Day by day, the members of the technical staff are increasing, from the coach and his assistants to the medical staff and physiotherapists, and in recent years, game analysts, set-piece analysts, and of course, goalkeeping coaches who often play both roles: goalkeeping coach and analyst of opponents or of the team itself.
As goalkeeping coaches, do we design the best possible warm-up so that our goalkeepers enter the game 100% prepared? Do we cover all the sections that a complete warm-up requires, or do we simply carry out technical sequences so that the goalkeeper warms up? Below, we offer you a deeper reflection on the true usefulness of the warm-up and the orientation we are committed to in order to design a specific warm-up for our goalkeepers.
It is notorious the importance of facing a penalty shootout with full guarantees; that is why as goalkeeper coaches, we should reflect and ask ourselves the following questions: How do we work the penalty shootout? Can we anticipate a penalty kick? Are there common patterns among penalty takers? How can a goalkeeper manage such an amount of information?
Without reflection, there is no improvement! Autocriticism, analysis, thinking about what it is been done, explore other training standards, reviewing the competition… All these give us the chance to grow as goalkeeping coaches and we want to grow together. How about you?
We are breaking down the last clásico in the following post where both goalies were key and, in addition, they showed us a series of concepts we cannot fail to mention.
We usually keep a close eye on the Spanish La Liga as well as the EPL to breakdown goal keeping performances in each round; but for once we wanted to analyse an up and coming league, the MLS. Would you like to know what goal keeping curiosities and behavioural patterns we have found?
The Spanish Football League started last weekend and a total of 15 goals were scored. Shall we analyse those goals and give some interesting thoughts that can be useful to our daily working method?
Barakaldo CF goalkeeping coach Javi Melchor brings us a very interesting view of his coaching method and the relevance to him of how, when and where within our own methodology or working policy.
Deportivo Alavés B goalkeeping coach, Rubén Arce, brings us a very interesting reflection comparing paradigm and evolution in goalkeeper training today. He ends the reflection with one of the most valuable concepts in our last articles: the goalkeeping coach adaptation.
Penalties have been the true stars of many FIFA World Cups, Champions League, qualifying rounds… And the endless discussion is still on and on: Are penalties shootouts drilled? Can they be guessed? Are they only a matter of luck? In today’s post, we show you a thorough study of all these theories and what is the goalkeeper’s perspective.
When we watch the Champions League and the league matches, we can observe an increasingly common scenario in football. It may seem they are isolated cases, but in fact they are more frequent than we imagine. We are talking about goals that are scored through the defenders’ legs. This situation does not depend directly on the goalkeeper, but it has a great impact on him, because in many cases it prevents him from performing. This is a weapon we can use against the opponent, but we must train hard so it cannot turn against us.
We have dealt with many changes in our continuing efforts to further improve whilst football keeps on evolving. Everything has a reason to be, things are not done by inherited patterns anymore. One example is the way FC Barcelona’s goalkeepers defend the corners kicks.
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