LMSC offers high level goalkeeper training during the spring, fall and winter seasons. This training is open to all LMSC travel team goalkeepers at no charge. The training
is NOT available to LMSC intramural players and not available to players outside of LMSC.
Our goalkeeper training focuses on several different components:
|Technical:||Teaching goalkeepers the proper techniques of the position not only helps goalkeepers to play better
but also minimizes the chance of injury.|
|Tactical:||Goalkeepers will learn to make the proper decisions during a game including positioning, when to come off the line to make a save,
whether to catch or deflect a ball, etc.|
|Physical:||Training will help improve each goalkeeper's fitness in terms of goalkeeper needs, helping them to jump higher, improve their
lateral movement, move their feet faster and with more agility, etc.|
|Psychological:||A large part of being a successful goalkeeper is dealing with the mental demands of the position: Being able to maintain
focus throughout the game, not losing composure after allowing a goal, being able to organize the defenders, playing with confidence, etc.|
Our goalkeeper staff will also come out to games to observe goalkeepers who regularly attend goalkeeper training and help them improve their
technical skills and well as tactical awareness in goal.
Our Director of Goalkeepers will be sending out periodic e-mails to our goalkeepers about various goalkeeper issues. That person will also be
creating a web page for the 2019-2020 season containing links to relavent articles and goakeeper videos.
DIRECTOR OF GOALKEEPERS (DOG): ALEX SROLIS
Alex is the head coach for girls Developmental Academy and U-11 Moxie team. She currently holds a NSCAA National C coaching license.
She is the assistant coach for the Harriton High School Varsity Boys team and is the program's goalkeeper trainer. In 2019, Alex helped the
Harriton boys varsity goalkeeper earn first team All-Central League honors as a sophomore.
Alex was a four-year goalkeeper starter for West Chester University 2013-2017 where she set school records for
games played (81), wins (61), minutes played (7019) and career shutouts (36). Alex earned PSAC women's conference records for
shutouts and was awarded first-team ECAC goalkeeper, second team all mid-Atlantic region goalkeeper, and first team all-region
mid-Atlantic scholar goalkeeper. Alex was also the goalkeeper for the LMSC Heart, leading the Heart to the EPYSA state championship in 2008 and 2009.
OUR LMSC GOALKEEPER STAFF
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE LMSC GOALKEEPER TRAINING PROGRAM ...
LMSC Travel Team goalkeepers who would like to get more information about the goalkeeper training offered by LMSC should contact
LMSC President Biff Sturla
and request to get
on the LMSC goalkeeper e-mail list. LMSC regularly sends
out information to our travel team goalkeepers about training opportunities during the season.