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Welcome to the Pro Gk Podcast! From technical breakdowns to professional tips, Omar gives you what you need to stay up to date with everything goalkeeping! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/progkacademy/support

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Welcome to the Pro Gk Podcast! From technical breakdowns to professional tips, Omar gives you what you need to stay up to date with everything goalkeeping! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/progkacademy/support

    MLS Panel | Phil Wheddon, Paul Rogers, Todd Hoffard & Chris Sharpe | Ep.23 Quarantine Series | Pro Gk

    MLS Panel | Phil Wheddon, Paul Rogers, Todd Hoffard & Chris Sharpe | Ep.23 Quarantine Series | Pro Gk

    An absolutely loaded panel today!

    Enjoy the conversation!

    Topics:

    :00 | Intro

    :40 | Peter Schmeichel once said, “don’t worry about locking in technique, until after growth”.


    How does that quote land with you guys? Would you agree or disagree?

    5:05 | Should technique be prioritized over tactical awareness up until a certain age, let’s say 13 or 14 years old?

    7:45 | How to handle mixed ability groups?

    12:15 | Is the college game good for goalkeepers?

    14:55 | Does being the second choice goalkeeper offer good adversity?

    16:40 | How have you adjusted sessions to the support the #1 but still been able to work the #2 & 3?

    20:10 | How do you develop trust with your goalkeepers when you step into a new environment?

    22:00 | How to approach working with professionals gk’s & proving to them that you’re a worthy coach?

    25:05 | How important is rhythm and flow within a session? Do you ever budget chaos/things going wrong?

    32:44 | How to bounce back from a bad session? How to avoid trying to make the “perfect” session?

    41:00 | How important is it for coaches to be adding tools to their toolbox?

    48:30 | What are some key components to making a session more game realistic?

    52:26 | What are the categories of importance for academy goalkeepers?

    59:10 | What are the key components that separate the starter from the backup?

    1:05:43 | How to recreate authentic stress & pressure situations in training?

    1:12:00 | How has social media changed the position? How can coaches put their goalkeepers through more adversity?

    1:15:04 | How does a coach walk that fine line of befriending the goalkeepers but also being tough on them?

    1:18:45 | Is there anything that younger goalkeeper coaches need to change and get better at?


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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Matt Sheldon, Founder of Become Elite | Ep.21 Quarantine Series | Pro Gk

    Matt Sheldon, Founder of Become Elite | Ep.21 Quarantine Series | Pro Gk

    What's up guys, I hope that you're all enjoying the series in this time of quarantine!

    Here is an interview I did with my old teammate and good friend, Matt Sheldon! We cover a variety of topics, but mainly how he started his channel, as well as his journey in football! 

    Hope you guys enjoy it! - Omar

    Social Media Links:

    https://www.instagram.com/mattsheldon23/

    https://www.instagram.com/become_elite/


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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Conor O'keefe, Keeping Goals Creator | Ep.20 Quarantine Series | Pro Gk

    Conor O'keefe, Keeping Goals Creator | Ep.20 Quarantine Series | Pro Gk

    What's up guys, I hope that you're all enjoying the series in this time of quarantine!

    Here is an interview I did with Conor O'keefe of Keeping Goals! We cover a variety of topics, which you can read below!

    Hope you guys enjoy it! - Omar

    Topics:

    4:30 – Has there ever been a video that you didn’t want to post because it was “too real”?

    8:19 – Have you ever had anyone criticize you after posting KeepingGoals?

    10:50 – What characteristics have you adopted since going pro (to have thick skin)?

    16:00 – Building a plan to go pro

    17:00 – Who was your goalkeeping inspiration growing up?

    22:30 – Are there any questions you get asked that annoy you?

    24:00 – Why is patience so important when looking gk content?

    26:40 – What are your favorite gloves?

    29:00 – How did you stay sane during lockdown? (Great soundbite).

    33:00 – Did you have this work ethic before filming Keeping Goals?

    34:20 – Best tips for crosses? (Good soundbite)

    38:50 – How to deal with 2v1 situations? (Great soundbite).

    42:30 – Redefining failure (Great Soundbite)

    47:00 – Can you take us through learning new techniques in Spain?

    52:00 Scoop technique (good soundbite).

    53:45 – How can coaches help goalkeepers when they make mistakes in training?

    58:45 – What is your favorite type of distribution?

    1:03:00 – What do you want your legacy to be?



    Conor's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxe8Ii1DOLpmlB79gmavsXg


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Kailen Sheridan, Canada & Sky Blue Fc Goalkeeper | Ep.18 Quarantine Series | Pro Gk

    Kailen Sheridan, Canada & Sky Blue Fc Goalkeeper | Ep.18 Quarantine Series | Pro Gk

    What's up guys, I hope that you're all enjoying the series in this time of quarantine!

    Here is an interview I did with Kailen Sheridan of Canada & Sky Blue Fc! We cover a variety of topics, which you can read below!

    Hope you guys enjoy it! - Omar

    Kailen Sheridan

    0:00 | Intro

    1:27 | What was the football like growing up in Canada?

    2:10 | What were some good/bad habits you had growing up?

    3:50 | Who were your coaching influences growing up?

