This is our second post about Psychology applied to football goalkeeping and today we will learn about the story of Carlos, a goalkeeping coach who is very interested in the psychological aspect of training. We will show you a study case in order to provide insights and ideas.
If you are a goalkeeping coach, you will have had to face and deal with the substitution of one of your goalkeepers time and again, for sure. On many occasions, either because lack of knowledge or because fear to deal with the situation, goalkeeping coaches do not have the tools needed to face this problem. For this reason, we bring you this psychological intervention as a study case by Fran Herruzo, our psychologist.
Motivation is a very common word in our daily language and goalkeeper communication. But, have you ever thought about its meaning? Or how can you develop it by using different strategies? Here are some guidelines and tools that have a positive impact on the goalkeepers and team motivation.
Football evolves and moves match day to match day at a dizzying pace for us, the goalkeeping coaches. We finish our competition today and the following seven or six days until the next match go by in a blink of an eye. However, for those who do not play, time may not go by so fast. For the substitute goalkeeper, just as much as to any other field player, substitution is hard to accept. Fear, insecurities, the thirst… The feelings and emotions come into play, but: how does a goalkeeping coach handle it?
We live together with our goalkeepers everyday and we have the chance to create strong bonds to boost our work/coaching method or model. But, do we know how to do it? In this post, we talk about communication and how to use it to create a proper training atmosphere.
Goalkeeper coach has a huge power of clout when he talks with his goalkeepers. That is why in this article we bring you some tools to know how to ask them and how to give them pause from the knowledge of the game.
All throughout our goalkeepers careers or goalkeeper coaches we have had “depressions”. How we face them and the importance of learning to relativize to adapt to them is what makes the difference.
Buffon is and has been a clear example of self-improvement. After the elimination of Italy for the Russian World Cup 2018, there is an image that will remain in our retinas. Concretely the above picture. In this article we will discuss how difficult it is to do the right thing at all times and not always the result to get will be positive. What emotions we have to overcome facing these adversities and how to overcome these setbacks. An article that we can perfectly extrapolate to our career as a goalkeeper coach.
Today, the goalkeepers coach is an active part of the coaching staff. One of the values that he/she has to handle perfectly is the “empathy”. A feature that has to manage in all goalkeepers trainings, being able to keep it throughout the season.
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