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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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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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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