Parent and Player Lecture Series
During the 2017/18 Winter I will be hosting a series of lectures to educate the parent and players in different topics needed to reach their potential as a goalkeeper. These are topics I came up based on my experience and conversations with elite coaches from around the country and other countries that are critical skills needed to be successful at the higher levels.

December - Discussion with current/former college goalkeepers
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December 19th Lecture will be held in the Symposium Lecture Room at:
The Concorde Inn
44315 Gratiot Ave
Clinton Twp, MI 48036
Time: 6:30-8PM

December 20th lecture will be held in the meeting room of:
Revolution Training Center
42480 Merrill Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Time: 6:30-8PM

December 21st lecture will be held in the meeting room of:
Ultimate Soccer Arena
867 South Blvd
Pontiac, MI 48341
Time: 7:45-9:15PM

The schedule will be:
December - Discussion with current/former college goalkeepers
I will facilitate a question and answer session with current and former college goalkeepers. They will share lessons learned from recruiting through attending college. We will discuss what they thought playing in college was going to be like vs the reality, give advice on what they wished they would have done to be better prepared for the transition,  and any struggles they have encountered on their journey.

January - Mental Skills Development for Goalkeepers
In this lecture we will talk about different aspects of the mental skills required to be a successful goalkeeper:
Mental toughness and what it means
Basic Skills - long term development
Preparatory skills - immediate preparation for performance
Performance skills - during competition
The goal is to build awareness and give information and ideas to improve these skills

February - Goal setting
In this lecture we will discuss the mentality of setting goals, issues kids need to solve to reach their goals, the ideal gk and self evaluation, and how to create an individual development plan.
"A goal without a plan is just a wish" - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
The goal is to educate players on the importance of goal setting and how to create a plan.

March - Leadership
A skill that is needed within teams to be successful. This is a critical skill that is required of goalkeepers at the higher levels. In this lecture we will discuss what is leadership, risks, rewards and responsibilities of a leader, lead by example and vocal leaders, why relationships are important, team dynamics and how to move between the stages.
The goal is to educate players what leadership is give them ideas of how to be a leader within their team.

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