The Clifton Park Goalkeeping program is designed to develop key aspects of the game in order to be a successful goalkeeper. The Goalkeeper Program is free for all Clifton Park Travel Soccer Club players. The program includes physical, tactical, technical, and mental aspects of the game, specifically to the goalkeeping position. Keepers will work on the core fundamental skills including basic technique and handling, footwork, mobility, position training (angles/set positions), shot stopping, crosses and distribution.
The Goalkeeping Program is under the direction of Todd Bradshaw. Todd has been with the CPSC for over 10 years as a travel coach and for the past 9 years as the Director and Coach of the Goalkeeping Program. Todd is entering his 6th season with the Siena Saints Women’s Soccer Program as the Goalkeeping Coach. He helped lead the Saints to the MAAC Championship Match in his second season with the program. Siena finished the season strong winning eight of its final 10 matches, highlighted by a pair of separate four-match winning streaks. Under his guidance, Taylor Dorado was named the MAAC Goalkeeper of the Year and First Team All-MAAC selection. Siena posted an 11-8 overall record in Bradshaw's first season with the program in 2017 and tallied a 6-4 league mark while advancing to the MAAC Semifinals. On the way to winning the regular season and MAAC Championship in the spring of 2021, Under the training of Coach Bradshaw, Leslie Adams was also named MAAC Goalkeeper of the year and ALL MAAC selection and was a two-time MAAC Defensive player of the week. This past season, Siena made it to the MAAC semifinals and Goalkeeper Brooke Boermeester was also named two-time MAAC Defensive player of the week. Coach Todd also provided training to the Shenendehowa Highschool JV and Varsity teams for 4 years.
Todd holds a Level 1 NSCAA Certified Goalkeeping Coach, a USSF “F” Coaching License, and is trained in the Coerver goalkeeping essentials.
Todd’s Training and Curriculum Views
My focus is not on how many keepers I can move through a session, it is on making sure that those kids who want to and can play the position are not getting hurt because of poor technique. I focus on the proper technique that should be used during all aspects of the game; be it catching, diving or playing the ball with your feet out of the back. During training, I am constantly instructing, correcting, and encouraging the keepers. Consistent training and feedback is very important for keepers because most of the time they are not as involved or getting the number of touches on the ball that the field players do during practice. Every keeper is an individual and is treated as such. We all learn a little differently and I am proud to say that I have adapted training to meet the needs of all my keepers. I call them my keepers because I treat them as if they were mine, not just a kid that I am training, which I find too often with watching others train.
I have developed sessions for all levels and abilities. I try not to separate by age, because there are some younger keepers that are better than the older keepers. I train by ability that way we all work on the same techniques together.
One 60-minute practice session per week (winter and spring), with additional summer training and camp. Keepers are divided by experience levels.
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