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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Speed of hands in save reactions

Speed of hands in save reactions   This is one of the fun and very effective exercises for the speed of hand movements and for explosive movement towards the ball. Goalkeeper is touching the pole (or it can be wall, or another goalkeeper holding a ball) on one side with both hands, and then he…

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90/90 hip mobility leg raise drill

90/90 hip mobility leg raise drill   Extending and bending of the leg in 90/90 hip mobility position. 90/90 hip mobility work is highly effective for improving functional range of motion of hip joints. There are many exercises that can be done from this position, and this is only one of them!   Pay attention…

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Vision training – eye coordination

Vision training – eye coordination   Let me tell you something really interesting!  🙂   I have started to study and research much more intensively about the eye sight, vision and vision training in the last few years. Learning about all those new things has awakened a new kind of curiosity, inspiration and motivation in…

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Double 6m save reaction

Double 6m save reaction This is one of the ways how you can practice saves of middle shots from 6m. In this video we did first shot in the hands – which is always a great reminder for a goalkeeper to start the save movement from the goalkeeper basic stance. Resistance band is a great…

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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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Brain based coaching – balance training

Brain based coaching – balance training   Before I start writing about actual topic of this post, I need to explain first what inspired me to write about it! I always feel stunned, frightened and somehow little bit upset when I realize how many things most of the coaches don’t really know and don’t understand,…

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Ladder super drill

Ladder super drill   This is only one of many ladder drills that we have done in January at my Goalkeeper Camp in Kisakallio, Finland. Goalkeeper in the video: Leevi Koistinen.  

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Corrective exercise for low saves

Corrective exercise for low saves   This is only one of many exercises that you can use for correction of wrong learned technique for saves of low shots from 9m. In this video you can see combination of saving the shot towards the head, with which we are making goalkeeper to come in the starting…

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Footwork and low save reaction

Footwork and low save reaction   In this exercise goalkeeper is doing “front cross, back cross” movement until the audio stimuli, and then she is reacting on low shot, thus performing proper technique for the saves of low shots from 9m. I don’t recommend this exercise with very young goalkeepers, because of the specific footwork…

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