Some of the exercises for movement in basic stance

Some of the exercises for movement in basic stance   These drills have small elements of vestibular training, very useful for spatial awareness of every goalkeeper. These drills are just few suggestions for warm up through movement in basic stance which you can use in your training. For theoretical article about the topic Movement in…

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Visual and vestibular training with handball goalkeepers

If you understand how balance is created in the body you will know that there are three primary systems involved in keeping you upright: visual system vestibular system proprioceptive system   This video is about the first two!     Great visual skills are a prerequisite for high performance. Simple as that. The ability to…

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Low saves combo drill

Low saves combo drill One more combo drill from Vanjo’s “kitchen”! 🙂 This is very demanding combo drill with focus on reactions on low shots combined with vestibular system activation, reactions on audio and visual stimuli and speed of visual perception. Note: do not perform this combo drill with your goalkeepers if they are not…

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Advanced Ladder Drills

Advanced Ladder Drills Here you can find some of the more advanced drills on the ladders. Doing all the time the same, ordinary drills will not be as beneficial as including always some different drills with more demanding tasks.  

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Wing shots saves – some of the steps in progression

Wing shots saves – some of the steps in progression   You can see in this video some of the steps in progression of wing shots saves. These are just some of the ideas and suggestions of exercises and steps of progressions that I am using sometimes in my work with goalkeepers. There are so…

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Goalkeeper training for 10 years old players

Goalkeeper training for 10 years old players   What an AMAZING INITIATIVE this was from Drumsö Idrottskamrater Dicken R.F. to organize goalkeeper session for the whole team, for ’06 born players!   Of course it’s too early for specialization in training for 10 years old players, but then it’s a great idea to get the…

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Internet goalkeeper coaching

Internet goalkeeper coaching   When working with young goalkeepers, it’s the most essential that you teach them proper basic goalkeeper technique.   This sentence is my coaching “mantra”, and I repeated it already thousands of times in every my lecture and training, but I just can’t get over seeing online so many bad things about…

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Combo warm up drill

Combo warm up drill This is one more of my combo warm up drills. This is a complicated exercise, and don’t do it with your young goalkeepers if they can’t first perform properly all separated elements of this advanced drill! As always: the point is not to make very complicated combo drill if your goalkeepers…

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Combo of high, middle and low save reactions

Combo of high, middle and low save reactions This is one of my combo drills that I love to use in my work with goalkeepers that are skilled enough to make properly all the movements separately. This is very complex and demanding goalkeeper combo exercise in terms of performing proper handball goalkeeper technique. This drill…

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Common overuse injuries in young athletes

As coaches who work with young athletes-we are carrying great responsibility! Not knowing how we are influencing the health of our young athletes is just not good enough excuse!   So what are the overuse injuries? The overuse injuries occur gradually over time, when certain athletic activity is repeated so often that the areas of…

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Saves of middle shots from 6m

Saves of middle shots from 6m “X jump” save reaction One of the ways to save middle shots from 6m is “X jump”. This save is one of a bit more complicated elements of goalkeeper technique. It can be also explained as a “split in the air”. Goalkeeper “X jump” save is timely entry into…

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Leg tapping

Leg tapping One of the versions of leg tapping for handball goalkeepers. Very good exercise for hip mobility, rhythm and for external rotation of the hip in knee lift up movement.  

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Eye-hand coordination

Eye-hand coordination     What is the eye-hand coordination? Eye-hand coordination refers to how quickly and accurately an athlete’s muscles and hands react to the input of visual messages gathered by the eyes. It is the coordinated control of eye movement with hand movement, and the processing of visual input to guide reaching and grasping…

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