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, Level 1, 2 and Level 3 (35 hours) Goalkeeping Diploma courses. 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 organize, link with the defensively or win the space behind the defense. Training the team and goalkeeper on backpass situations and developing the goalkeeper’s ability in distribution and how to play from the back to build or counter-attack. In addition, the course will deal with training goalkeepers to cover the space behind them, getting back to the “bar” when they are extended. The course also deals with coaching coaches to teach goalkeepers how to read the game, how to organize the defense and how to control game tempo.
Note: There is a pre-course assignment associated with attending an Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma course. The assignment is to provide a video showing a candidate training/coaching a goalkeeper(s). Additional details on the assignment will be sent to you after you have registered for the course.
Time Commitment: 50 hours instruction, 6 hours evaluation
Pre-course assignment: Video-tape yourself training a goalkeeper/s (20-30 minutes). Session training forms and self-evaluation forms will be sent once you sign up for the course.
Prerequisites: Goalkeeping Levels 1, 2, and 3 OR Goalkeeping Level 2, experience as a goalkeeper and goalkeeper coach, and National Diploma
Schedule for Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma