Big Cat Goalkeeping News



WINTER SESSIONS ANNOUNCED

Winter is coming! The winter schedule in our new top of the line facilities has been announced!

“We take pride in offering the best goalkeeper development training in the country. We feel that our new training facilities will allow our goalkeeper to focus on aspects of the game that will allow our goalkeepers to take their career to the next level and achieve their dreams.” – Neil Thompson



CAMP REACT LOCATIONS

CAMP REACT TRAINING CENTER @ OLYMPIC PARK (JUNE 18-20)

CAMP REACT LA @ LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE (JUNE 27-29)

CAMP REACT FLORIDA @ ORMOND BEACH SPORTS COMPLEX (JUNE 30-JULY 1)

CAMP REACT NOVA SCOTIA  CANADA @ SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY  (JULY 2-4)

CAMP REACT ARIZONA @ THE BARN AT BARNEYS INDOOR SPORTS COMPLEX (JULY 5-6)

CAMP REACT RESIDENTIAL CAMP @ LAKE FOREST COLLEGE (JULY 8-13)


February 10th Session Cancelled

Chicago

No Session 2/10 due to bad weather conditions.

Best

Team Big Cat


Big Cat Ian heads to Portugal with Sporting CP

Ian Turnbull had the opportunity of a life time. He was formally invited by Sporting CP to train at the world famous Sporting CP Academy in Lisbon, Portugal. Sporting Lisbon has produced a number of the worlds top players such as Ballon d’Or winners Luis Figo and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Turnbull who has been with Team Big Cat for a number of years now was identified by Sporting CP Goalkeeping Director Miguel Miranda at Camp React in July 2017. Ian just as Cristiano Ronaldo did, packed his bag, jumped on a plane and grasped the opportunity.

 

 


CAMP REACT WINTER SPECIAL

CAMP REACT WINTER SPECIAL

CHECK IN 8.30 AT SOCCER CITY.

Brings – 

Training Kit (Shorts, socks, training shirts etc…)

Gloves

indoor Soccer shoes / No Cleats

Ball (Pumped up)

Ball Pump

Shin Guards

Water Bottle


“Big Cat Goalkeeping is an international family of experienced coaches and highly competitive goalkeepers that, together, focus on creating interactive, game realistic environments.” – Camp React residential campers 2017


CAMP REACT BRINGS

 

Camp React Residential Campers 

Check-In 7/9/17 12.00pm – 2.00pm Wilson Hall

Check-out 7/14/17 5.00pm -6.30pm Wilson Hall

Day Campers and Little Tigers

Check-in 7/10/17 – 7/14/17 9.00am Wilson Hall (We will have a staff member available to meet players from 8.30am – 9.00am)

Check-out 7/10/17 – 7/14/17 5.00pm Main Soccer Field

Brings – 

Training Kit (Shorts, socks, training shirts etc…)

Gloves

Cleats

Ball (Pumped up)

Ball Pump

Running Shoes

Shin Guardes

Indoor Shoes

Water Bottle

Sun Screen

Bug Spray

Toiletries 

Change for laundry Machine

Money (To purchase spirit wear/kit from camp store)

Snacks (Nut Free)

Fan

Drinks (Bottled Water and Gatorade)

Water Bottle

Medical tape (For fingers and wrists)

Pen 

Note Pad

Bedding (Bed sheets/ Sleeping bag and Pillow)



CAMP REACT FEATURING MIGUEL MIRANDA OF SPORTING LISBON!!!

Proud to announce that Miguel Miranda from Sporting CP (Sporting Lisbon) will be attending this years Camp React.

Miguel and I are good friends and he has worked with the likes of Ederson (Benfica & Brazil) and Jan Oblak (Athletico Madrid & Slovenia)


US U19 Mens National Team Call Up

Founder Neil Thompson was invited to join the US Mens u19 National team for a training camp in Chula Vista. Thompson joined the staff as goalkeeper coach. This was a unique experience for any goalkeeper coach as the Head Mens u19 coach is none other than goalkeeping legend Brad Friedel.

