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World Cup 2018: Who makes the cut? – A guest article by Luke Morenas-Jones

The following article I read last week and thought it was an excellent read. Luke Morenas-Jones has given us permission to repost his article which comes from his Goalkeeping blog, www.goalkeepingcentral.wordpress.com Many thanks Luke. It’s been something of a tough time for England’s goalkeepers this season. I’m not convinced any of the currently capped keepers

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GKHQ Media Intern, James Doig gets a position with NY Red Bulls

Back in February 2017, James Doig who was studying Media at Quinnipiac became our intern. Upon taking up the position, he recognized that the glove part of the business had the greatest potential for growth and he went about creating the website www.L1Goalkeeper.com. James, for the last year, has continued to market the L1 Goalkeeper

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Implications of the US Soccer Player Development Initiatives for Goalkeepers

Back on the 1st of August 2017, the following article came out from US Soccer: “Five things to know about U.S. Soccer Player Development Initiatives” I have been meaning to share this article but did not get around to it. Now that the spring season is around the corner, I thought I would dig into the article to

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The road to becoming an “All American”

The recent Philadelphia Soccer Coaches Convention was a great learning tool, but also one to celebrate achievements. For one young man, whom I have had the pleasure of working with, it was an opportunity to pick up his recognition of becoming an “All-American” player. The United Soccer Coaches ( Previously the NSCAA ) announced in

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Goalkeeping take-aways from the Philadelphia soccer coaches convention

I attended the United Soccer Coaches Soccer convention in Philadelphia earlier on in the year. It was the first time I had been in six years and was excited to see sold old work colleagues but also to really educate myself on the latest goalkeeping trends. Here are the field sessions or classroom sessions I

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Following a college GK coach on a recruiting trip

In this video, originally used for our Mentor program, we follow Yale women’s goalkeeper coach, Marty Walker as he recruits players from Surf Cup in San Diego.   Takeaways from the video include: Marty looks at Goalkeepers two years ahead of the recruitment year Coaches have many players and games to watch – They are

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Goalkeeper’s taking penalties

The Charity shield often shows goalkeepers taking penalties if the game ends in a draw. Today saw Courtois miss his to hand Arsenal the first silverware of the season ( Albeit a glorified friendly )  Here are a few goalkeepers scoring penalties – As you can see Courtois is no stranger to taking a good

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How to improve consistency of performance as a goalkeeper.

The new season provides for many the opportunity to reflect, refuel, reengage, restructure and refocus for future performance growth. Achievements and failures are in the past – new journeys, opportunities, obstacles, and challenges lie ahead. The best athletes and coaches prepare effectively for all these challenges. The Mind is the Athlete Every sporting decision we

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The Goalkeeper as the Quarterback of the team!

I have spoken to many of the Goalkeeper HQ community about the importance of the goalkeeper being comfortable with their feet. Those that have read my coaching philosophy and expectations know that despite there being so many topics to cover as a goalkeeper, distribution in some shape or form will be covered in my sessions.

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Dealing with pre-game nerves

This article has been taken from a recent newsletter from Goalkeeper HQ partner and Yale assistant coach, Marty Walker, who delivers weekly articles on sports psychology. You can sign up for his newsletter here.  Check out his web site, http://train-your-mind.com e-mail him at martywalker@train-your-mind.com Pre Game Nerves!!!!! How do they make athletes feel? Do they get excited about the

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