Hip flexion and rotation in faster pace

Here is one of the ideas / ways how to work on hip flexion and rotation in faster pace, as preparatory or main reaction for middle shots from 6m. You can use it also as a part of the goalkeeper warm up, after first making some slower hip flexion and rotation exercises!

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Step forward in saves of 6m line player shots

In this video, you can see two options of one of the exercises that you can do for practicing first step forward in saves of line player shots from 6m. Both options can also be used as an additional footwork in the warm up, it depends what you want to work on in your training.The…

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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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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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Speed of decision making

Speed of decision making – I have tried to make simple illustration about 3 main steps that happen while the brain is processing visual input.     EVERYTHING that a handball goalkeeper will do in the goal depends on and starts with visual input! In general, visual input overrides everything else! In my world, it’s…

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Few tips for the wing saves

Few tips for the wing saves   How to close or open desired angle in the goal for a wing shot? You will be successful in the goal saving wing shots as much as big understanding of positioning and wing shooting angles you have! Here are few tips you should keep in mind when working…

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High save reaction from kneeling squat jump

High save reaction from kneeling squat jump   This is one of the more advanced exercises in progression when working on high save reactions, with a greater focus on leg muscles power. Please take care that your goalkeeper is able to perform properly kneeling squat jump first, and then you can proceed to doing the…

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X-jump save for the 6 meters shots

X-jump save for the 6 meters shots       This is one of the exercises for goalkeeper “x-jump” progression on springboard. “X-jump” is one of the elements in goalkeeper technique for saves of shots from 6 meter line.   The benefit of using springboard while teaching or practicing the “x-jump” is a bit longer…

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Handball Goalkeeper Camps in Finland

Handball Goalkeeper Camps in Finland   In January 2017 we have started an initiative and we organized series of goalkeeper camps in Kisakallio, Finland. The main idea was to offer an environment in which all the goalkeepers can learn, understand, develop and improve.   Our goalkeeper camps in Kisakallio, Finland are extremely unique and designed…

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High and low saves with medicine ball

High and low saves with medicine ball     In this video you can see two exercises with medicine ball that can be used in handball goalkeeper training during the pre-season or during the competing part of the season in the beginning of micro cycle. Handball goalkeepers have to perform a lot of quick movements…

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Shooting combo for saves of high and low shots

Shooting combo for saves of high and low shots   This is the result when players and head coach need the whole court and I have only small corner behind the goal to work with goalkeepers. In this video you can see a combo for saves of high and low shots from 9m, shots in…

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Long pass after fast low reactions

Long pass after fast low reactions Here is one little combo with fast getting up and then reacting on few fast, short low passes. After these few low save reactions goalkeeper is getting the last pass somewhere in the 6 meters, he picks it up and throws long pass. The long pass can be aimed…

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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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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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