Big Cat Goalkeeping News

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Rose takes Big Cat Goalkeeping to Colorado

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

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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.



Location change 4/9

We are changing the location for tomorrow morning session due to the field conditions.
Now we will train at –
Soccer City Palatine.
545 S Consumers Ave, Palatine, IL 60074
Please meet at the facility no later than 7.15 so we can get going straight away.

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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”.

Aron Hyde

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.


Specialized Small group training – Naperville

Big Cat Goalkeeping 

Specialized Small group training (8 goalkeepers Max)

Designed to focus on specific techniques and tactical knowledge that need specialized attention. These sessions are more beneficial than 1 to 1 training as the extra numbers allows to create more game realistic scenarios.

The staff that will manage these session will be founder Neil Thompson and U23 National Team coach Aron Hyde.

Topics will include – Set Pieces, Dealing with highballs and working with a back line in addition to many other topics.


Spring Break Camp

March 28 – 31, 2016

  u8 – 11:   9.00 to 10.30 … $120
u12 – 18  10.30 to 12.00 … $120

@ Families of Faith Christian Academy, 24466 W Eames St, Channahon, IL 60410

All keepers will receive a free camp T shirt.

To sign up, visit the camp page.


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.