Soccer goaltenders play one of the most technical positions in all of sports.
To be a good goalie you simply have to have good technique, says Canton native Luke Seymour who serves as Goaltender Coach and Assistant Coach for for another Canton native in Bob Dureocher who has built St. Lawrence University into a perennial national power in the NCAA Division III ranks.
Technique can only be learned through repetition of drills over and over and to succeed in high school and move on to the next level it is very important to be trained.
Seymour will offer goaltenders in grades seven through 12 the opportunity to improve their technique and develop the other aspects of the position as the Goaltender Instructor at the first annual High School Preseason Skills and Conditioning Camp at Lisbon Central School on Aug. 13-17.
The camp for boys and girls will be directed by Lisbon Central Boys Soccer Bill Reed and the staff will include several of the areas top coaches.
I am really happy that Coach Reed asked to me to instruct the goalies at the camp. I am really looking forward to it, said Seymour who played at the NCAA Division I level at Canisius College after graduating from Canton Central in 2006 and the Avon Old Farm Prep School in 2007.
During the weeklong camp, Seymour plans intense training on all the techniques of the position: stance and ballhandling, diving saves, distributing the ball on throws, punts and kicks; interpreting crosses and decision making on when to catch and when to punch the ball, how to defend breakaways and proper communication with teammates on defense.
Getting individual training is so important. When I decided I wanted to play in college was trained by Nate Farrell who was playing for St. Lawrence at the time, says Seymour who also serves as New York West Director for the United States Olympic Development Program.
He really helped me and I want to help other youg goalies.
Seymour feels that athleticism is a major key for successful goalies but rates leadership as the second vital element.During camp he will offer aspiring goaltenders training in leadership skills which will be developed in game-type situations.
The camp is open to both boys and girls from any school district and will hold a morning session from 8-11 a.m. for students in grades seven through 12 and an evening session from 6-7:30 p.m. for students in grades three through six.
The session for students in grades 7-12 is a high school preseason skills and conditioning camp. The fee is $100 per camper. The session for students in grades 3-6 will concentrate on basic skills and fundaments and the fee is $50. Both camps are sponsored by Ogdensburg Pepsi Cola Bottlers, Mort Backus and Sons, and Howland Pump and will be limited to first 100 paid registrants and the deadline for registration is Aug. 3.
For more information on the camp or to gain an application form call Sue Houmiel at Lisbon Central (393-4951 extension 4)
HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER CAMP REGISTRATION
Camper_____________________Grade As 9/2012_____
Home Phone_____________Work Phone_____________
Grades 7-12 ($100)___Goalie Camp ($100)_____Grades
3-6 Camp ($50)____T-Shirt Size_________________
This is to certify that my son/daughter has permission to participate in any and all camp activities. I assume all risks and hazards incidental to such participation and I do hereby agree to hold harmless the staff of the Lisbon Central Soccer Camp from any and all claims arising out of any injury to my child. Furthermore, this verifies that the camper is up to date with his/her immunizations and is able to participate in all camp activites. In the event of an injury my permission is granted for treatment as required at the nearest medical treatment facility.
ASTHMA_____BEE STING ALLERGY___________
(Updated Bee Sting Kit and/or Asthma Inhaler must accompany camper).
Note: All registration forms and checks payable to Lisbon Soccer should be mailed to P.O. Box 262, Ogdensburg, N.Y 13669. Both the Grade 7-12 ($100 fee) and Grades 3-6 ($50 fee) camps are limited to the first 100 paid entries and all forms and fees must be received by Aug. 3, 2012. For more information on the camp call Sue Houmiel at Lisbon Central (393-4951 extension 4)