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 Keeper Spotlight
SCSG Keepers at all ages doing great things!
Congrats to SCSG Goalkeeper Emma!
Emma's team won the Championship! Emma gave up the least goals for the entire season. Emma is the SCSG Spotlight of the week. Emma Keep Up The Hard Work! SCSG is very proud of You Emma!!
BBQ Soccer Sessions, Friday nights at the University of La Verne. Ages 8-13 5-6 pm, Ages 14-19 6-7:30. Cost is $ 10 per player. For more information, go to bbqsoccersessions.com
Summer Camp Coming Soon!
Boys & Girls
U13 & UP
Sponsored by Claremont High School Men's Soccer Team
Southern California School Of Goalkeepers (S.C.S.G)
We saw the importance of Speed, agility and quickness in the position and how if defers from that of a field player. We adopted a motto from the legendary Franz Hoek and Joe Machnik that state, “Your feet get your hands to the ball” which took away the myth that goalkeepers are not good on their feet. The GK must be coordinated and agile to get to the ball. Whether it is off a cross, a breakaway or a shot to the far post, the goalkeeper must use the proper footwork to save the ball with their hands. We also understood that technical training and agility training was only half the process to complete a goalkeeper’s training. The goalkeeper needs tactical training that only comes from the game. They need to know where to position their selves off a cross, during a breakaway, or on a set play. They need to know how to set up a wall, a defensive corner kick and where to stand. They need to know how to CLICK HERE to read more...
Goalkeeper Coach Jeff Tackett had a special guest attend keeper training tonight with Legends FC Goalkeepers. Karen Bardsley a former pupal of Jeff Tackett and the Southern California School of Goalkeepers (SCSG). Among many accomplishments Among many accomplishments Karen has played for England's National Team in the Women's World Cup and for Sky Blue FC. Karen has returned to Southern California to visit family during the holidays. Thank you Karen for spending time with our Legends FC Keepers!
SCSG will be offering a series of Goalkeeper Clinics at Cal Poly Pomona and other locations. With National Cup and State Cup in progress 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).