WLYF are committed to improving the standard of footballers throughout the county of West Lothian and our bespoke initiative caters for a playing position that is often forgot about – the goalkeeper!
We have created a specialised Goalkeeping Academy which will provide the opportunity for children aged between 8 and 16 years old to work on developing their skills including shot stopping, handling, positioning and shape.
A goalkeeper is ultimately the last line of defence but can also be the first line of attack, mastering this position requires skill and training.
Our Goalkeeping Academy runs for 10 months of the year, following the academic timetable and is led by a team of Scottish FA qualified coaches.
Participants will work on a number of different aspects including but not limited to:
- Shot stopping
- Recovery saves
- Reflex saves
- Dealing with crosses