Our soccer program was founded by Jeff Tackett in 1996. Our Goalkeeper School has been training young goalkeepers for over 14 years at camps, clinics, club training and academy training. Our goalkeepers have assisted in winning C.I.F Championships, State Cup Championships, NCAA Championships, NAIA Championships and Junior College National Championships. They have also competed on State Select ODP, USYSA Regional ODP, U.S. Junior National, and World Cup.
Our coaching staff is comprised of 4 regional directors and numerous staff coaches in each region. Each staff member has spent time as a student through the SCSG Academy and shares a common philosophy and knowledge of coaching a goalkeeper to an elite level.
We invite you to explore our web site. You can gain information here about the Soccer Academy in all of its facets. Find out about Basic, Advanced, and Elite Goalkeeper training on the training page. There are also pages that feature information about our camps/clinics, club training and college exposure........
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SCSG's Monthly Tactical Camps will teach the goalkeeper how to, not just be a shot blocker but to have complete knowledge of their position and the game of soccer. The camps will cover:
Defensive set plays
Communication in the correct thirds of the field
Direct commands, Attacking commands, and Defensive commands
Organizing your team
Importance of Distribution
Switching the point of attack vs counter attacks
Crossing angles vs Shooting angles
Fears of Goalkeeping
Preparing for the next levels of goalkeeping
Scenarios of the game
Long term vs. short term goals
Starting goalkeeper and the back up goalkeeper
Universal soccer terminology
Much, Much more...
SCSG will be offering a series of Goalkeeper Clinics at Cal Poly Pomona and other locations. With the 2014-2015 Season and summer tournaments coming soon SCSG Clinics are a great place to sharpen your skills. Visit our CLINIC PAGE for more details.
GOALKEEPERS AND EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION
Key to any successful soccer team is effective communication. The sophistication and amount of communication will vary depending on age and skill level. In today’s modern game the goalkeeper is the lead communicator on the field. Expectations are that a goalkeeper is not only a shot stopper but also the last line of defense, first attacker, and demonstrates game maturity with decision-making, organizing, and communicating. That is a heavy burden at any age and ability level. Goalkeepers and field players are unable to communicate because of their game inexperience and the pace at which the game changes. As coaches...CLICK HERE to reade more.
GOALKEEPER KEEPING POSSESSION ON A BACK-PASS
Many players and coaches talk about using the keeper as the 11th field player as opposed to just using the keeper as a defensive player and a player of last resort. It seems that despite all the talk of using the keeper in attack, in most cases, it seems the keeper ends up receiving he ball only as a last resort and the keeper, frequently under some pressure, ends up having to knock the ball long. Recently I have had the opportunity to watch Manchester United play a few matches and they seem to do a better job then most of using their keeper as part of the attack as opposed to as simply a last resort...CLICK HERE to read more.
SCSG DIRECTOR JEFF TACKETT AND THE ANAHEIM BOLTS
The Anaheim Bolts have signed Jeff Tackett of Southern California as the Anaheim Bolts Goalkeeper Coach. Jeff is the Founder and Director of the Southern California School Of Goalkeepers (SCSG). Jeff and his staff train goalkeepers from all levels of compitition. Jeff is also the goalkeeper coach for the Cal Poly Pomona Mens Soccer Team and the Director of Coaches for the Corona Eagles Soccer Club. In addition to training goalkeepers, Jeff indentifies prospective goalkeepers for the Cal-Southern Olympic Development Program (ODP).