Goalkeeping Directors

Goalkeeping Directors

Director of Goalkeeping
Eric Vaughter

Director of Goalkeeping
Louis Liberatore



Goalkeeping PROGRAM

The TSC Goalkeeping Program offers position specific training to all goalkeepers in the Competitive and ECNL programs (U12-U19). All goalkeepers in these age groups are provided a minimum of two nights of goalkeeper specific training per week in conjunction with their respective team training. TSC also offers an introduction to goalkeeping program for all Academy players (U9-U11), which provides one session per week based on training location.


TSC's Goalkeeping Program Curriculum & Methodology

  • Technical and tactical training in a functional environment
  • Topics are introduced, coached and applied based on cycles to maximize repetitions and learning
  • Written evaluations

TSC's Goalkeeping Program Philosophy

Tennessee Soccer Club strives to produce technically accomplished, intrinsically motivated, problem solving, attack-minded soccer players. This is also the goal of the goalkeeping program. The modern game calls for goalkeepers who are more than shot-stoppers, cross-takers and long ball masters. A modern goalkeeper must also be able to:

  • Defend the goal and manage the defensive third
  • Initiate transition from defense to attack with distribution and/or communication
  • Stay connected as part of the build-up phase in attack
  • Manage the transition from attack to defense through communication and positioning.

Thus, our philosophy is to develop goalkeepers who have:

  • a love for the game and the position
  • a growth mindset (desire to learn) 
  • a desire to compete with and support their peer goalkeepers 

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