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As the last line of defense and the first step to an effective attack, goalkeepers must possess a unique set of technical, mental, and physical skills compared to those of a field player.  The goalkeeper must be able to make split-second decisions that will affect the outcome of the game, while under pressure and evaluating multiple visual cues.  Because the margin of error is so thin, goalkeepers must have the mental constitution to handle this pressure and that constitution comes from quality training so the goalkeeper can feel confident in their abilities.

Golden Boot Soccer Goalkeeper Academy

GK - Reaction

  • The mechanics of catching the ball
  • Deflecting the ball around the goal
  • Footwork (allowing players to move their bodies to the proper position to receive the ball)
  • Proper positioning allowing the keeper to cover the largest portion of the goal possible
  • Diving
  • Properly distributing a ball after a save
  • Safety
  • Goal Kicks
  • Leadership Skills

For advanced Goal Keepers ages 11-17 playing on competitive travel teams, Golden Boot Soccer's new GK-Reaction program offers additional elements of cognitive training specifically designed to offer a mental challenge forcing their brains to adapt to multiple visual and auditory cues while executing techniques.  This results in quicker decision making and decreased reaction times.  

  • Interpreting visual and auditory cues
  • Sensory input
  • Kinesthesis
  • Muscle memory
  • Multiple Object Tracking
  • Judging speed and direction of the ball
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Multitasking

Kick, Laugh, Play

Golden Boot Soccer's Lil' Boots programs have created positive experiences for young players for over 16 years with more than 1000 kids going through our programs annually. The program focuses on teaching soccer fundamentals through fun activities and games.

Lil’ Boots Juniors / ages 3-4

Lil' Boots is the perfect introduction for children ages 3-4 to the wonderful game. It is a specially designed program that initiates a positive experience for young players to learn the basic fundamental skills of the game. The program builds self-esteem, confidence, and promotes sportsmanship and fair play all while developing a child’s coordination, physical, mental and social skills in a non- competitive environment. 

Lil’ Boots Advanced / ages 5-6

Is your child ready to take Lil’ Boots to the next level? Lil’ Boots Advanced is designed for children ages 5-6 who are in need of an additional challenge beyond what is offered in our Lil’ Boots Juniors camp. In this program we are introducing more complex activities and games as well as the concept of team play. Lil' Boots Juniors is NOT a pre-requisite to Lil' Boots advanced.

Benefits

  • Introduction to the basic fundamentals skills of the game
  • Building confidence and self-esteem
  • Improving physical abilities such as coordination and balance
  • Developing social skills and learn how to interact with peers
  • Developing cognitive skills such as multitasking and problem solving
  • Learning sportsmanship and fair play
  • Enjoying and having fun playing the beautiful game

Details

  • Innovative curriculum consists of age-appropriate fun soccer-related activities
  • Low trainer to players ratio
  • Experienced, enthusiastic and patient staff

Is your child ready take Lil' Boots to the next level?

Golden Boot's Advanced Lil' Boots class is designed for children ages 5-6, who have taken a Lil' Boots class in the past and are in need of an additional challenge beyond what is offered in our traditional Lil' Boots program. The program builds on the fundamentals of our normal Lil' Boots classes, while continuing to work on your child's coordination and ball work.


Advanced Lil' Boots will develop the mental concepts of the game, allowing the players to get a better understanding of soccer. Intended for children that excel in normal Lil' Boots, Advanced Lil' Boots will challenge children's mental and physical capacity, while working in a social-friendly environment.

Welcome to Golden Boot's Advanced Lil' Boots class!

Your child finished the fun introduction to the game of soccer in our Lil' Boots program and is ready to make the leap into the next level. However, getting to the next level is a gradual process. Exposing young players to activities and skills that are too advanced can be counter productive to their development and may even result in them quitting the game.


Young players ages 7-8 must go through an intermediate program that focuses on basic individual skills such as ball mastery and 1v1 moves.

Our new Player Development Bridge program is designed to do just that. It is the missing 'Bridge' between our LiL Boots program and the more advanced Player Development program and consists of age-appropriate activities that ensure a smooth transition to the next level. 

