TestYou Brain Training – more advanced eye hand coordination

In these two eye-hand coordination exercises,¨a goalkeeper is reacting on a given visual input: certain symbol of certain color (coach gets to decide the symbol and color), while at the same time, randomly, on any of the 6 semaphores can be shown any of 250 different available symbols in any of the possible colors (which…

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Neural activation in the warm up

Here are a few versions of the exercise that I like to use in the warm up phase with goalkeepers. This exercise, with many its different options covers neural activation, high speed of movement, micro-decisions, speed of reaction, task switching, short reaction time and so much more. A fatigued brain alters athletic performance, so why…

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Different segments of speed training

Being fast is important in handball goalkeeping. Being fast to see the game, being fast to “read” a shooter, being fast to see the shot, being fast to properly position and react on the shot.   The question is – how do we train to become fast in all these mentioned segments? Does your speed…

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Handball goalkeeper training – explosive power

Handball goalkeeper training – explosive power   Handball goalkeepers have to perform a lot of quick movements in the goal to make all the needed save reactions. Most of the goalkeeper movements are mainly performed from static positions and require fast, explosive actions to respond quickly to incoming shots. Saving shots demands the activation of…

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Speed of hands in save reactions

Speed of hands in save reactions   This is one of the fun and very effective exercises for the speed of hand movements and for explosive movement towards the ball. Goalkeeper is touching the pole (or it can be wall, or another goalkeeper holding a ball) on one side with both hands, and then he…

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