Goalkeeper Specific Development

We recognise the importance of specific training and overall development for goalkeepers. We also understand the challenges of providing GK sessions within clubs. Therefore we offer a variety of programs for GK’s with our full time state squads and for club based players.

Here is an overview of the programs we will be offering in 2024:

Age groupsBoys U13-16/ U13-U18 GirlsBoys U13-16/ U13-U18 GirlsU10-U13U13-U16
EntryOctober 2023October 20232024 Club nominations2024 Club nominations
Program Length44 Weeks44 Weeks2024 30 Weeks2024 Termly blocks
Total Sessions per week31-2 per week1 GK – 1 SQUAD1
GK CoachingTwice a week1-2 per weekOnce a weekYes
Playing / Training kitIncludedOptionalYesNo
MatchesYesFriendly/ internal onlyInternal games/ Gala daysFriendly/ internal only
Hudl match reviewsYesYesNoNo
Monthly online GK  workshopYesYesYesNo
Lumin - Player monitoringYesYesNoNo
Tournament opportunitiesYesYesCarnivals each school holidaysYes

Football South Australia Talented Player Pathways

Football SA’s Talented Player Pathway is headed by the State’s Technical Department led by Technical Director, Michael Cooper with Richie Alagich Boys Development lead and Cristiano Dos Santos Girls Development lead. Additionally, lead coaches are appointed at various age levels to assist with one of Australia's most recognised youth development pathway programs.

Football South Australia (FSA), is committed to player development and below you will find details of our program offerings for 2024.

Our programs are designed for players with a motivation and desire to be the best they can be at a sport they love to play.

A step-by-step guide through the Talented Player Pathway for males and females in SA is outlined in the below documents.