"More hours, more skills, more training"

The Player Development Plus Training Program is designed for players who are interested in developing their individual skills and technical ability. The program gives players an opportunity to refine existing skills and to learn new ones. In addition to technical training, the program focuses on tactical understanding of the game, soccer intelligence and decision making under pressure.


Players learn through close interaction with professional trainers, instructional demonstrations, technical training, skill contests, drills and footwork training. Scrimmages and small side games give players an opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned in a creative setting.

 

Keepers grouped by age, then skill.

The last line of defense and the first step to an effective attack, Goalkeepers must possess and improve a separate set of technical, mental, and physical skills than the field player.  If players don’t receive this kind of focus and attention during their regular practices, it’s even more important to obtain quality training independently.  During our training program, players learn through instructional demos, technical activities, footwork and other dynamic exercises. 


Our Goalkeeper Training Program focuses on cultivating the technical, mental and physical skills necessary to become a top-notch goalkeeper. The program concentrates on technique, strategy and leadership skills. Players learn through instructional demonstrations, technical training, footwork training and drills. They also have an opportunity to apply the skills and concepts learned in game-like situations. It enables players to make smart and quick decisions and to better communicate with their defense.

* High balls & Breakaways * Hand / Eye Coordination * Reflexes & Flexibility * Shot-Stopping * Diving Techniques * Punting & Throwing * Footwork * Positioning

Cogno-Technical is a cognitive coaching technique that is added to the traditional emphasis on technical skills and physical fitness specifically designed for the competitive player.  Soccer is a cognitive sport so it is crucial for the advanced player to develop their brain as well as their body.  Cogno-Technical training techniques force the players' brains to constantly multitask so that in-game decision making can keep up with the pace of the game.  This allows players to develop technical skills and agility while also developing high levels of perception, peripheral sight and split vision to allow a player to continuously execute game time actions at very high speed. 

Travel players only. 

Cogno-Technical is designed with the competitive player in mind. The curriculum will cover higher level technical aspects of the game, assuming players already have mastery of basic age appropriate skills from their travel/club team training. This program is designed to provide flexibility for players who must prioritize their club team training.  Sign up for 1, 2 or 3 sessions a week, picking your primary night(s). If scheduling conflicts arise, simply switch nights on a particular week or permanently. 

 

Positive Touch Soccer

 

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single dribble. Undeniably the most important skill of soccer is touch. Positive Touch help players master their “Touch” on the ball! With this kind of touch quality, there is no soccer skill a player cannot learn. Positive Touch lays the foundation to every dribbling move, every pass and kind of shot. The camp is designed to give players thousands of touches on the ball as well as to teach creative moves and footwork. Having a soft touch on the ball and quality dribbling skills will undoubtedly improve players’ confidence and make them better players.

Technical skills play a major role in the development of a youth player, but speed and agility is just important for developing well rounded players. Quick first steps, getting first to the ball and changing directions faster than your opponent are all important elements in the modern game and are some of the topics we cover in our Speed & Agility for Soccer program.


This program incorporates soccer skills with speed and agility, which is why many of our activities are done with a ball. Golden Boot Soccer's Speed & Agility for Soccer program is a great opportunity for your child to get ahead of other players and reach the next level of play.

Spring 2018

Spring at Golden Boot Soccer means the return of our family-friendly Sunday soccer programs, along with weekly specialty training. Whether your child wants to make their first dribbles on a soccer field, supplement rec team play, hone specialized skills, or try soccer without the time commitment of a league, we have a program to fit your player, your family, and your schedule. Convenient locations in McLean and Fairfax, including our state-of-the-art Bermuda grass field at Gesher Jewish Day School, mean easy access to top-notch training that helps players reach the next level.

Classes at both locations begin Sunday, April 8. Final classes will be the week of May 20. There will be no weeks off.

