Soccer coaching tips to keep your goalie alert
Your goalie is the one player who can save the team when all else fails, so it's worth ensuring his skills are noticed and he receives due praise for every save he makes. But it's also important that he's always on the alert. Use the following soccer coaching tips to encourage this.
What to tell your goalkeeper
- To constantly adjust his position in relation to the sideways
or backwards/forwards movement of the ball.
- Be towards the midline of a triangle formed by lines joining
the position of the ball and the two goals.
- Once in line, to plant their feet and be balanced when the
attacker is in possession and in a position to shoot.
- To get on his feet quickly again after saving the shot and be ready for the next one.
Alex Welsh is goalkeeping coach with Arsenal FC and coach educator for the English FA. For details of his best-selling goalkeeping DVD containing more than 160 soccer drills and practices click here
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