U9-U12 Keeper Academy

Goal keeping requires a different skill set so why would they just train with the outfield players? In 2018 we have added our latest squad to join the Junior Academy Program. The U8-U12 Keeper Academy team will be coached by a goal keeper specialist and will work its way through a progressive curriculum that looks to produce 'modern keepers'.

Training Requirements

Our keepers will train twice a week with their Keeper Academy team as well as once with their designated weekend team. This will give them a good balance of specialist goal keeper training as well as the opportunity to link in with their team for the weekend, building an understand of how the team plays. 

Keepers will be expected to play short (using throws, rolls and ground kicks) when in possession predominantly. Develop an understanding of the game and be encouraged to communicate positive instructions (not general 'noise') as well as progress with their handling of the ball.

All keepers will be designated a team(s) to play with each weekend.


The Keeper Academy is subject to a levy which is added on to the basic registration cost. This cost is kept to a minimum and covers the addition kit requirements and also a suitably qualified and experienced coach. 

$TBC for the 2019 season.



The off season Academy GK CENTRE will give players the chance to keep their gloves warm through the summer. Goalkeeper coach Nathan Usher will be looking to iron out any kinks in players technique as well as work on their kicking. 

The program is open to 2018 GK academy players as well as players invited from outside the academy program by the VUFC Academy Director. 

Sessions will run from 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm Thursday Nights.


Try outs are required before enrolment to the Keeper Academy. Because of the nature of the coaching we limit enrolments to 12. 

U9 - U13 September 18th 6.15 pm - 7.15 pm.

Please email Nathan Usher with any questions: ushernathan@gmail.com

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