Sundays: April 8-May 20

Fairfax

Gesher Jewish Day School

4800 Mattie Moore Ct.

McLean

St. Luke Catholic School

7001 Georgetown Pike

1:00 - 2:00

Lil' Boots Juniors (ages 3-4)

Lil' Boots Advanced (ages 5-6)

4:15 - 5:15

Lil' Boots Juniors (ages 3-4)

Lil' Boots Advanced (ages 5-6)

2:00 - 3:00

Player Development Bridge (ages 7-8)

Positive Touch Footskills (ages 9-14)

5:15 - 6:15

Player Development Bridge (ages 7-8)

Positive Touch Footskills (ages 9-14)

 

Mondays: April 9-May 21

Fairfax

Gesher Jewish Day School

4800 Mattie Moore Ct.

6:00 - 7:00

CognoSoccer (ages 11-13)

7:00 - 8:00

StreetSoccer (ages 7-14)

*this program offers play on both Mondays and Thursdays to all registered StreetSoccer players

 

Thursdays: April 12-May 24

Fairfax

Gesher Jewish Day School

4800 Mattie Moore Ct.

6:00 - 7:00

Travel Prep (ages 7-9 and 10-12)

7:00 - 8:00

StreetSoccer (ages 7-14)

*this program offers play on both Mondays and Thursdays to all registered StreetSoccer players

 

CognoSoccer

Train body and brain together to improve field awareness, decision-making, reaction time, logic, processing, and more. (ages 11-13)

Location

Day/Time

Weeks

Fee

Register

Fairfax

Gesher Jewish Day School

4800 Mattie Moore Ct.

Mondays

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

April 9 - May 21

$160  

Combine with StreetSoccer at 7:00 and save $60!

 

Travel Tryout Prep

Gain an edge by developing the skills, technique, and attitude needed to be a confident competitor. Receive advice and coaching from current and former travel coaches who are experienced in running tryouts and evaluating players. (ages 7-9 and 10-13)

Location

Day/Time

Weeks

Fee

Register

Fairfax

Gesher Jewish Day School

4800 Mattie Moore Ct.

Ages 7-9

Thursdays

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

April 12 - May 24

$160  

Fairfax

Gesher Jewish Day School

4800 Mattie Moore Ct.

Ages 10-12

Thursdays

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

 April 12 - May 24  $160  

Combine with StreetSoccer at 7:00 and save $60!

 

StreetSoccer

Let the game be the teacher as you develop creativity, personal style and footwork in this fast-paced program with in-game mentoring from Golden Boot trainers. Registered StreetSoccer players can attend on Mondays, Thursdays, or both, all for one fee. (ages 7-14)

Location

Day/Time

Weeks

Fee

Register

Fairfax

Gesher Jewish Day School

4800 Mattie Moore Ct.

Mondays & Thursdays

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

April 9/12 - May 21/24

$160  

Register for CognoSoccer on Mondays or Travel Prep on Thursdays and pay only $100 for StreetSoccer!

 

Positive Touch Footskills

Make your play crafty and creative with ball finesse, tricks, and feints. (ages 9-14)

Location

Day/Time

Weeks

Fee

Register

Fairfax

Gesher Jewish Day School

4800 Mattie Moore Ct.

Sundays

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

April 8 - May 20

$160  

McLean

St. Luke Catholic School

7001 Georgetown Pike

Sundays

5:15 - 6:15 p.m.

April 8 - May 20

$160  

 

Goalkeeper Training

Repel attacks with advanced training in technical, physical, and cognitive skill sets. (ages 9-13)

Location

Day/Time

Weeks

Fee

Register

Fairfax

Gesher Jewish Day School

4800 Mattie Moore Ct.

Ages 8-11

Sundays

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

April 8 - May 20 $160  
 

Fairfax

Gesher Jewish Day School

4800 Mattie Moore Ct.

Ages 8-11

Sundays

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

 April 8 - May 20  $160

 

Player Development Bridge

Build confidence and learn new skills to take your game to the next level of play. (ages 7-8)

Location

Day/Time

Weeks

Fee

Register

Fairfax

Gesher Jewish Day School

4800 Mattie Moore Ct.

Sundays

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

April 8 - May 20 $160  

McLean

St. Luke Catholic School

7001 Georgetown Pike

Sundays

5:15 - 6:15 p.m.

