Shooting exercise for double save of 6m line shots

An exercise for double save reaction of different height shots from 6m line.Prior to shooting, a goalkeeper does 180 jump turn, for the purpose of additional activation of vestibulo-ocular system. For additional challenge and progression of this combo, there are countless possible options prior or post shooting part of the exercise.

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Dynamic knee raises

In this video you can see three versions of dynamic knee raises that that can be used after goalkeepers are properly warmed up and prepared for dynamic movements such as these. Flat cones on the floor are placed in certain order (but they could also be placed randomly, of course), and goalkeepers should raise the…

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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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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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Exercises for speed of decision making

Speed of reaction is a great skill for all athletes! But speed of decision making or brain speed is even more valuable! It’s not only important to react fast, it’s important to be able to FAST decide what to do about the incoming visual stimuli and then to perform the output – movement!   Many…

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High save reaction from kneeling squat jump

High save reaction from kneeling squat jump   This is one of the more advanced exercises in progression when working on high save reactions, with a greater focus on leg muscles power. Please take care that your goalkeeper is able to perform properly kneeling squat jump first, and then you can proceed to doing the…

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Shooting combo for saves of high and low shots

Shooting combo for saves of high and low shots   This is the result when players and head coach need the whole court and I have only small corner behind the goal to work with goalkeepers. In this video you can see a combo for saves of high and low shots from 9m, shots in…

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High save reaction over the step board

High save reaction over the step board      This is one of the drills you can use in progression for saves of high shots from 9m. But you can use it ONLY after your goalkeeper is able to perform properly all separated elements of this combo drill! Goalkeeper in the video: Roosa Niemi, ’00….

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Combo of low, high and middle saves of shots from 6m

Combo of low, high and middle saves of shots from 6m   This is one of my combos of reactions for saves of low, high and middle shots from 6m. As always: please, first make sure that your goalkeeper is able to perform properly all the separated elements of goalkeeper technique, before making the whole combo!…

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Combo for low saves of 9m shots

Combo for low saves of 9m shots   This is a bit more advanced idea for combo drill of 9m low saves: stimulation of vestibular system through one 180 degrees jump and second 360 degrees jump to the other side, followed with visual stimuli and then double low save reaction, starting to the opposite side from the…

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Low saves combo drill

Low saves combo drill One more combo drill from Vanjo’s “kitchen”! 🙂 This is very demanding combo drill with focus on reactions on low shots combined with vestibular system activation, reactions on audio and visual stimuli and speed of visual perception. Note: do not perform this combo drill with your goalkeepers if they are not…

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Combo warm up drill

Combo warm up drill This is one more of my combo warm up drills. This is a complicated exercise, and don’t do it with your young goalkeepers if they can’t first perform properly all separated elements of this advanced drill! As always: the point is not to make very complicated combo drill if your goalkeepers…

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Combo of high, middle and low save reactions

Combo of high, middle and low save reactions This is one of my combo drills that I love to use in my work with goalkeepers that are skilled enough to make properly all the movements separately. This is very complex and demanding goalkeeper combo exercise in terms of performing proper handball goalkeeper technique. This drill…

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