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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

    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
    Tom Weal, Norwich City Fc Head of Academy Goalkeeping | Ep.15 Quarantine Series | Pro Gk

    Tom Weal, Norwich City Fc Head of Academy Goalkeeping | Ep.15 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 episode with Tom Weal, Head of Goalkeeping Norwich City Fc Academy in the EPL.

    Tom Weal

    0:00 | Intro

    1:15 | What is your role at Norwich City FC?

    2:40 | What do you look for in other goalkeeper coaches?

    4:30 | What kind of a goalkeeper were you growing up?

    6:30 | Can you specialize too early?

    8:15 | Who was your mentor?

    10:00 | Did your mentor impact your coaching style?

    12:20 | What was your first coaching role like?

    15:15 | How important is it to let your young gk’s develop their own personality?

    20:45 | What was the process like when getting your Sports development and Coaching Degree?

    23:20 | What didn’t you learn with that Degree?

    26:20| What sorts of resources are you giving your Norwich Academy goalkeepers?

    28:10 | How important is developing that social aspect with you Academy goalkeepers?

    29:45 | How has your curriculum been influenced by you Masters Degree? (4 of 42 pre academy gk’s)

    35:55 | Which techniques have you used to build a goalkeepers’ mentality?

    41:30 | What does your session planning & structure look like?

    53:15 | How should goalkeepers handle their nerves?

    56:00 | Final comments


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    • 56 min
    The Ups & Downs of Omars Playing Career | Camp Shutout Q&A | Ep.14 Quarantine Series | Pro Gk

    The Ups & Downs of Omars Playing Career | Camp Shutout Q&A | Ep.14 Quarantine Series | Pro Gk

    What's up guys,

    In today's episode, you'll be hearing an interview I did with Stan Anderson, the Founder of the world renown Camp Shutout (CampShutout.com). Stan and I get into my youth career and how those experiences have impacted my coaching style today! Hope you guys enjoy!


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    • 59 min
    Ryan Coulter, RGV Toros Head Goalkeeper Coach | Ep.13 Quarantine Series | Pro Gk

    Ryan Coulter, RGV Toros Head Goalkeeper Coach | Ep.13 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 episode with Ryan Coulter, Head of Goalkeeping for RGV Toros of the USL Championship.


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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

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46 Ratings

Jaaaaaaaames deaaaaaaan ,

So educational!

Omar always gets the best guests on the podcasts and asks questions that are relevant to today’s game. This is a great podcast for any up and coming goalkeeper or even a seasoned vet looking to learn a new trick or two. Keep up the good work!

7dayj ,

Best of the best

Great podcast .. Very informative, entertaining, great guests, Omar is one of if not the best in the business always on point with his break downs . Keep up the great work

Wezly1 ,

Great Goalkeeping Podcast!

I really enjoy listening to this podcast and that the content focuses on technical, psychological, and physical aspects of goalkeeping. I love the Q&A with GK coaches and the realistic approach to training sessions and games. Keep up the great work Omar!

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