Big Cat Goalkeeping News

GET ME TO COLLEGE – EBOOK

This book by Neil Thompson, is straight to the point and is designed to help goalkeepers take the college recruitment process into their own hands.

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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


Exclusive Small Group Training in Orange County

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Big Cat Weekly Fall Clinics Now Available

Join us this Fall in Barrington on Saturdays and Sunday in Naperville. Select clinics for more details.

 


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

Sign up to the best goalkeeping development camp in the nation.

Camp React directed by Neil Thompson and Miguel Miranda

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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



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.

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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)