Camp Details


Program Overview

Premier Goalkeeping Academy would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the finest goalkeeping training camp around!

Both Coach Van Taylor and Bill Finneyfrock are former college All-Americans and professional goalkeepers. They see a need to provide a unique goalkeeping experience for the developing player.

Our one week / one location approach allows us to prepare for this one special week. Many other camps use multiple sites and a three day week.

If you bring us a willingness to work and a desire to learn, you will take home a guaranteed improvement in goalkeeping skills, knowledge of your unique physical capabilities, a fitter body, and an understanding of what it takes to achieve your goalkeeping goals.

If you have the commitment to become a better goalkeeper, please join us this summer for a truly unique goalkeeping experience.

Enrollment, Genders & Ages

Premier Goalkeeping Academy is ideal for
Boys & Girls ages 10 - 18!

We have a limited enrollment to ensure personalized instruction from the directors. We have also limited enrollment based on our facilities. To ensure you don’t miss out on this special opportunity enroll early.

You will have both Coach Taylor and Coach Finneyfrock on site giving their full attention to you the entire time you are at the academy. Many other soccer camps and goalkeeping schools have multiple locations in the same week where the director is not on site the entire week.

Camp Dates

The 2023 Premier Goalkeeping Academy will be held the week of July 16th - 20th, 2023 at Erskine College in Due West, South Carolina.

Check in time is 2:00 - 4:00PM on Sunday, July 16, in the lobby of the Pressley Hall at Erskine College. We will have orientation from 4:00 - 5:00PM, dinner from 5:00 - 6:00PM, and the Sunday evening session will begin at 7:00PM. Camp will end Thursday, July 20, at 12:00PM. Check out will be held from 12:00 - 1:00PM at Pressley Hall.


Since the training of goalkeepers is a passion for Coach Finneyfrock & Coach Taylor, they have tried to make this training affordable to all that wish to become better goalkeepers. The Academy tuition for GK training is:

  • Residential - $525 with a $225 deposit (A small online convenience fee will be added upon registration)
  • Commuter - $475 with a $225 deposit (A small online convenience fee will be added upon registration)

This is the lowest cost of any major specialty goalkeeping school.

We require a $225 deposit, with the remainder due prior to or at camp. 

Paying By Mail.  Checks should be sent to:

Premier Goalkeeping Academy
108 Saint Andrews Lane
Greenwood, South Carolina 29646

Camp Location

Erskine College, Due West, SC - Click Here for driving directions!

The facilities at Erskine College are first class from your room and the dining hall to the fields. All training will take place in full size goals. This is extremely important that the goalkeepers practice in the part of the field in which they will have to perform. There are no distractions, we have almost the entire college to ourselves.

The Program
Holding and deflecting shots
Stance and footwork
Diving saves
Breakaways / 1 v 1 saves
Tipping and parrying shots
Crossed balls
Boxing crossed balls
Distribution—Kicks and throws
Field player Skills
Angle play and positioning
Reading the game
Decision making
Initiating the attack
Sweeper / keeper tactics
Pass back rule
Reading crosses
Directing the defense
Flexibility and coordination
Strength and agility
Pressure training
Handling Pressure
Self Confidence
Controlling fear
Self Imaging





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