No. 1 National Training Center for Goalkeepers at South Kent School
Ages 13 to 18, Boys and Girls
Soccer Camp Details
The South Kent School
40 Bulls Bridge Road
South Kent, CT 06785
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The South Kent School is nestled upon a hill among 550 acres of lush Connecticut countryside just a short drive from Danbury, Hartford, and New Haven Ct. Our newest site in Connecticut is also easily accessible from West Chester, New York, Long Island and New England.
The South Kent facility is an outstanding No.1 campsite with lush training fields, state of the art turf fields and modern dorms with an all you can eat buffet for each meal. The cafeteria at South Kent is absolutely outstanding. South Kent offers an abundance and variety of delicious and nutritious foods. There is a selection of hot meals, sandwiches, salads, soups, fruit and delectable desserts. An evening snack bar is available along with evening Pizza parties.
Campers are housed in traditional on-campus housing. The housing facility is complete with air-conditioning and all new modern amenities. The dorm rooms can accommodate 2 people per room and roommate requests are honored. The dorms are supervised by our experienced staff and provide for 24 hour security and supervision.
South Kent is one of the premier private school soccer programs in the country. South Kent School is a member of the New England School Athletic Council, and regularly wins championships at the league, New England and National levels. Alumni of South Kent Soccer play at the highest levels of college and professional Soccer. South Kent is coached by the highly acclaimed Owen Finberg. During his time at South Kent Coach Finberg has won several coaching awards, just recently being named a High School Coach of Distinction by the United Soccer Coaches. The award, “acknowledges high school coaches that go above and beyond by using their coaching position to teach life lessons and provide opportunities to develop outstanding young men and women.” In 2015 he was awarded the National Coach of the Year from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). He also won the New England Coach of the Year from the NSCAA in 2015 and 2008. He has been named small school prep school coach of the year by the Connecticut Soccer Coaches Association ten times as well as Prep School Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2015. In 2008 he also won the Joshua Krusewski “Outstanding Young Coach” Award from the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association.
The No.1 National Training Centers for Goalkeepers will provide a comprehensive and stimulating Goalkeeper specific training opportunity. For over 45 years the No.1 Soccer Camps have provided the most inclusive, comprehensive and pertinent Goalkeeper training in the country. Founded by Dr. Joseph Machnik, the No.1 Goalkeeper Camps were the first of its kind to offer specialized training in the most important area of the field, the 35 yards in front of the goal. The alumni, players and coaches who attended the No.1 Goalkeeper camp is without equal. Numerous goalkeepers-male and female have gone on to play in the World Cup, internationally, professionally and collegiately, ours is a successful list unmatched by any camp organization in the world.
A primary reason for this incredible record of success is our staff of accomplished professional goalkeeper coaches who consistently aspire to research, dissect and then design pertinent training sessions. The demand on the modern goalkeeper as played by the likes of Steffen, DeGea, Allison, Neuer, Bardsley, Harris, and Campbell is much different than even five years ago. The “Goalkeeper of the Future “as taught at the No.1 Soccer Goalkeeper Camps is here now! The No.1 Goalkeepers Camp has always provided a forward thinking curriculum and in 2022 we are once again putting modern methodologies to the test, where they matter most, on the field-35 yards from the penalty area. You are unique and possess a unique skill set, our goal will be to accentuate your strengths and encourage continued growth through an intensive goalkeeper specific environment.
Our National Training Centers will focus on the following:
- Become a coach on the field, a goalkeeper who effectively organizes and directs teammates from an optimal viewpoint. Exudes confidence and becomes a true leader.
- Have the requisite passing skills and tactical awareness to make correct decisions under pressure and be an effective first line of attack.
- Have the ability to read the game by correct positioning in order to deal with through balls, space between the defensively line, deal effectively with crosses and eliminate the opponents goal scoring chances.
- The necessary athleticism, quickness and technical skills to be able to deal with 1v1 situations, shots on goal and for reaction and reflex saves.
Our National Training Centers will provide extensive feedback from our knowledgeable, professional staff via, 1on 1 meetings, verbal evaluations, video evaluations and a detailed written evaluation. Our National Training Centers for Goalkeepers is an incredible opportunity to get the intensive specialized training required to be the No.1 Goalkeeper on your team, and provide you with a pathway to achieve future growth and success both on and off the field.
Typical Daily Schedule
7:30 Training activation- exercises that you can do yourself to improve flexibility, footwork, handling, coordination as well as speed, agility and quickness.
9:30 Lesson- Technical Component-effectively dealing with through balls
Tactical Component- reading the game, positioning, communication
11:30 Session review and individual feedback, video analysis
1:00 Regeneration: effective Goalkeeper prehab/ rehab exercises
2:00 Lesson – Technical Component-Dealing with Crosses, catching, boxing
Tactical Component-Extending your range, “your feet get your hands to the ball”
4:00 Session review- video review
6:00 Penalty Kick lesson – Video Analysis of the three types of Penalty Kicks
7:00 Penalty Kick Contest
8:30 Professional regeneration Session/Nutrition
9:15 Lecture-Unique role of the goalkeeper, the goalkeeper DNA
10:30 Lights out
Come join America’s Top Camp program for goalkeepers and field players playing on both sides of the ball and become part of the No.1 Soccer Camps family of over 90,000 satisfied and improved players who have made their mark on soccer fields across the country.