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The Wimbledon Hockey Junior Goalkeeper Academy has over 40 goalies and is a fun and exciting part of our club. We have complete beginners right the way through to junior English Internationals and feel our Academy provides a vibrant environment where our goalies can be developed and feel part of a special community within the club.
Goalkeepers are stretched with a mixture of specialist goalie coaching combined with sessions that integrate them with their teams. Goalkeepers have the option to train with their age group teams midweek and again on Sundays after their own goalie-specific Academy session.
If you are already member and are interested in trying out goalkeeping, please contact your age-group coach. For new member enquiries, please complete the Junior Hockey New Membership Application Form and we will be in touch.
Don’t worry if you don’t have access to kit, we can provide that for you.
Hints and Tips
Be ready for anything- not losing concentration, be ready when called upon
Good set position- balanced, hands up, Weight forward with everything we do!
Decision making- Being fast and decisive. Learning through error and never hesitating
Do everything you can to save the ball- it’s not all about technique… sometimes it looks ugly! Never give up!
Communication- Understanding the game and having good relationships with your teammates. Using the right communication at the right time, delivered in the right way.