Big Cat Goalkeeping News

TIMES MAY HAVE CHANGED. HOWEVER, WE HAVE MADE CHANGES.

2020 is officially here and we are taking over.

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Duncan Turnbull Signs Professional in England

Duncan Turnbull a product of Big Cat Goalkeeping has signed a professional contract with Portsmouth which keeps him at the club until June 2021.

During the a recent interview for the official club website he said: “It’s fantastic to be at such a big club with so much history. I can’t wait to see what happens.

Duncan has worked with Coach Neil Thompson for almost 10 years.

“Duncan has a unique story, I have seen him play at all levels from travel club soccer, high school, DA, College, in a trail game for Manchester United’s U23’s, and now I look forward to seeing him pull on the Portsmouth shirt in front of twenty thousand fans. It has been a privilege to be Duncan’s coach and I am proud to have taken the next step with him and be his agent.” – Neil Thompson

To read more and to watch a video interview with Duncan click the link here

 


Brian Schwake Signs Pro in Europe

Brian Schwake who joined Big Cat Goalkeeping at u12 signs a professional contract with Scottish Premier league club Livingston FC.

Brian aged 18 who attend Big Cat Goalkeeping camps, clinics and international tours is now represented by Neil Thompson.

During an interview with the Daily Record Brian Said: “My agent Neil Thompson knew Caigy (Livingston goalkeeping coach Tony Caig) from when they were at Carlisle United together and made the connection.

“Everything went from there and it’s worked out well.

“Neil runs Big Cat Goalkeeping in the US and has some great connections in Europe so I’m lucky to have him and he got me over to the UK.

 

Click here to read the full interview


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ILLINOIS – CLINICS SUSPENDED THROUGH MARCH 31st

After reviewing the most recent guidelines regarding COVID-19, Big Cat Goalkeeping will be suspending all of its Illinois clinics through March 31st, effective immediately. Since this is an evolving situation, we will continuously re-evaluate the decision whether or not to continue the suspension and keep our members updated. (See relevant clinics page for more information)


PLAYER CONSULTING SERVICE

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CAMP REACT WINTER CAMPS ANNOUNCED

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DUNCAN TURNBULL NAME ACC PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Notre Dame Goalkeeper is named ACC Player of the week.

“It is no surprise to me that Duncan is excelling at this level. I have said he is a talent since he started training with us. I could not be more proud of the guy, Duncan will be a professional goalkeeper” – Neil Thompson


BIG CAT GLOVES WORN BY MLS GOALKEEPERS

Big Cat Goalkeeping gloves are now worn by Former US U20 Goalkeeper Phillip Ejimadu

LAFC Goalkeeper Ejimadu who has made 3 appearances for the U20 National Team, is officially a part of Team Big Cat.


Thompson Returns From Poland

Neil Thompson returns to LA from Poland after being away with the US U15 National Team.

The US played Iceland, Poland, and Russia. The US finished second in the tournament.

“It was a great experience and it is exciting times for US Soccer. The group is very talented and I it was a pleasure to be a part of the squad.” – Neil Thompson

 

Thompson has resumed his duties with LAFC.

 


BIG TEN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Big Cat Goalkeeping Alum Roman Celentano  is awarded Big Ten Defensive Player of the week award.

Roman joined Big Cat Goalkeeping Aged 11 and has since made a huge impact both in the Developmental Academy and is now making waves at NCAA DI level with Indiana University.

“Roman has always been a talent. Level headed, ultra competative, hard working, humble and confident are all words that I would use to describe him. I have had the pleasure of working with Roman for a long time as he has been a part of our program for many years. He has traveled with me to Newcastle United, Sunderland, Sporting Lisbon, Blackburn Rovers plus many other clubs in Europe. At Camp React he has always been the guy who encourages other to strive to be the best. He really is a role model for our younger keepers and he will be successful both on and off the field. If he wants to be a professional player, he will make it!” – Neil Thompson


WINTER CAMPS AND CLINICS

Winter camps and clinics are posted for both Illinois and California.


Coach Neil Thompson Joins US U15 National Team

Coach Neil Thompson Heads to Poland with the US U15 National Team as goalkeeper coach.

Coach Thompson will be a part of the coaching staff, as the US prepare to play, Russia, Iceland, and Poland.

“Its always a great honor to be called into the national team. The last tournament I was a part of was the CONCACAF Championships in Florida, and I am excited to back at it in Poland.” – Neil Thompson


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Big Cat Weekly Fall Clinics Now Available

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BIG CAT GOALKEEPING – IN THE COMMUNITY

BIG CAT GOALKEEPING partnered with CDA Slammers to host events in Orange County.“It was great to get to work with so many new faces! I loved every second of it! Over the course, we worked with close to 100 Goalkeepers! What a great experience! Massive thank you to CDA Slammers for hosting us!” – Neil Thompson


FULL SPRING AND SUMMER SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

NOW BIG CAT GOALKEEPING ARE OPERATING IN THE FOLLOWING ILLINOIS AREAS

  • SCHAUMBURG
  • BARRINGTON
  • NAPERVILLE
  • LAKE FOREST (CAMP REACT)

California Clinics Now Online

Big Cat Goalkeeping, now have clinics located around California



CAMP REACT – JULY 7-12 LAKE FOREST

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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