    6:00 | What was it like getting called into a Youth National Team Camp? (Soundbite about how she didn’t think she did well at the camp)

    7:45 | How important is it to self-critique?

    8:45 | What did you learn from your first National Team Camp?

    10:00 | Did you ever have a feeling that you’d go to the Youth World Cup?

    11:40 | Being selected for the World Cup: what was the phone call like?

    12:50 | What are some of your favorite sessions?

    14:45 | How did the other gk’s react to you being named the #1?

    16:30 | 1st game of the WC: What was it like playing in front of 31,000 fans? (Good soundbite)

    18:45 | Nerves: any advice for young gk’s stepping into a BIG game?

    21:20 | Did that World Cup convince you that you could play professionally?

    22:30 | What made you choose Clemson University?

    27:00 | What was your mindset like stepping into your freshman year?

    28:10 | College Soccer: What was the biggest learning curve for you?

    29:30 | As a Freshman: How did you get the respect of the Seniors? (Soundbite)

    31:20 | What was your freshman year like?

    33:20 | U-20 Camp: What experiences did you take from your 1st yr at Clemson?

    36:00 | U-20 World Cup: what was your preparation like?

    37:00 | How was playing a World Cup in front of your Family & Friends?

    39:00 | How were you able to stay humble after the World Cup?

    41:00 | How did you manage school & soccer at Clemson?

    43:10 | Rio Olympics: Being selected as an alternate

    50:00 | Senior Year at Clemson: What was your mentality like?

    54:00 | NWSL: What has your experience been like with Sky Blue Fc?

    57:00 | What is the biggest sacrifice you’ve made for the game?


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    • 59 min
    Steve Clark, Portland Timbers Starting Goalkeeper | Ep.17 Quarantine Series | Pro Gk

    Steve Clark, Portland Timbers Starting Goalkeeper | Ep.17 Quarantine Series | Pro Gk

    What's up guys, I hope that you're all enjoying the series in this time of quarantine!

    Here is an interview I did with Steve Clark of the Portland Timbers! We cover a variety of topics, which you can read below!

    Hope you guys enjoy it! - Omar

    Steve Clark

    0:00 | Intro

    2:50 | How do you stay motivated if you’re not the undisputed #1?

    5:40 | Were you always a great gk that just needed an opportunity?

    9:30 | Has creating depth before shots helped you become a better shot stopper?

    13:00 | Have you changed your set shape throughout your career?

    15:25 | Tip for gk’s who are confident in sessions but lose their edge in games?

    19:40 | What is your definition of confidence? (Good Soundbite)

    21:35 | How do you manage a low angle for 1v1’s?

    23:30 | How has the game changed for gk’s in the last 5 years? (Rant)

    27:30 | How important is it to add tools to your toolbox?

    29:25 | What is the biggest flaw in youth gk development?

    31:15 | Is it a coach or gk’s fault if they’re not able to properly set in sessions?

    34:30 | Can a 2nd goalkeeper try new things in training if they’re competing for the #1?

    37:50 | How do you bounce back after conceding a goal?

    39:35 | How do you work on pressure with back passes?

    40:00| What are your best tips when facing free kicks?

    41:45 | What are your tips for pk’s?

    42:45 | How important is it to have a short memory as a goalkeeper?

    47:40 | Best advice to stay up on 1v1’s?

    49:25 | What separates the #1 gk from the #2?

    50:30 | What are 3 tips for shorter goalkeepers?

    52:20 | What was it like living in a tent during college?

    53:10 | What do you want your legacy to be like when you retire?


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    • 55 min
    The Importance of Context in Session Design | Ep.16 Quarantine Series | Pro Gk

    The Importance of Context in Session Design | Ep.16 Quarantine Series | Pro Gk

    What's up guys, I hope that you're all enjoying the series in this time of quarantine!

    Here is an interview I did with my good friend Andreas Papakostas of Olymic Goalkeeping Academy out of Chicago, IL. We cover a variety of topics to the psychology of youth goalkeepers to how parents can help their kids become better versions of themselves! Hope you guys enjoy it! - Omar

    Omar & Andreas

    0:00 | Intro

    3:20 | Whose methodology has resonated with you most? (Of the coaches interviewed)

    7:20 | What are some of the early mistakes you made as a young coach?

    9:10 | What should parents look for when deciding on a goalkeeper coach for the son/daughter?

    14:30 | What are your thoughts about parents attending goalkeeper training?

    18:50 | How do you avoid over coaching? (Good for a coaching soundbite)

    23:50 | What have you learned most throughout the quarantine?

    27:00 | What are some coaches getting wrong with their training sessions?

    32:25 | Understanding the WHY behind your sessions.

    38:55 | Should we only be working on a goalkeepers’ weaknesses in training?

    46:00 | How to develop confidence in a session?

    49:30 | What is the Solo Training Program & where can you get it?

    52:25 | How can coaches & parents help with a goalkeepers psychology?


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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

Scottdogishere ,

Great insights

I have followed Omar on insta and YouTube for a little while know. Offers great knowledge and who’s opinion is on point.

Saville Family ,

Great Goalkeeping Podcast

Great goalkeeping podcast from Omar Zeeni. Lots of valuable information to improve your game both on and off the field. Clear, simple and easy to listen to. Can’t wait for the next one ⚽️👐🏼

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