Goalkeeping Tips and Hints

Watching the Reggae Girlz prepare for the WWC 2019

In January, Coach Marty and I were lucky enough to be invited to Jamaica to watch the Jamaican Women’s Soccer team, the “Reggae Girlz”,  prepare for their first ever World Cup which is taking place in France in June this year ( 2019 ). We got to meet the goalkeeper coach and the goalkeepers during

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Title take aways from Chicago

Take away notes from the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Chicago

I attended the United Soccer Coaches Soccer convention in Chicago last week. It is always good to catch up with some old work colleagues but also to really educate myself on the latest goalkeeping trends. Here are the goalkeeping notes from the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Chicago. Here are the field sessions or classroom

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The Draw for the Women’s World Cup 2019

Taken from Bleacherreport.com Tournament hosts France will open the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup against South Korea on June 7 after the group-stage bracket for next summer’s competition was announced at La Seine Musicale, Paris, on Saturday. They’ll be paired up with Norway and Nigera as well to form Group A, where Les Bleues can have high hopes

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What we can learn from that bizarre goal against Pickford

Being the Goalkeeping Director for Everton FC’s USA affiliate, Everton America, I take a keen interest on the actions of first team goalkeeper, Jordan Pickford’s performances.  Pickford’s rise to the being first choice for the England team has been a great inspiration for goalkeepers, especially those that are not blessed with multiple inches over 6ft.

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The goalkeeper as the first line of attack

After watching England play Spain in the new UEFA Nations League game in which Jordan Pickford helped to create two goals with his great distribution, I thought I would highlight how the goalkeeper is not only the last line of defense, but also the first line of attack. Video 1 – England’s first goal v

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The Full Lowdown on the Goalkeeper’s Warm-Up

As a goalkeeper, you need to prepare both your mind and body before a game. You have to be confident that you are in the best possible shape to play.  The goalkeeper’s warm-up should be different from that of an outfield player and should ideally consist of four elements. Psychological The first and most important

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The Benefits of Outfield Training and Playing for Goalkeepers

Inspired by a question on the Goalkeeper HQ closed facebook group and something that is occuring more so in youth soccer. The goalkeeper playing out on field when not in goal.   Here is the question that was posted; “What do you do when your child has been a keeper since they were 9 years old

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The Threat Of Not Being The Number 1 Goalkeeper

The Goalkeeper HQ community is proving it’s worth with the website and social media platforms acting as a great resource. We recently got a great question which I wanted to share with everyone. “What do you do when your child has been a keeper since they were 9 years old and you get a new

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Forget VAR – I’m watching the World Cup using VR!

Wow… I just watched a very resilient home nation win on penalties against Spain in what has been another amazing chapter in this great World Cup. I have been lucky enough to capture so many of the games in different viewing scenarios, but I have found a game changer in regards to viewing the game. 

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Goalkeepers should be aware that you could get sent off trying to save a penalty

In the recent U17 UEFA European Championship International game between Ireland and the Netherlands, we saw an unfortunate event in which the Ireland goalkeeper got sent off after saving a penalty.  I previously wrote a popular post on penalty saving methods in the past and been thanked multiple times for its help. I will link

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