Led by D.C. United's Academy goalkeeper coach, the goalkeeper training program is a six-week program in which players will participate in a series of exercises and activities which will be focused on the staples of goalkeeper specific training: handling, positioning, foot work, shot stopping, tactical communication and fielding / reception of aerial balls. Upon mastery and execution of goalkeeping principles of play, players will be given the opportunity to implement what they have learned into a live match environment. Limited space is available. The sessions provide the player a view of the Academy’s training methodology and player development curriculum through various dynamic sessions. The training sessions are similar and designed according to D.C. United’s academy sessions.