The Technical Goalkeeper Academy was introduced in the Spring of 2019, with WISA aiming to provide a developmental structure in which goalkeepers can receive the highest level of goalkeeper specific coaching all year round. This page includes the testimonials of goalkeepers and players on their experiences of the Single Day Goalkeeper Training events.
"One of the best coaching clinics we have had our son in, Sam does a tremendous job of developing goalkeepers in these environments and shows a great focus on ensuring this is the primary goal. Some of the players always show up to do some shooting on the goalkeepers which gives a great insight into the standard of Wingate. I would recommend Sam and his goalkeeper clinics/camps to anyone" - Parent of 2021 Male
"I've had the opportunity to travel down to NC, from MA, and attend the training with Coaches Raper and Frail and it was well worth the trip! it was a positive yet extremely competitive, environment, where they pushed your range physically and mentally. From a GK perspective, the drills were challenging and pushed us to give 110%. It ranged from handling to tipping over the bar to footwork. I would go again in a heartbeat and definitely recommend it!" - 2022 Female
“the variety and intensity of training was great and having a current Wingate GK out there with us to train and talk to was something I personally enjoyed.” - 2020 Male
"I had so much fun at the GK training event this week! I really enjoyed the training sessions and it was a great experience to work with Coach Sam and some of the 2018-19 Lady Bulldogs. I loved the competitive environment and felt like I learned so much while I was there." - 2022 Female
"This was just what the doctor ordered" - Parent of 2022 Male
"Sam Raper is a very informative, organized, and knowledgeable GK coach. I found the sessions to be helpful on a physical and intellectual level as we were taught how to think through each drill and save. As our trainings were recorded, I found the video analysis to be helpful as it made it easier to think about and execute each technical aspect of the day. I appreciate his attention to detail and look forward to training with him in the future." - 2021 Female
"We would just like to thank Coach Sam, staff and all who were involved with girls GK training event this week! My daughter had the best time and she is already ready to come back. Again, thank you for all the effort that you all put into it too make it such an enjoyable experience! " - Parent of 2022 Female