Elite Technique

ET Goalkeeping

SUPPLEMENTAL TRAINING PROGRAM

Are you looking for additional elite-level goalkeeper training to supplement your club training?

RailHawks Elite Technique-Goalkeeping is a weekly, elite-level supplemental training program designed for goalkeepers to master fundamental techniques and focus on components of the game within their control.

Replicate game situations to develop tactical awareness and improve decision making.

Training addresses all aspects of the game: technical, tactical, physical and psychological.

Special additional offerings throughout the program include nutrition presentations by a certified nutritionist, college academic/athletic prep presentations, etc.

Players will have the freedom to make mistakes to enable them to push past existing skill levels.

Training led by Director of Elite Technique Goalkeeping, Nic Platter, and other RailHawks professional coaching staff.

Training sessions predominantly held at WakeMed Soccer Park’s world-class soccer fields.

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40-week training program divided into four, 10-week Cycles (two, 10-week Fall programs and two, 10-week Spring programs).

Fall sessions run from early August through mid-December; Spring sessions run from early February through mid-June.

One training session per week for 1 ¼ hours per session.

Cost = $225 for each 10-week Cycle (paid before the start of each 10-week cycle)

You must register for the entire 40-week series – registration for individual Cycles is not an option.  Players may withdraw from the program at the end of a Cycle and future Cycles will not be charged.

Players will also be required to purchase one Elite Technique Goalkeeper training jersey for the program.

Age groups:

(1) U11-U12 Boys/Girls (Born between 8/1/02-7/31/04): Fridays: 5:15pm-6:30pm

(2) U13-U14 Boys/Girls (Born between 8/1/00-7/31/02): Fridays: 6:30pm-7:45pm

(3) U15-U18 Boys/Girls (Born between 8/1/96-7/31/00): Fridays: 4:00pm-5:15pm

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Player Evaluation Events are held to determine readiness/acceptance into the Elite Technique program.

All Player Evaluation Events will be held at WakeMed Soccer Park (field #3).

Annual Player Evaluation Events take place in May/June.

Limited mid-program Player Evaluation Event takes place in mid-November.

ANNUAL ELITE TECHNIQUE PLAYER EVALUATION EVENT REGISTRATION FOR NEW PLAYERS:

Dates Program Name Location Days Times Ages Price Register
6/1 ET-GK-Player Eval. Event WakeMed Soccer Park Sunday 4:00-5:15pm U11-U12 Boys/Girls $20 REGISTER
6/1 ET-GK-Player Eval. Event WakeMed Soccer Park Sunday 4:00-5:15pm U13-U14 Boys/Girls $20 REGISTER
6/1 ET-GK-Player Eval. Event WakeMed Soccer Park Sunday 4:00-5:15pm U15-U18 Boys/Girls $20 REGISTER

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Weather Cancellation Information (ET-GK):

An ET-GK session will only be cancelled if the Town of Cary closes the soccer fields at WakeMed Soccer Park for weather-related issues, or if lighting or thunder is experienced and expected to persist during a session. 

If a session gets cancelled due to Town of Cary weather-related field closures, the RailHawks will send out an e-mail alerting you of this cancellation at the e-mail address provided when you registered for ET-GK, as well as post the cancellation on the RailHawks Facebook page and Twitter account .

You may also proactively check the following Town of Cary Website by clicking here or calling the Town of Cary Weather Hotline at 919-319-4502 to check for field closures (updated for field closures by 5:00pm on weekdays). 

In the event of any sighting of lightning or sound of thunder, ET-GK coaches will remove all players from the field and take them indoors at the stadium.  The kids will stay indoors for at least 30 minutes from the time of the last sighting of lightning or the last sound of thunder. 

If a session gets completely cancelled, goalkeepers can attend one of the ET-GK make-up sessions.  Goalkeepers must notify Pete Sciandra at pete@carolinarailhawks.com with the make-up session date that they would like to attend.

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Cancellation/Refund Policy (ET-GK):

Each cycle's payment will be auto-charged to your credit card four (4) weeks prior to the start of the next cycle, except for Cycle #1 which is charged at the time of your initial registration.

If a participant wishes to cancel their registration for the next cycle, they may do so by e-mailing Pete Sciandra at pete@carolinarailhawks.com.

Any requested cancellation, other than for a documented medical reason, will be refunded according to the following:

  • If an e-mail notification is received no later than 4 weeks prior to the start date of the next cycle: No charge for the next cycle.
  • If an e-mail notification is received no later than 2 weeks prior to the start date of the next cycle: 75% refund for the next cycle.
  • If an e-mail notification is received no later than 2 days prior to the start date of the next cycle: 50% refund for the next cycle.
  • If e-mail notification is received less than 2 days prior to the start date of the next cycle, no refund will be provided for the upcoming cycle, unless it is due to a documented medical reason.

If a documented medical reason prevents the participation of a player in the program for a period of time, the player will first have the ability to attend scheduled make-up sessions to cover any missed sessions; if make-up sessions are not sufficient to cover the majority of the missed sessions, then a refund for the prorated amount of the missed sessions will be considered.

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