“This was a fantastic opportunity for me and one that I am very grateful for.”- Neil Thompson


CAMP REACT WINTER SPECIAL

bcg-campreact-2015

Date – December 17 & 18

Time – 9 am-11 am

Age – 2004-1999

Location- Quad Indoor Sports 2454, Oakton Street, Evanston, IL, 60202

PRICE – $160

This will be an intensive camp which is designed to give players the tools they need to be the best they can be! Camp React is geared at future College or Professional Level Goalkeepers. This will be a fast paced camp that should attract college coaches and goalkeeping fanatics from around the area.


Goodbye to a number of goalkeepers going on to College!!

  • Notre dame commit NCAA D1 – Duncan Turnbull
  • UIC commit NCAA D1 – Patrick McGrath
  • SIUE commit NCAA D1 – Nathan Chalus
  • Indiana State commit NCAA D1 – Brianna Riscossa
  • Amherst commit NCAA D3 – Will Dunne
  • Benedictine commit NCAA D3 – Shawn Chervets
  • Illinois Institute of Technology Commit NCAA D3 – Alex Kern
  • Illinois State Commit NCAA D1 – Megan Rickett
  • Illinois Wesleyan Commit NCAA D3 – Alex Ruckstaetter

Rose takes Big Cat Goalkeeping to Colorado

Illinois ODP State Director of Goalkeeping Scott Rose joins Team Big Cat and launches academy in Colorado.


Big Cat Budnik

Alex Budnik plays in USA’s 3-1 Victory over Canada.

 


Big Cat Gloves worn at Chelsea

Big Cat Goalkeeping gloves were worn when Blackburn Rovers took on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

 


CAMP REACT 2016

CAMP REACT 2016  SIGN UP NOW FOR DISCOUNT

Camp React 2016 July 10-15, 2016

Judson University  

1151 N State Street, Elgin, IL

CAMP REACT is the camp where the goalkeepers that become elite attend. CAMP REACT will not only push goalkeepers to their limits but it will also educate the goalkeeper on roles and responsibilities of the position.

CAMP REACT will be directed by NEIL THOMPSON

Thompson, former Carlisle United and Hull City goalkeeper, has watched Camp React grow from strength to Strength and Confidently states they are “HANDS DOWN THE BEST GOALKEEPING YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROVIDER IN THE MIDWEST”.


Hyde joins Team Big Cat

Aron Hyde Joined Big Cat Goalkeeping in March 2016

Aron Hyde spent six seasons as 1st Team goalkeeping coach for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club. During his time Aron played an integral role in the development of U.S. international Sean Johnson. In addition to training the Fire’s goalkeeping core, Aron was also Academy Goalkeeper Director, where he oversaw and ran training sessions for the clubs USSDA goalkeepers.

 


Camp React 2016!! Keepers get involved!

Big Cat Goalkeeping has a proven track record when it comes to getting players on to the next level.

2016 achievements 1/1/2016 – present:

  • U.S. U17 residency program
  • Notre dame commit NCAA D1
  • UIC commit NCAA D1
  • SIUE commit NCAA D1
  • Indiana State commit NCAA D1
  • Amherst commit NCAA D3
  • Benadictine commit NCAA D3

Sign up for Camp React today at Camp React page.


Big Cat @ NSCAA Baltimore 2016

Big Cat Goalkeeping will be attenfing the annual NSCAA convention in Baltimore, MD on the 13-17 of January 2016. Don’t hesitate to stop by our booth 2227 (see floor plan).

Check out NSCAA website for more information about the convention.


CAMP REACT 2016 – REGISTRATION OPEN!

The ultimate goalkeeper camp – is now open for registration! Mark your calendars for July 10-15, 2016

Don’t miss out on the Early Bird Discount!

For more information, visit Camp React page.


Camp React – Q&A

Coach Neil Thompson answers the most frequently asked questions about Camp React.

Click here to view Camp React Q&A video.