Hammerheads youth to hold first of its kind goalkeeper academy

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Wilmington Hammerheads Youth FC recently announced the addition of a goalkeeper specific program. The first of its kind in the Wilmington area, the Hammerheads Goalkeeper Academy is a new program set to begin in Fall 2015.

This program will utilize comprehensive and specialized training methodology to improve the overall quality of young goalkeepers who are eager to train hard and grow as individual players, according to a news release by Wilmington Hammerheads FC. The Hammerheads Goalkeeper Academy is open to specified age groups and not only Hammerheads Youth FC players.

Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced a new goalkeeper academy program on Wednesday. Photo courtesy Wilmington Hammerheads FC
Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced a new goalkeeper academy program on Wednesday. Photo courtesy Wilmington Hammerheads FC

Players will be trained weekly for league matches and tournaments as each goalkeeper will be pressed to improve technique, tactical awareness, presence, and distribution. The program is set for serious players who aspire to take their game to the next level.

More details regarding the Hammerheads Goalkeeper Academy can be found online under the Programs tab at www.wilmingtonhammerheadsyouth.com. Registration is available online until August 25 or by notifying Matt Glaeser, Director of Hammerheads Goalkeeper Academy, at mglaeser@live.com.

Glaeser has eight years of professional goalkeeping experience and serves as the professional club’s goalkeeper coach. He also assists with all youth camps associated with Wilmington Hammerheads FC and was recently appointed an assistant coach for the University of North Carolina Wilmington women’s soccer team for their 2015 campaign.