Shooting exercise for double save of 6m line shots

An exercise for double save reaction of different height shots from 6m line.Prior to shooting, a goalkeeper does 180 jump turn, for the purpose of additional activation of vestibulo-ocular system. For additional challenge and progression of this combo, there are countless possible options prior or post shooting part of the exercise.

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Dynamic leg swings

Few versions of dynamic leg swings that can be used after goalkeepers are properly warmed up and prepared for dynamic movements such as these.

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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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Fun warm up game

 “1, 3, 5, BALL”! You can be as creative as you want with this game! Assign certain numbers (colors, countries, names, etc) to body parts which you want goalkeepers (or players) to touch with their both hands after you say it out loud. Once you say a “ball”, they should fast grab the ball….

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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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180 degree jump turn and side step low save reaction

180 degree jump turn and side step low save reaction   Clean and proper technique should ALWAYS BE NR 1 PRIORITY when working with young goalkeepers! Here are some of my Danish “ninjas” in action from our camp in the beginning of June.       In this video you can see 180 degree jump…

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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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Visual system training

    The main sensory system for taking in information from the outside world is the visual system, be it in sport or overall in life!     As I have already written about, the three main steps that happen while the brain is processing visual input are: Receiving visual input – every time when 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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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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Saves of low shots from 9m

SAVES OF LOW SHOTS FROM 9M   There are two most common techniques for saves of shots from 9 meters: 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 shot…

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