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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7 vs 6 situational handball goalkeeper exercise

Here is one of the specific situational exercises options when working on 7 vs 6 play where a goalkeeper has to be fast in running back to the goal and capable of perceiving from where the ball is coming towards the goal, and then to react accordingly. Make sure to practice endlessly many different specific…

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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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Leg kick save reaction for 6m line shots

Here is one of the exercise options for leg kick save reaction of middle shots from the 6m line. Touching the opposite post challenges a goalkeeper to compensate fast for a loss of proper position. Depending on what are you exactly working on in a goalkeeper training – you can use this exercises and any…

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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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Handball match analysis for handball goalkeepers

There is no time off for dedicated coaches! 🙂 March 2019 was filled with Finnish youth, junior and senior national team camps and training games, so I have been on the road most of the time. But we all gathered a lot of experience and interesting moments from all those trips!Interesting fact is that for…

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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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Side jump middle wing save reaction

Saves of the wing shots are one of the most complex and demanding topics in work with young goalkeepers. As a goalkeeper coach, you want to make sure that you are devoting enough of time while working on this with your goalkeepers. Also, you want to make sure that you are using proper steps of…

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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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Hand movement in leg kick reaction

Many of you have asked me what you can do to get your young goalkeeper to perform proper reaction with both hands in leg kick save reaction for middle shots from 6m line in work with your young goalkeepers. So one of the options you can try is resistance band attached to the crossbar of…

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Low wall technique exercise

This is one of the exercises in progression when working on “low wall” technique for saves of low shots from 6M line. Important to notice: you want to use this technique when player is falling while shooting. Goalkeeper in the video: Atte Pakarinen (GrIFK Elit).

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Anticipation and reactions on 9 meters shots

Working on anticipation and reactions on 9 meters shots from the step, with limited visual input, thus limited time for perception, decision making and reaction. Options of progression/regression are to decrease or increase the distance of visual field disturbance from the goal, and to add additional tasks for a goalkeeper.

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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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Match preparation

In modern handball, the role of technology is undeniable. One of the most important things for a handball goalkeeper in preparation for a match is video analysis. Video analysis help in reviewing and identifying player’s movements, mapping key plays and players’ movements within, tactical play patterns, opponents’ weaknesses and strengths, shooters’ habits, it opens the…

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The importance of adopting proper habits

The importance of adopting proper habits is crucial in the process of achieving any goal!   As we all already know, in sport (life, school or anything else we do) in order to get to certain point where we want to be from where we are now, we need to be able to bridge the gap…

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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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Feeling worthless

Are you feeling worthless?   There was one interesting situation in one of my camps recently, that I thought I have to share!   I usually get a lot of different questions from goalkeepers in every country where I’m working and there are always some new lessons for me as well. Sometimes, those questions are…

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Wing shot save by amazing Jelena Grubisic

One more amazing tactical wing shot save! This time by a great goalkeeper Jelena Grubisic (from CSM Bucuresti Handbal). Once again, you can notice the importance of proper position, patience, following the shooter’s hand with the ball and going fully into the save reaction. Video telestration by Coach Paint – ChyronHego. Source of the original…

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