Hey guys, welcome to my fifth skills session. I hope you are finding them useful. This session is really about your attitude to goal keeping more than anything else. It is a piece of advice that, if followed, will improve your goal keeping out of sight.
Very simply – ‘Go for everything!’
This means in training and in games. It’s about doing everything you can to save or go for every shot. As a goal keeper you simply can’t afford to be letting a single ball go by, hoping it will miss. You can never know when a striker may come diving in to tap that ball in on the post. That’s their job also – to never let an opportunity slip by!
The other reason this is an important attitude to adopt is that sometimes you will surprise yourself and pull off saves you thought you couldn’t. My video below is an example of this. I thought I was completely out of the play but by running and diving anyway I managed to get lucky and pull off a save.
So start focusing on saving every shot during training. If you find yourself letting balls go then step out of the goal, take a moment to re-focus then jump back in and ‘go for everything’.
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