Blizzard offers free In-house Goalkeeper Training Program featuring Diogo Raposo. Diogo is our Head Goalkeeper Coach for both the Blizzard Elite and Development programs and offers sessions for both levels of keeper. These sessions will be mandatory for all Tier 1 Keepers and optional for all other level of keepers. The schedule for these sessions will be posted on our website and emailed out to each team.
Blizzard Goalkeeper Building Blocks
Blizzard follows a researched approach to player development. The following information introduces our philosophy, player development rationale, and the methods that are used to deliver The Orange Way of Playing.
Blizzard operates a building block approach to player development. Players follow an initial path heavily focused on technique and skill development and as competency increases tactical elements are introduced.
Within each building block is an extensive curriculum designed to focus on the necessary skill set. Proficiency with each block is important to ensure that the player has acquired the required skills to support their development at the next stage of the curriculum.
Each building block is tied closely together. As a player progresses through the Blizzard Pathway they will continue to work on elements of preceding stages to ensure they are consistently and simultaneously challenged on both fundamental and advanced levels.
For more details on the Goalkeeper building blocks, please see The Orange Way Approach to Development