space behind the defense. Training the team and goalkeeper on backpass situations and developing the goalkeeper’s ability to distribution. In addition, the course will deal with training goalkeepers to cover the space behind them when they are extended, coaching coaches to teach goalkeepers how to read the game, how to organize the defense and how to control game tempo.


All candidates wishing to take the Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma must have the Goalkeeping Level 3 Diploma as well as the National Diploma or equivalent (USSF C License).