Zpro Futbol Goalkeeper Academy at SSA
Training with International Goalkeeper Coach Zuriel "Z" Lozano
The ZPro Futbol Goalkeeper Academy Soccer Camp provides dedicated goalkeeper coaching staff and provides the opportunity for Goalkeepers to use their training in games daily throughout the camp of their choice. ZPro Futbol and the Steamboat Soccer Academy are teaming up to provide goalkeepers at SSA with PROVEN training techniques with international coaching experience. ZPro's coaches train international goalkeepers around the world as well as college and youth goalkeepers around the United States. The ZPro Goalkeeper Academy at SSA is an integrated part of our SSA Premier Academy and Performance Academy.
With the continued evolution of the modern keeper, we believe that effective training comes from coaching the goalkeeper in several different areas. Our training is comprised of the following areas:
- Daily training sessions with our ZPro Goalkeeper Director and certified goalkeeper coaches.
- Goalkeeper training/coaching that is integrated with the SSA field player Academy sessions.
- Coaching of the Goalkeeper during match games.
Our Philosophy is to teach the proper skill and technique into every training. We also want our training to be a safe and fun environment for all of our goalies. We believe that is important to push and challenge all of our goalkeepers no matter their age or ability. We work with our goalies on:
Diving, Footwork, Catching, Throwing, Kicking, and GK Stance
- Physical Core:
Balance, Speed, Strength, Quickness, Power, and Range of Motion
- Mental Focus:
Being ready to play, Being aware of your surroundings, staying focused for 90 minutes, and mental toughness.
Organizing defense and restarts, starting position and angle of play, and decision-making in distribution.
- First-Class Facilities in a spectacular mountain setting
- Top-level national and international licensed coaching staff
- Technical, Tactical, and Functional peak performance training sessions
- Small Sided Competitions and SSA 6-vs-6 Tournament
- Explosive Speed, Agility, Quickness training
- Specialized Goalkeeper training
COVID Mitigation Guidelines:
- Only players and staff on the field
- Training groups appropriately distanced throughout the field complex
- Designated drop off and pick up points
- Sanitation stations
- Daily equipment sanitation
- 9:00-11:00 Field Session – Fast footwork; tricks with the ball; passing and receiving, angles of support.
- 1:30-2:45 Field Session-Defending: Pressure, Cover, Balance.
- 2:45-3:45 Match Games
- 7:30-9:15 Full-sided games
Youth Players (ages 8-13)
The Youth Goalkeeper Performance Academy will immerse participants in technical, tactical, and functional sessions. Speed, agility, and quickness training. Keepers will train together in dedicated sessions for improved catching, deflecting, distribution and positioning.
High School Age Players (ages 14-19)
The High School Goalkeeper Performance Academy curriculum challenges players in technical, tactical, and functional training; speed, agility, and quickness training, and fun and intense goalkeeper competitions. Finally, match games are a daily focus as participants compete in the SSA Cup.
Not only a player development camp
The SSA Camp is a true College I.D. Camp. Our high school participants are coached by a diverse collection of college coaches (ranging from NAIA to D1) providing recruiting exposure in all training sessions and match games. Interaction with our college staff during the week also provides College Q&A opportunities, insider information on the recruiting process, the life of a college athlete, and NCAA compliance.
The Premier Goalkeeper Academy is designed with the dedicated and aspiring goalkeeper in mind. 8-Days of intense Goalkeeper training and gameplay will elevate each player's skills to the next level.
Phase I includes cutting-edge training conducted both on and off the soccer pitch. Focus includes Athletic development, Technical development, Game Thinking/Awareness Training, Leadership, and Character development. Additionally, teaching aspiring habits for total peak performance, learning new recovery and rejuvenation protocols, and how to better manage the demands of top-level athletic training and competition. Finally, off-field athletic activities will be incorporated such as tube float the Yampa River, and more.
Phase II is the recovery phase. In this phase, participants will enjoy an afternoon of paddleboarding, tubing, and swimming. After dinner, Premier Academy Participants will enjoy a light rejuvenating training session before gathering together in the courtyard for the annual Ice Cream Social and movie night under the stars. The next day, the group will test their Yoga skills with a recovery Yoga class next to the Yampa River just after sunrise with our personal, licensed Yoga Instructor. And just before Phase III begins, the group will go for a pristine local’s hike and picnic to take in all the scenery.
Each Premier Academy participant will continue their development while incorporating a progression of training skills and topics. Players will be able to incorporate concepts and skills from Phase I during their continued training. Training in tactical awareness, technical and functional training, match games, and intense small-sided competitions will help all Premier Academy Athletes maximize their individual development. The players will diver deeper into the topics, be led by a new coaching staff member, and play against different competitions.