While doing goalkeeper training in New Jersey, many or our older goalkeepers often ask what do goalkeeper coaches are looking for from a goalkeeper aspiring to get ID in college ID clinic. A college coach at Widener University coach Niko is pointing out some key fundamental elements all goalkeepers should have by the time they attend a goalkeeper college ID clinic. Contrary to what parents or keepers may think, college coaches are looking for consistency in fundamentals and quality in decision making. Simple is better. Many believe that the higher the level of playing the more complex the training or skills. It is actually nothing further than the truth. Coaches are looking for goalkeepers that possess sound fundamentals and good decision making. Take a look at the video below as Widener University's goalkeeper coach Niko Alexopoulos is putting so high school aspiring prospect keepers through evaluation exercises.
Soccer has always been an endless source of life lessons on and off the pitch for Niko.As an ex player Niko has loved the sport since he was 4 years old. That was the 1st time his dad, an ex professional goalkeeper for FC Olympiakos, took him to the stadium and Niko started to experienced pro soccer in Europe at a very young age. The rest is history.