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GoalKeeping Academy

City Islanders Elite GoalKeeping Academy

– U9 through U17

The mission of the City Islanders Goalkeeper Academy is to provide the highest level of goalkeeper specific training in the area. The Academy utilizes modern methods and approaches to develop goalkeepers with the technical, tactical, and psychological components necessary to succeed in today’s game.

GoalKeepers will receive:

  • 18 Weeks of training including both indoor and outdoor — see below for specific details
  • Each GoalKeeper will receive gloves, training top/jersey, and a formal evaluation

“Exciting times to be a goalkeeper in Central PA! We hope you come join us as we develop the next level GK.” — Isles GK Staff


  • Six Weeks
  • Technical, speed, and explosive training
  • Mondays- 8-9 PM
  • January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10

Location: Twin Ponds West
200 Lambs Gap Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

What to bring: athletic gear, sneakers, and water/sports drink


  • Four Weeks
  • Continued technical training; tactical/functional training
  • Mondays – 7-8 PM
  • February 17, 24, March 3, 10

Twin Ponds West
200 Lambs Gap Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050


  • Eight Weeks
  • All aspects of the position in an outdoor setting
  • Sundays – 6-7 PM
  • March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 27, May 4, 18, 25

CD East High School (field #1)
626 Rutherford Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109

What to bring: GK Training gear (gloves, jersey, shorts/pants), cleats and sneakers, water/sports drink

*Any sessions rained out or field conditions are unplayable, will be made up.

Cost $695: (two options)

Pay in Full by the first session (January 6th) and receive a $50 discount.

To register, Click HERE.

3 Time Payment Plan:

  • $295 at registration — due by January 6, 2014
  • $200 due by March 1, 2014
  • $200 due by April 1, 2014

What this training offers the GoalKeeper:

  • 10 weeks of indoor training for technical/tactical, explosive movements they will need in goal
  • 8 weeks of outdoor training consisting of technical, functional/tactical, and psychological training to help your GK become a game changer
  • Technical: Positioning, handling(catching/deflecting), diving(front, low, collapses, mid-range height, and extension), high balls(crosses, boxing)
  • Functional/Tactical: angle play, reaction saves, distribution(hands/feet), breakaways, pks, set pieces, restarts, communication
  • Psychological: leadership skills, coping with game(goals against), having short term memory to move forward in the game, managing mistakes/losing confidence, right communication (tone of voice/when not to talk), creating an on-field presence
  • Each Goal Keeper will receive GKs gloves, training top/jersey, and an evaluation in addition to the training

About Our GoalKeeping Trainers





In addition, City Islanders Pro GoalKeepers will also serve as GoalKeeping Academy staff when available.

Questions: Contact the City Islanders Front Office at 441-4625 (GOAL) OR email kim@cityislanders.com OR gkacademy@cityislanders.com.