April 8 - May 20 $160  

 

Lil' Boots Juniors

Kick, laugh and play with fun, noncompetitive activities and caring coaches. (ages 3-4)

Location

Day/Time

Weeks

Fee

Register

Fairfax

Gesher Jewish Day School

4800 Mattie Moore Ct.

Sundays

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

April 8 - May 20 $160  

McLean

St. Luke Catholic School

7001 Georgetown Pike

Sundays

4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

April 8 - May 20 $160  

 

Lil' Boots Advanced

Learn basic soccer skills and sportsmanship in this fun intro to the game. (ages 5-6)

Location

Day/Time

Weeks

Fee

Register

Fairfax

Gesher Jewish Day School

4800 Mattie Moore Ct.

Sundays

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

April 8 - May 20

$160  

McLean

St. Luke Catholic School

7001 Georgetown Pike

Sundays

4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

April 8 - May 20

$160  

 

 

Your child finished the fun introduction to the game of soccer in our Lil' Boots program and is ready to make the leap into the next level. However, getting to the next level is a gradual process. Exposing young players to activities and skills that are too advanced can be counter productive to their development and may even result in them quitting the game.

Young players ages 7-8 must go through an intermediate program that focuses on basic individual skills such as ball mastery and 1v1 moves.

Our new Player Development Bridge program is designed to do just that. It is the missing 'Bridge' between our LiL Boots program and the more advanced Player Development program and consists of age-appropriate activities that ensure a smooth transition to the next level. 

Positive Touch Soccer

 

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single dribble. Undeniably the most important skill of soccer is touch. Positive Touch help players master their “Touch” on the ball! With this kind of touch quality, there is no soccer skill a player cannot learn. Positive Touch lays the foundation to every dribbling move, every pass and kind of shot. The camp is designed to give players thousands of touches on the ball as well as to teach creative moves and footwork. Having a soft touch on the ball and quality dribbling skills will undoubtedly improve players’ confidence and make them better players.

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The Player Development Training Program is designed for players who are interested in developing their individual skills and technical ability. The program gives players an opportunity to refine existing skills and to learn new ones. In addition to technical training, the program focuses on tactical understanding of the game, soccer intelligence and decision making under pressure.

Players learn through close interaction with professional trainers, instructional demonstrations, technical training, skill contests, drills and footwork training. Scrimmages and small side games give players an opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned in a creative setting.

 

The Golden Boot Award is the most prestigious goal scoring award. Although we cannot promise that our participants will all be recipients of the Golden Boot Award, we can ensure that they will improve their offensive skills and their ability to score goals.  The Art of Scoring Goals focuses on finishing and striking techniques and on how to create scoring opportunities. 

Players learn how to think as goal scorers and make smart decisions under pressure. The program teaches players individual offensive skills and how to play a significant role in their teams’ offensive play. Players apply the concepts learned in offensive games and exercises including scrimmages and mini tournaments. 

Bringing out your imagination and creativity in the free flowing game of street soccer...

 

Street Soccer is played worldwide by players of all ages and skill levels.  No rules, no pressure, just fun, nutmegs, rainbows, baits, trickery and a positive environment to see just how far your player can take their game. Street soccer uses creativity and a bit of deceit for dribbling and taking on opponents.  It allows players to find their unique style and creative way of solving problems and being successful on the field. This game is part of the culture and tradition of the countries viewed as developing the greatest players in the sport.  Make this part of the tradition for your child and allow some of their fondest youth soccer memories to come from moments they share on the field with other players.

 

Welcome to Golden Boot's Street Soccer.


Games will include:

§  * Pana / the nutmeg game

§  * Tricks/freestyle

§  * One vs. One games using different size balls

§  * Small sided games using different size goals (pugs goals, futsal goals, etc.)

§  * Round-Robin Futsal games

Cogno-Prep lays the foundation for Golden Boot Soccer's cognitive coaching method.  Cogno-Prep introduces visual and mental cues, timing and patterns, synchronization and multi-tasking to the traditional technical skills and physical fitness needed for young travel players.  Soccer is a cognitive sport so it is crucial for the players wishing to be competitive in the sport to develop their brain as well as their body.