Dates: Goalkeeper sessions run in conjunction with all Residential Camps and are subject to the same pricing as well as age/gender restrictions.
Ages: Must meet the camp criteria for age
To register as a goalkeeper... During the registration process you will be asked if you will be attending as a goalkeeper. Click "Yes."
Georgia Soccer Camps provide separate, specialized instruction for goalkeepers during residential camp weeks. During the morning and afternoon sessions, goalkeepers will follow a curriculum that includes the technical, tactical, psychological, and fitness aspects of this position.
Goalkeepers will join the field players for evening matches and shooting exercises.
Goalkeeper training is under the direction of UGA Goalkeepers Coach Katie Ely. Coach Ely is one of the most highly respected goalkeeper trainers in the southeast and has been working with some of the finest youth, collegiate, and professional goalkeepers. Coach Ely will be joined by current and former UGA goalkeepers as well as guest coaches with professional and National Team experience.
The goalkeeper is arguably the most important position on the field; they are the last line of defense and the first line of attack. A goalkeeper can win a game with one brilliant save or become the villain with a mistimed dive. The nature of the position requires agility, speed, athleticism, confidence, bravery and good communication skills. The art of successful goalkeeping depends on sound technique, good decision making and the willingness to take physical risks. Playing the position well requires special skills and training. Prepare to be the best!
Check In/Out: Check in on the first day between 11:00 A.M.-1:15P.M. Check out on the last morning is between 11:00 and 12:00pm.
Housing: All campers will be housed at the East Campus Village on the campus of the University of Georgia. You will be charged $60.00 at the end of camp for a lost room key.
Meals: Some meals will be served at the East Campus Village Dining Hall while other meals will be catered. The first meal will be dinner on the first day and the last meal will be breakfast on the final day of camp.
Money: You may wish to bring extra money for the camp snack bar, the UGA Bookstore and the camp store. Some campers may wish to order pizza for a late night snack. Please do not bring personal items of value. We are not responsible for lost items. We recommend you leave electronics such as MP3 players, DS systems, IPads, laptops and other expensive electronics at home. We will not be able to replace lost or stolen items.
Commuter: Any overnight commuters should arrive each morning at the East Campus Village dorms by 8:15am. You will stay on campus until the evening session is over between 8:00-8:30pm.
Transportation: The UGA campus is a 90-minute drive from the Atlanta Hartsfield airport. We do NOT provide transportation to or from the airport.
What to Bring: You need to bring an adequate amount of soccer clothes (shorts, shirts, socks, indoor & outdoor shoes, shin guards, and gloves if you have them) for the week. Also bring a soccer ball, alarm clock, towels, single sheets, blanket, pillow, personal toiletries, sunscreen, and casual clothes. Laundry facilities are available.