Goalkeeping Tips and Hints

Goalscoring Goalies: Penalties edition

Inspired by the fact that in recent game, the goalkeeper scored from the penalty spot not once, not twice, but three times. I thought I would showcase some great goals scored from the penalty spot by goalkeepers. Having scored from a penalty and be scored on from the spot by a goalkeeper, I have experienced

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The mistake of a goalkeeper playing on whilst injured

As goalkeepers, we all looked on in horror as we watched not one but two goalkeeping howlers by Liverpool’s Karius in the Champions League Final. If you didn’t see them, I firstly have to question where have you been? Secondly, here is the video below I’m not going to desect the errors here, but the inspiration

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Keeping track of goals and habits

I find that by keeping track of goals and habits to achieve throughout the year, you are less likely to fail and then give up. An example would be;  “Run 100 miles by April 18th” ( 100 days from January 1st ), Rather than “Run a mile a day”. This way, if you miss a

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Don’t abuse the leniency of “The 6 second rule”

So after what was meant to be a quick comment on the November incident in which Liverpool Goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet got penalized for holding on to the ball too long in what is known as “The six second rule” – I have found myself full of information about changes to the rules in the goalkeeper’s

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The goalkeeper possession changes and rules

Upon investigating when the “Six second rule” came into play, I came across this article on the FIFA web site¬†which lists the rule changes that goalkeepers went through prior to the six second rule that we see today. The rule that recently Simon Mignolet got pulled up on which resulted in a goal from the

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The importance of learning from mistakes

The cup games often give an opportunity for coaches to play the reserve goalkeeper. I have, in the past,  written about the importance of working hard to get back on the team and cup games are often the perfect opportunity to prove your worth. The FA Cup 3rd round had Liverpool reserve goalkeeper, Adam Bogdan

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College Coaches Consider Parents When Selecting Recruits

My trip to San Diego to help Yale, GK coach Marty Walker identify & recruit college players opened my eyes to how young players are getting looked at. Colleges are identifying players graduating in 2018! Take a look at what you should be doing at different levels at school. Interesting also to note that not

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AC Milan hand debut to 16-year old goalkeeper

Teenager Gianluigi Donnarumma recently became the youngest goalkeeper to play in Italy’s Serie A League. Beating out Buffon’s previous youngest debut at 17. Born Feb 25th 1999, Gianluigi is just 16. See the video below of all the action he had in the game. Much of which involves distribution. Notice also how all his handling

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Indoor soccer goalkeeping observations

Here are some thoughts from 9 years ago when I had been playing indoor soccer and wanted to give some tips to the goalkeepers I was coaching at the time. Indoor tips Having moved to the East Coast last November, I have been intrigued by the popularity of the indoor game and only having played

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Parents dealing with a goalkeeper’s disappointment

My last article on dealing with disappointment was aimed at the goalkeepers themselves, but here is a post specifically for parents on helping their son or daughter deal with disappointment. The disappointment may be a little broader than just the result, which is what I focused on during the last article. Firstly I would like

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