Quick feet get Goalkeepers out of trouble

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Footwork & coordination

Quick feet get Goalkeepers out of trouble

Although we use our hands, it is our feet that get us out of trouble. As goalkeepers we should have the quickest feet of all. One of my best goalkeepers was actually a dancer.

We are looking to lead with the nearest foot and not to cross legs when gliding or shuffling across.

Only when the ball gets played to the “3 Goal” area – or weak side, should the goalkeeper contemplate crossing legs in a running movement, as this is the fastest way to cover a longer distance.

Ensure you adjust your body as you are about to make the save otherwise a “swimming pool dive” will be inevitable. To create a good “Second Barrier” your shoulders should be facing the opponent.

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