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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Exercises for speed of decision making

Speed of reaction is a great skill for all athletes! But speed of decision making or brain speed is even more valuable! It’s not only important to react fast, it’s important to be able to FAST decide what to do about the incoming visual stimuli and then to perform the output – movement!   Many…

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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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Combo for saves of high shots from 9m

Combo for saves of high shots from 9m     This is just one of the combo drills I like to use with young goalkeepers while working on last details of movement for saves of high shots from 9m. This combo drill can be performed without or with shots. As always – first you want…

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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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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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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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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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