Handball Goalkeeper Technique Training
There are a several important things that every coach needs to understand and consider when working on proper handball goalkeeper technique training with young goalkeepers.
I discuss in great detail about all those important things in my self-paced Level 1 and Level 2 video courses with many coaches from all over the world. But I want to point out in this post one really important detail!
I am very interested and most invested in motor learning and skill development in work with young goalkeepers. Skill training in sport overall focuses on proper technique of the skill and on different ways of applying the skill in competition.
To read more about skill training in sports, and skill training in handball, please check out this article.
What is Often Overlooked by Coaches in Handball Goalkeeping?
One of the crucial things that we (coaches) shouldn’t do in work with young goalkeepers is that the logic of movement, efficiency, positioning, or any other physical aspect of the senior level goalkeeper performance can’t and shouldn’t be applied or expected in work with young goalkeepers.
We can’t observe the movement of the senior level goalkeeper, and apply the same idea when we are working with goalkeepers who are beginners. That should be a very logical and clear conclusion, but I keep seeing it happening all over in work of some other coaches.
This is the message that I am trying to spread as much as I can through my work with other coaches.
What Do We Need To Pay Attention To In Handball Goalkeeper Technique Training?
In this video, you can see a proper movement for saves of low shots and a few important points when it comes to that movement.
But the fact that the movement for saves of low shots looks just like it’s shown in this video doesn’t mean that all young goalkeepers should be able to make the exact deep side step for that movement. This movement is going to be challenging for majority of young goalkeepers, mostly due to the lack of hip flexor mobility, but also because of a few other factors.
How To Work On a Proper Handball Goalkeeper Technique Training?
In my Level 1 video course, I have explained all details connected to the side step save reaction for saves of low shots. One of the mentioned things is that not every goalkeeper will be able (nor need to) make equally deep side step – especially young goalkeepers won’t be able to do that because they will lack the hip mobility and overall leg and hip muscles flexibility to perform a deep side step.
If you would like to find out more about what are the variations of the side step for saves of low shots, how you can teach and coach this (and all other basic save movements) for saves of shots from 9 meters, you can join my Self-Paced Level 1 Video Course and work on it in your own time and pace.
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