Why does the goalkeeper get out of position? What causes the loss of positional play? Is it the teammates, the opponents, the playing fields? Every day we try to answer these questions that disturb us so much and cause an infinite number of errors in our goalkeepers. We analyse matches, training sessions, we generate clips so that the goalkeeper can observe himself and we still can’t find the solution. Next, we will talk about the number one reason that drags the goalkeeper out of the ideal position to intervene and causes all these problems: the ball.
The 50/50 ball in extremis inside the box with no clear advantage for any player is a very common situation in competition and, at the same time, difficult for the goalkeeper to solve. In general, goalkeepers are very good at diving and sliding to catch a low or medium ball, even from a long way out. But then, what is the problem, why do goalkeepers fail in this type of situation week after week, is it a technical, tactical, psychological, physical cause?
Direct play through long passes to the back of the defence taking advantage of high blocks, increasingly fashionable in modern football, has led to new demands being placed on goalkeepers. Intercepting or not intercepting balls into space and, above all, how to reference when it is necessary to move back, are key to successfully resolving these actions by the opposition. In this article we summarise what we consider to be the most important items to be taken into account by our goalkeepers in order to achieve success.
When competing, there is no doubt about this: 50-50 ball situations, outside or inside the goal box, are one of the most common scenarios a goalkeeper must deal with during a match. That said, we must think about it as goalkeeping coaches and ask some questions. How do we train 50-50 balls situations? Does our guidance help the goalies to better read and make decisions when facing these situations? Do we need the same technical-tactical skill with a 50-50 ball inside/outside the goal box?
If you want to learn, you must look beyond the final result! The process or the way to get to that action is as important or even more important that everything else. As an example, we show you this action to break it down in a very practical way: the back passing pattern.
We love analysing the different goalkeepers’ tactical behaviours and shape them in our posts to think and learn from each other. This time we talk about Coleing, the Gibraltarian goalkeeper that has turned out to be a whole new world, full of tactical concepts worthy of a great but unknown goalie.
We have already talked about the importance of proper body position in modern football in many articles and how it improves not only technical but tactical aspects. Let us give you as an example one of the last matches of the Mexican League. We will breakdown this action that actually had a great impact on both goals.
Today’s post is meant to be a short simple article to make us think and keep growing to become better day by day.
Despite the simplicity and the logic of some actions, there are lots of tactical plays that the goalkeeper must improve. For instance, the one we talk about in this article: goalkeepers that lose sight of the near post when facing lateral or angled shots. Why do you think this happens?
Ter Stegen is back after his patella tendon injury and once again he has proven himself as one of the best goalies in the world. But have you ever thought about his tactical behaviour when making decisions?
In the next article we are analysing Emerson’s performance against Lyon in Champions League quarterfinals and at the same time we will give some thought to a very trendy topic for goalkeeping coaches today: the attacking play!
In this article we are analysing different edited videos to study a series of tactics based on the logic of the game. But sometimes, due to the fast pace of football today, goalkeepers generally focus their attention and vision on the ball carrier exclusively. Are there other game stimuli to help us better interpret the game?
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