To start, you must watch this amazing save by Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei in the MLS Cup final. In just about ever game a keeper has to make at least one big save if their team is going to win the game.
Many times, for goalkeepers to make big saves, they just have to be ready. That might sound simple and silly, but the key to being a great goalkeeper is being in the right position and being ready to make a save.
If you're a goalkeeper who is rushing off the line too early or not reading the play, then you can never make that big save since you're out of position. And the key to being ready and in the right position is footwork - if you're not on your toes and ready to move laterally, then you can't make the big save.
See more amazing keeper saves in the videos below:
How to read your game better
How to work on your core muscles
How the gunslinger position will make you a better goalkeeper
The proper way to receive a ground balls and balls above the waist
Safer hands – the proper way to secure the ball
How to condition yourself to move forward and attack the ball
How to develop all around vision and game awareness
Faster footwork – How to develop the ability to move backwards quickly
How to adjust to shots from any angle (good footwork)
How to develop confidence diving at feet
How to stay focused under pressure
Come off your line with greater confidence