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Goalkeeper Fundamentals

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Julio Cesar of Inter Milan
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Let's try to learn how to become the best goalkeeper we can possible be.

How do we go about doing that? Well, as a goalkeeper, you've got to master the fundamentals of the position. Some people say to play goalkeeper you've got to be a little crazy, since you're constantly putting yourself in dangerous positions, whether that's stopping a one on one or coming out to win a cross.

But the key to playing keeper is to read the game and limit the number of times you have to make dangerous saves. As a keeper you want to get to the ball before anyone else, and that means reading the game and positioning yourself properly. Let's take a look at some of the fundamentals of playing keeper and some drills to make you a better keeper overall.

  1. Ball familiarity – juggle the ball with your hands, forearms, writs, and then fists up in the air.
  2. Add goalkeeper to the possession game – work on your touch with both feet.
  3. Clearing ball - sending a long ball to the corners, picking out a player.
  4. Figure eights with the ball between your legs.
  5. Tap the ball between your feet – improve touch. Work on control and confidence with the ball.
  6. Goalie wars – place goals about 30 yards away from one another. Keepers take shots on each other.
  7. Narrow the angle – reduce target size.
  8. Treat all shots with respect.
  9. Play every moment – don’t dwell on the past or future. If you get scored on forget about it right away and make the next save.
  10. Take charge of the field.
  11. Cultivate an on field personality - smart, fearless and tough.
  12. Read the game - prevent one on ones by coming off your line and winning the ball before the player has time to get a shot off - make them get their head down.
  13. Develop communication with your defenders – tell them when they have time, praise them for good plays and instill confidence in them.
  14. Don’t neglect work on distribution skills – long throws, kicks and punts.
  15. Be organized on set pieces - every man should be marked and accounted for.
  16. Be positive.
  17. Model your game after a top goalkeeper or a group of world class keepers - copy everything they do in the games and in practice.

Check out Chelsea's Petr Cech working on his goalkeeper reaction time in this drill - using tennis balls:

 

Masters of Goalkeeping

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