Goalkeeper Training Camp is a huge success

Keynsham HC has made goalkeeper training a major focus of its 2023-24 training schedule running regular sessions for its goalkeepers during the club's weekly training, but in December it took this to the next level by bringing in external coaches from Pinpoint Coaching and throwing the doors open to goalkeepers from other local clubs.

Following some amazing feedback, a second session was quickly arranged for February, this time extended to a full day camp for under 16s in the morning and adults in the afternoon. The camp was attended by 24 keepers from local clubs but also from as far afield as Gloucester and Swindon.

Feedback has continued to be hugely positive. One keeper said "The session was amazing; there was a wide range of great skills shown to us and the coaches were so supportive and gave great tips." One youngster said: "I really enjoyed learning floor shuffling. It was very well run and all the stations were great. I learnt loads and had a fab time". Another adult keeper said: "Extremely useful as currently playing for my team in goal, with no specific goalie training, so it was really helpful to learn some techniques that I can take back and build on with my club."

Keynsham HC intends to run the next camp during pre-season training in the late August or early September and would welcome anyone who is interested.