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Training for Fall of 2013 Season
NO REGISTRATION OR SIGN-UP IS NECESSARY.
Fall Training Schedule for Michigan Fire Juniors Keepers
My Vision for Goalkeeper Position - Coach Marcus Voss
I have shared this passion for soccer that the coaches and players of our club have for the last 25 years. Specifically, the keeper position holds a dear place in my heart mainly because of the amount of years I have spent playing between the goalposts. I believe my experience will provide a good foundation for the Fire to build strong Keepers for the future.
My belief on the issue of developing good Keepers is simple. The average coach gets 90 minutes twice a week to coach his/her team and manage up to 18 athletes. In that amount of time, individual training for one person becomes almost impossible for one coach; this includes me with my U13 Girls. That is why Keepers need to seek out position specific training if they want to keep up with developmental growth of the rest of their team. In regard to development, I believe too much stress is put on why a goal was scored verses what can a player learn from it. I have had hundreds of goals scored on me over the years, and the greatest development came from reviewing what I could do different next time and not what I did wrong.
When it comes to developing strong Keepers/soccer players, it starts with developing good people.
My goal is tocreate an environment that fosters the development of honesty, integrity, commitment, determination, and work ethic. If we as coaches can assist parents in developing good people, confidence is built.
Confiidence builds trust within one's self. Once a player has that confidence and trust, he/she can truly grow.
Finally, I want players, parents, and coaches to know that I didn't start playing goalie until I was 13, and I didn't receive real training until I was 14 or 15. If you have a player that shows interest, I encourage you to contact me. We can talk further about exploring that interest and see if it is a developmental fit for him or her. It is never too late.
I am looking forward to working with the Keepers in the club this season with the Fire. I think we are going to have a lot of fun along the way!
To read Coach Marcus' bio, click here.
To read Assistant Coach Jarod Smith's bio, click here.