Brisbane Valley Soccer free goalie sessions

Brisbane Valley Soccer Club will host free goalkeeping training sessions this season on Monday nights. Picture: FILE

The Brisbane Valley Soccer Club is offering free goalkeeping training sessions this season, welcoming both seasoned goalkeepers seeking skill refinement and newcomers eager to explore the sport.

Held on Monday nights, the sessions will be coached by United Queensland Football Club goalkeeper Tyler Whitten and Lowood State High School Head of Sport Sofia Megom, a C licence coach.

Age groups for the training include the U9-13’s group at 5:30pm, and the U14’s and up starting at 6:30pm.

Brisbane Valley Soccer club president Boris Jaramenko said the sessions are friendly for current players as well as beginners wanting to try out soccer.

“We’ve now extended our senior fitness training on a Monday night to goalkeeping as well, so the goalkeepers at the club or anyone that’s interested are invited,” he said.

“You do need specialised training especially kids tend to rotate around around under nines but elevens and up probably only have one or two goal keepers.

“By the time you hit the under 14 to 16 mark, you usually only have one keeper.

“They have to want to do it because it’s the worst spot in the field if you can’t handle the pressure of letting in a goal even when it’s not your fault, but it feels like you’re at fault.”

Jaramenko said the first session on Monday 13 May were very well attended, with sessions booked to run all year round excluding school holidays.

“On Monday, we probably had about 30 13-and-under kids there, and in the seniors group, we had about 50 participants in the training,” he said.

Brisbane Valley Soccer Club just completed its fifth round of the season over the weekend, with the U18s team sitting second on the ladder.