Player Development

Goal Keeper Information

Technical Skills Training Training Sessions with Vermont Voltage Trainning Curriculum

The Vermont Voltage have brought about the Vermont Voltage Skills Training Academy to help players create a sound technical foundation of the basic and advanced playing skills needed to succeed in the game of soccer. It is a fact that without this sound knowledge base the individual player will be forever limited in his/her soccer career. This program is aimed at taking those who have some basic knowledge of the game all the way to the highest level experienced players to help them acquire mastery of the ball. Tactical principles are addressed in small-sided situations to help players learn how to apply their skills and make quicker and better decisions in games. Players will acquire the skills needed to perform through thousands of ball touches and repetitive practice throughout the program.

Maximum 30 players/ age division

6-8 yrs Coed Fridays
9-11 yrs Coed Fridays
12-17 yrs Coed Fridays

8 Trainings will be in each session!

Session I - Nov: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Dec: 6, 13, 20 

Session II - Jan: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
February: 7, 14, 21

Session III - Feb: 28
March: 7, 14, 21, 28 
April: 4, 11, 18

6-8 yrs Coed Fridays 5:00pm-6:30pm

9-11 yrs Coed Fridays 6:30pm-8:00pm

12-17 yrs Coed Fridays 8:00pm-9:30pm

Make checks ($100/Player/Session) payable to:
Vermont Voltage Skills Training Academy

You can register by mailing the form and fee to:
Vermont Voltage Skills Academy
230 School Street, Bennington VT 05201
(802) 681-7151

This, skill development program being led by Professional Player and Coach Mark Benson. Current Player with the Vermont Voltage, Assistant Coach of the Vermont Voltage Men's Team, Director of Coaching of the Vermont Voltage Youth Academy and Accredited Professional USSF Nationally licensed Coach and Trainer. 

Mark has taken players form the youth level and helped them achieve success at some of the highest levels of soccer around the world. Including the United States Women's National Team, Premier league teams in several countries in Europe, MLS, MISL to name a few. Coaches additionally that work with our skills training programs are all current or former players as well as staff coaches with the Vermont Voltage Premier Soccer Club.

Goal Keepers are the 11th player on the field. In the modern game they are being utilized more and more to help their team continue to maintain possession of the ball. Participating in this training program will help to full utilize the goal keepers technical ability to match that of the field players, as well as working on repetitive drills to help with hand eye coordination in conjunction with being proficient with ball mastery using their feet.

 1 player 1 ball. Repetition ball control exercises with both feet. Ball familiarity exercises to have the player feel one with the ball. RECEIVING / PASSING: Exercises and games to improve 1st touch, seriously important at all levels, and to encourage accurate and creative passing.

DRIBBLING MOVES 1 V 1: Exercises and games that teach game winning individual dribbling moves and how to create space against packed defenses.

 Exercises and games to improve agility, balance, acceleration and power with and without the ball.

 Exercises and games that improve technique and encourage instinctive play around the goal.

 Exercises and games that improve small group play with an emphasis on creative combination attacking play.





Maximum 30 players/ age division



Maximum 30 players/ age division