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SportSessionPlanner releases session from Maccabi Tel Aviv Youth Academy for goalkeepers

By US Club Soccer, 08/15/19, 1:30PM EDT


Special SportSessionPlanner offer

SportSessionPlanner has added a new training session plan from Maccabi Tel Aviv Youth Academy to its exclusive US Club Soccer "Extras Library." The session is the product of the academy's goalkeeper coach Sha Hagiel, who has developed multiple youth national team players in Israel and the U.S. 

The objective is to equip goalkeepers with the knowledge to make better decisions in build up and transitional play, while receiving opposing pressure. It's a 45-minute session that consists of five different exercises.

In order to be effective, the goalkeeper must command the ball both visually and verbally as an effective back-pass option. He or she must also understand the current situation of the game and make the best decisions. Hagiel also writes that technique is critical, as the goalkeeper is expected to execute passes with proper accuracy, weight and consistency.

Get a glimpse of the drill from Maccabi Tel Aviv Youth Academy below. This exercise and many more are available within SportSessionPlanner's exclusive Extras Library for US Club Soccer members.

About this special SportSessionPlanner offer:

As a Players First partner, SportSessionPlanner provides US Club Soccer members with tools to manage their own match preparation and analysis, as well as external sessions to reference. It also allows access to a global library of training sessions and exclusive content only available to US Club Soccer members, including curriculum from the id² Program, Player Development Program (PDP) and international academy sessions from world-renowned clubs.

In addition, is a valuable tool for club development. A Director of Coaching, for example, can incorporate specific training sessions in an efficient manner to unify intra-club curriculum.

All of this – referred to as Platinum access – will be made available for a special discounted rate of $550 per year [normal retail value of $1,100], which includes access for 10 individuals within the club. Additional individuals within the same club may purchase access for $32 per year.

Take advantage of the exclusive US Club Soccer discount by registering here.


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