Importance of hip mobility for handball goalkeepers

Importance of hip mobility for handball goalkeepers   As handball goalkeepers, if we want to perform on the best possible level, we must have mobile joints and limbs.   Extremely important for handball goalkeepers is actually hip mobility. We need hips with a full range of motion. To build the healthiest hips possible, they need…

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Knee injury prevention – knee position in landing after the jump

Don’t forget to pay attention on the knee position of your young goalkeeper (or handball player) while doing jumps!!!! The example in this video clearly shows incorrect knees position in landing after the jump. Knee injury prevention – knee position in landing after the jump from Handball Goalkeeper's Coaching on Vimeo.   This is very…

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Jump rope drills in handball goalkeeper training

Jump rope drills in handball goalkeeper training Handball is connected with the constant movement, change of direction, jumping, running and at the same time keeping the balance and coordination. The greatest players and goalkeepers are those who can move at lightning speed and still keep balance. As this sport requires from you constant movement, you…

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Finger injuries prevention in handball

While writing about the prevention of injuries in handball, it’s very important to mention finger injuries, since they occur relatively frequently. But, with all the focus on knee, ankle, hip, back and shoulder problems associated with handball, finger injuries often receive little or no attention at all, even though they are relatively common in our…

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Acute injuries in handball

For the prevention of injuries in handball it is essential to be familiar with some of the statistical data related to the frequency of injuries and most common causes of injuries. That’s why it is very important to present this publication about acute injuries in handball to as many coaches, players and goalkeepers as possible….

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Video analysis in handball

If you are a coach, in the truest sense of the word, then by extension you should also be an analyst. After all, a coach who isn’t analyzing performance really isn’t a coach at all. Simple as that. But how much attention as a handball coach are you really dedicating to video analysis? Does your…

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Hurdle Drills in Handball Goalkeeper Training

Hurdle Drills in Handball Goalkeeper Training   All of these hurdle drills are great hip flexor and extensor mobility, strength, coordination and general strength exercises. Strength, coordination, speed and mobility of hip muscles is very important in many elements of handball goalkeepers technique, that’s why is important to include work on hurdles during the goalkeepers training….

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Ladder Drills in Handball Goalkeeper Training

Here are different, basic ladder drills which you can implement in handball goalkeeper training. Ladder agility drills are an excellent way to improve foot speed, agility, coordination and overall quickness, which are very important parts of handball goalkeeper training. Speed and agility comprise related skills that every goalkeeper needs to develop to its fullest. Ladder…

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Role and importance of a goalkeeper in handball

  Role and importance of a goalkeeper in handball Goalkeeper is the most important player for the result effectiveness of its team. Handball rules extracted this player as separated, individual player inside of team game, and gave him/her specific technical and tactical actions that are significantly different from the actions of other players in the…

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Warming Up Game

You can use inner part of old handball ball which you planned to throw away and make interesting warming up game for your team!  🙂  You can use this game with junior players, or with senior team, it’s the same effective and fun in both cases. Rules of this game are pretty simple: players can’t bounce, hold or…

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The wing stance of handball goalkeeper

The wing stance of handball goalkeeper   The wing stance of handball goalkeeper is used as a preparatory position for the saves of shots from the wing position.   Before you start to work on wing saves with your goalkeeper, it’s important to understand that there are different ways to position and to react depending if the wing shot…

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Saves of high shots from 9m

SAVES OF HIGH SHOTS FROM 9M   Proper way to react on high shots from 9m   As always, in work with young goalkeepers, keep in mind one really important thing: proper goalkeeper technique is one thing and goalkeeper style is different thing.   After teaching your goalkeepers proper basic technique, they will be able (together…

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Saves of low shots from 9m

SAVES OF LOW SHOTS FROM 9M   There are two most common techniques for saves of 9m shots: step to the side and sliding     1. STEP TO THE SIDE Features of the step to the side technique are:     From the basic stance, goalkeeper is making step to the side where the…

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Movement in basic stance and correct positioning

  Once the goalkeeper has established good basic stance, good projection of one’s self, good dynamic stability, good balance and equal distribution of weight, it’s time to start talking about positioning and angles of the goal.   THE IMPORTANCE OF CORRECT POSITIONING It’s important that you spend enough time on this topic. Correct positioning doesn’t…

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The Basic Stance of Handball Goalkeeper

    Basic goalkeeper stance is the most optimal position of the body that allows the goalkeeper to most effectively use her/his body as a defensive area, and to react on high, middle or low shots in the fastest and most practical way.     Features of the Handball Goalkeeper Basic Stance: The arms are open…

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