Since 2017, we’ve had the pleasure of working with the Goalkeeper coaches of the New England Revolution Youth Teams. As part of a longer-term pilot program, we’ve been working with the staff to track goalkeepers in the U13 and U14 program and incorporating Stopper game data into the Academy’s high-performance keeper training program.
According to Karl Spratt, Head of Academy Goalkeeping, “Stopper give us another avenue to really drill down into specific aspects of our goalkeepers’ performance when we review games, and can then look at how they’ve developed over the course of an entire season. This data then provides us with a tangible benchmark for our goalkeepers that is easy for them to visualize.”
The New England Revolution Academy is one of the top youth development environments in the US Soccer Development Academy system, as evidenced by top tier home grown talent like Eliot Jones – recently called up to the USMT U16 Team in April 2018. Having their insight and feedback on Stopper has been invaluable, allowing us to continually improve the software and build in new features specifically aimed at high-performance goalkeeper training.