Combo for saves of low and high shots from 9m

Here is one of the combo exercises for save reactions on low and high shots from 9m. This exercise has many progressions and options, depending on what you want to work on. Just keep in mind that you should always take care that your goalkeeper is performing proper technique and that you should adjust this…

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Handball Goalkeeper Camps in Finland

Handball Goalkeeper Camps in Finland   In January 2017 we have started an initiative and we organized series of goalkeeper camps in Kisakallio, Finland. The main idea was to offer an environment in which all the goalkeepers can learn, understand, develop and improve.   Our goalkeeper camps in Kisakallio, Finland are extremely unique and designed…

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Combo for saves of high shots from 9m

Combo for saves of high shots from 9m     This is just one of the combo drills I like to use with young goalkeepers while working on last details of movement for saves of high shots from 9m. This combo drill can be performed without or with shots. As always – first you want…

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Corrective exercise for low saves

Corrective exercise for low saves   This is only one of many exercises that you can use for correction of wrong learned technique for saves of low shots from 9m. In this video you can see combination of saving the shot towards the head, with which we are making goalkeeper to come in the starting…

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Video course announcement – saves of low shots from 9m

Video course announcement – saves of low shots from 9m   As I already announced earlier – I am preparing the video course for goalkeeper coaches and for goalkeepers!   The topic of this video course is “Saves of low shots from 9m”. I will show you my way of work with young goalkeepers, all…

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Some of the exercises for movement in basic stance

Some of the exercises for movement in basic stance   These drills have small elements of vestibular training, very useful for spatial awareness of every goalkeeper. These drills are just few suggestions for warm up through movement in basic stance which you can use in your training. For theoretical article about the topic Movement in…

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Saves of middle shots from 6m

Saves of middle shots from 6m “X jump” save reaction One of the ways to save middle shots from 6m is “X jump”. This save is one of a bit more complicated elements of goalkeeper technique. It can be also explained as a “split in the air”. Goalkeeper “X jump” save is timely entry into…

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Role and importance of a goalkeeper in handball

  Role and importance of a goalkeeper in handball Goalkeeper is the most important player for the result effectiveness of its team. Handball rules extracted this player as separated, individual player inside of team game, and gave him/her specific technical and tactical actions that are significantly different from the actions of other players in the…

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The wing stance of handball goalkeeper

The wing stance of handball goalkeeper   The wing stance of handball goalkeeper is used as a preparatory position for the saves of shots from the wing position.   Before you start to work on wing saves with your goalkeeper, it’s important to understand that there are different ways to position and to react depending if the wing shot…

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Saves of high shots from 9m

SAVES OF HIGH SHOTS FROM 9M   Proper way to react on high shots from 9m   As always, in work with young goalkeepers, keep in mind one really important thing: proper goalkeeper technique is one thing and goalkeeper style is different thing.   After teaching your goalkeepers proper basic technique, they will be able (together…

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Saves of low shots from 9m

SAVES OF LOW SHOTS FROM 9M   There are two most common techniques for saves of shots from 9 meters: step to the side and sliding   1. STEP TO THE SIDE Features of the step to the side technique are: From the basic stance, goalkeeper is making step to the side where the shot…

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Movement in basic stance and correct positioning

  Once the goalkeeper has established good basic stance, good projection of one’s self, good dynamic stability, good balance and equal distribution of weight, it’s time to start talking about positioning and angles of the goal.   THE IMPORTANCE OF CORRECT POSITIONING It’s important that you spend enough time on this topic. Correct positioning doesn’t…

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The Basic Stance of Handball Goalkeeper

    Basic goalkeeper stance is the most optimal position of the body that allows the goalkeeper to most effectively use her/his body as a defensive area, and to react on high, middle or low shots in the fastest and most practical way.     Features of the Handball Goalkeeper Basic Stance: The upper arms are…

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