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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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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