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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TestYou wireless timing system

How fast can a goalkeeper come into the possession of a ball after a save reaction? How fast can a goalkeeper pick up the ball after a save reaction (or after a missed shot) and throw it back into the game? These are extremely important things, since a goalkeeper is THE FIRST PLAYER IN ATTACK…

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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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Wing shot save by Nikola Portner

Here is one more amazing wing shot save! This time by a goalkeeper Nikola Portner (from MHB – Montpellier Handball) and the importance of proper position, patience, following the shooter’s hand with the ball and shooter’s flight path while preparing for save of the wing shot! Video telestration by Coach Paint – ChyronHego. Source of…

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How to react on wing shots from small angle of shooting

As I have explained already several times, in my coaching work I like to split reactions on wing shots depending on that if the wing shot comes from small, normal or from big angle of shooting. Here are a few examples and explanation of how a goalkeeper should react on wing shots from SMALL ANGLE…

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How to react on wing shots

One of the most complicated topics in goalkeeper coaching is proper work on saves of the wing shots.   If you have ever worked with me, you will hear me very often speaking about “see/do” versus “see/decide/do”. That is one of the main points in my work with goalkeepers: I want them to be able…

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Saves of the wing shots

The better you understand different ways to position and react on different wing shots – the better you will become in saving those wing shots! Main problem for most of the goalkeepers is not having a clear idea and plan how to react on different kinds of wing shots. So then they surrender to automated,…

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Full leg split (sliding) for saves of low shots

Here is one of the more advanced exercises in progression for full leg split (sliding)for saves of low shots. I encourage sliding (leg split) technique only after you are physically capable of performing it properly!!! Aleksandar has put A LOT of work in flexibility and mobility to get to this level!  Goalkeeper in the…

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180 degree jump turn and side step low save reaction

180 degree jump turn and side step low save reaction   Clean and proper technique should ALWAYS BE NR 1 PRIORITY when working with young goalkeepers! Here are some of my Danish “ninjas” in action from our camp in the beginning of June.       In this video you can see 180 degree jump…

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Visual input quality

Visual input quality   Visual input quality should be your number one focus in training!   In any kind of sport, after working on proper technique, or tactics, or elements of physical training, or mental training, the next thing which will take you to the Elite Level is working on the visual input quality and…

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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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Vision Training Workshop

In organization with badminton club TVS-Sulka, we have had a Vision Training Workshop for tennis and badminton coaches 28th of April in Turku, Finland!   The topics we have worked on during our vision training workshop were: Vision training – perspectives of visual system Visual skills Types of eye movements and their functions Visual input…

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Backwards half roll and stand up in basic stance

There are several exercises you can develop further from making backwards half roll and stand up in basic stance with your goalkeeper. But if and when working on it, there are a few things you should pay attention to!    Common thing is that the goalkeeper can not touch the floor above the head…

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Self-confidence in young athletes

Self-confidence in young athletes – believe in them so strongly that when they look at you, they start to believe in themselves too!!! 😊❤ There is something truly magical in the moment when you, as a coach, realize that you helped them push that little button called “self-confidence” and when they become aware of their…

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Visual system training

    The main sensory system for taking in information from the outside world is the visual system, be it in sport or overall in life!     As I have already written about, the three main steps that happen while the brain is processing visual input are: Receiving visual input – every time when the…

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