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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Mini band knee internal and external rotations

Here are few variations of the knee internal and external rotations with mini band. Exercise 1 – Single knee internal and external rotation (foot on the floor)Goalkeeper should stand in anterior 45 lunge, knee of the leg in front is slightly bent, body wight is on the front leg. In this position golkeeper is performing…

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Hip flexion and rotation in faster pace

Here is one of the ideas / ways how to work on hip flexion and rotation in faster pace, as preparatory or main reaction for middle shots from 6m. You can use it also as a part of the goalkeeper warm up, after first making some slower hip flexion and rotation exercises!

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Step forward in saves of 6m line player shots

In this video, you can see two options of one of the exercises that you can do for practicing first step forward in saves of line player shots from 6m. Both options can also be used as an additional footwork in the warm up, it depends what you want to work on in your training.The…

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Footwork warm up option

Run into 2019 like this!!  Sometimes for the warm up you don’t need a lot of equipment.With novelty approach in your coaching, every warm up can be fun and efficient!

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Fun warm up game

 “1, 3, 5, BALL”! You can be as creative as you want with this game! Assign certain numbers (colors, countries, names, etc) to body parts which you want goalkeepers (or players) to touch with their both hands after you say it out loud. Once you say a “ball”, they should fast grab the ball….

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Shooting Warm Up Options for Handball Goalkeepers

Very often many coaches ask me what kind of shooting warm up they should have for their goalkeepers. Should it be one line, two lines, three lines…   In principle I always answer the same: it depends what is the intention of the warm up: to warm up and prepare goalkeepers or to make it…

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Warm up Resistance Exercises

The following is a series of a few warm up resistance exercises combining the exercises with and without mini leg bands, designed to activate glutes and quads and to increase the speed. Goalkeeper in the video: Lauri Arkko

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