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Northern Piedmont Sports Club

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Keeper Training

Welcome to Northern Piedmont Sports Club Winter Keeper Clinics!

NPSC's Keeper clinics will test your abilities while guiding you through the essential techniques required to be successful in goal.

We add "cutting edge" tactical training so that our keepers read the attack, sort out the options and anticipate the opponent's next move. The clinic will challenge every keeper physically while insuring a more sophisticated understanding of the goalkeeper position.

Keeper Clinics are open to players U10 and older

Winter Keeper Clinics are a 7 week hour and a half session

All sessions will be held on Thursday's at the NPSC gym located at 365 W. Shirley Ave in Warrenton

Weekly Schedule

Week 1

  • Warm-up (15 Minutes)

  • Shaping (setup, catching and diving/falling) (45 minutes)

  • Reactions (30 minutes)


Week 2

  • Warm-up (15 minutes)

  • Pre-game warm-ups (proper warm-up before games) (30 minutes)

  • Angle play (30 minutes)

  • Goalie Wars (If we have free time)

 Week 3
  • Warm-up (15 minutes)

  • Injury prevention (30 minutes)

  • 1v1 work (45 minutes)

 Week 4
  • Warm-up (15 minutes)

  • Deflecting (tipping/parrying/boxing) (30 minutes)

  • Dealing with Crosses (45 minutes)

  • Goalie Wars (if time permits)


Week 5

  • Warm-up (15 minutes)

  • Game management (following the play/setting up walls/directing defenders) (30 minutes)

  • Dealing with traffic (30 minutes)

  • Goalie Wars (if time permits)


Week 6

  • Warm-up (15 minutes)

  • Distribution fundamentals (bowling/throwing/punting) (30 minutes)

  • Usable Drills (30 minutes)

  • Goalie Wars (if time permits


Week 7

  • Warm-up (15 minutes)

  • Overall Review (45 minutes)

  • Penalty Kicks (30 minutes)

Key Dates

November 1, 2021 - Registration Opens

January 1, 2022 - Training info will be emailed

January 13, 2022 - First Training session

February 24, 2022 - Final Training session


Required Equipment: 

Keeper Gloves

Plenty of water

Athletic clothing - recommend shorts/t-shirt combo with removable pants/long-sleeve layer

Keeper Trainer

 Coach Brian Kotowicz grew up playing youth soccer in Long Island, NY. His teams won league titles as well as High School Championships while he was the starting goalkeeper. He has been a coach with WYSC since 2014. Brian has coached from U6 to U10 along with being the head Goalkeeper Coach for WYSC. He has also coached both U8 and U9 Allstar teams since 2016. His teams have finished as runner up in the Spring of 2017 and in the semi-finals of the Fall of 2017. Brian has coached the Mustangs 09 Boys team for the past two years. The team finished as a runner up in the Fall ODSL Division 1 season, the Richmond Kickers Fall 2019 Tournament and at the Williamsburg invitational Columbus Day weekend 2018.  

Brian played College soccer at West Virginia Wesleyan College and holds a USSF ā€œDā€ License.


Northern Piedmont Sports Club
365 W. Shirley Ave 
Warrenton, Virginia 20186

Phone: 540-347-9972
Email: [email protected]

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