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Led by Goalkeeping Director James Gilpin, Midwest United FC has a comprehensive goalkeeper training program.

With a curriculum designed around technical proficiency and tactical awareness, the Midwest United FC goalkeeping program includes training sessions on footwork, positioning, catching, distribution, diving, and psychology.

Coach Gilpin has been the Club's Goalkeeping Director since 2011. 

He has playing experience with the Scottish National Youth Team and played professionally with Celtic FC.

He is an ODP Goalkeeper Coach and the founder of Complete Goalkeeping.


For non Midwest United FC goalkeepers interested in joining our goalie training please click the link below.

Contact Jame Gilpin If you have any Goalkeeping Questions

Goalkeeping Philosophy

 As a goalkeeper you are in a very unique situation. You have a completely different job than everyone else on the field. Along with this comes goalkeeper specific training. Goalkeeping is all about repetition. We are here to teach you the methods and technique that will give you the best chance at success and our hope is that as you do it over and over it will become second nature. Most goalkeepers begin their career making reaction or reflex saves. We want the techniques we teach you to become your reactions, which is why repetition is key. Each goalkeeper has their own style, so we aren’t trying to change that, we are just trying to give you the tools that will give you the best chance of success.

Spring Goalkeeper training

April 8 - May 30

Spring Younger Goalkeeper Training

U12 and younger (2007-2012)

Day Time Location
Monday 4:30 - 5:30 pm CAC


May 3, 10 , 17  and 24

5 - 6:30 pm CAC


Spring Advanced Goalkeeper Training  

U13 and Older (2006-2000)

Day Time Location
Monday 7 - 8:00 pm Gainey
Thursday 4:30 - 5:30 pm CAC