Goalkeepers hold a special place in the heart for everyone involved at the club.

As OBO says, “Goalkeepers are amazing people” and we certainly agree. This why we are always looking for ways to maximise the abilities of goalies at any age, experience and ability.

In the 2017-18 season we will expanding our Goalkeeper Academy program to build on the recent successes and growth in GK numbers.

Junior Goalkeeper Academy

London Wayfarers Hockey Club offers high-quality junior goalkeeper training for boys and girls, for all abilities from beginner level upwards.

The Goalkeeper Academy aims to grow the game of hockey and develop the qualities of goalies through a dynamic, current and balanced program. Goalkeepers will progress through the program starting with a solid conceptual and skills foundation and continue to advanced positions and techniques. Game management and situational hockey knowledge are also major aspects of the curriculum.

We provide almost 5 hours of dedicated goalkeeper training per week and are proud to offer:

1. Video analysis
2. Personalised feedback
3. Individual/group coaching
4. Quality kit available for youngsters to use

By undertaking this we hope to be at the forefront of goalkeeper excellence, quality and enjoyment. In addition, academy members will have the opportunity to play regular club matches (if selected) for their age group teams within the Surrey County league.

Training Venues and Times 2017-18

The hockey season runs from September until just before Easter, and we usually don’t train on half-term weeks and have a break for Christmas and New Year.

All junior GK’s: Sundays 9.00 – 10.30 at Dulwich College
Performance group: Wednesdays 17.15 – 18.30 at Newton Prep
Development group: Thursdays 17.15 – 18.15 at Newton Prep

Senior Goalkeeper academy

The senior goalkeepers have their own goalkeeper training sessions with specialised coaches on top of their regular team training sessions. As with the junior goalkeepers we will be providing:

1. Video analysis
2. Personalised feedback
3. Individual/group coaching
4. Quality kit available for those who do not have their own kit

Sessions will take place monthly on Tuesdays at Battersea Park between 21.00 and 22.00 starting on 12 September with the exact dates listed on the events page.

Interested in joining the goalkeeper academy?

If you are keen to join the GK Academy, just want to give goalkeeping a try or would like to help out as (assistant) coach please get in touch with Barbara Pawson.

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Locations

Battersea Park

Battersea Park
London
SW11 4NJ

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre
Ledrington Road
London
SE19 2BB

Kennington Park

Kennington Park
Camberwell New Road
Kennington
SE11 4AS

Streatham & Clapham

Streatham & Clapham High School
42, Abbotswood Road
Balham
SW16 1AW

Raynes Park

Raynes Park High School
Bushey Road
London
SW20 0JL

Dulwich College

Dulwich College Sports Club
Pond Cottages
London
SE21 7LE

Newton Prep

149 Battersea Park Rd
London
SW8 4BX

La Retraite

La Retraite RC Girls' School
Atkins Road
Clapham Park
London
SW12 0AB