This is a one-hour session combining technical, tactical,
mental, and physical aspects of goalkeeper training. For information about rates and scheduling private training email Jeff Tackett our Director of Coaches. Use contact page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a 40-minute speed, coordination, endurance, and
strengthening session. Data will be kept
and Agility tests will take place on the last session. For information about rates and scheduling private training email Jeff Tackett our Director of Coaches.
Use contact page or email email@example.com
PROPER PRACTICE PREVENTS POOR PERFORMANCE
Today's topic is Proper PRACTICE Prevents Poor Performance. I see so many keepers not concentrate during training sessions and maybe make a save but not worry about doing it right every time. To use another cliché, remember that practice does not make perfect but rather, practice makes permanent. Keepers who make lazy kick saves in training will make that same lame attempt in a game because that is what you are conditioning yourself to do. Any keepers who have trained with me know that I start every training session the same way with an emphasis on the fundamentals. Some have commented how boring this is but then they should look at it from my perspective: I have seen those same drills every training session I have run for 15 years plus, the time I actually spent training as a keeper. The only reason I don't change is that it WORKS! Remember, we train for perfection. If we get scored on, we lose.
GOALKEEPERS AND EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION
Key to any successful soccer team is effective communication. The sophistication and amount of communication will vary depending on age and skill level. In today’s modern game the goalkeeper is the lead communicator on the field. Expectations are that a goalkeeper is not only a shot stopper but also the last line of defense, first attacker, and demonstrates game maturity with decision-making, organizing, and communicating. That is a heavy burden at any age and ability level. Goalkeepers and field players are unable to communicate because of their game inexperience and the pace at which the game changes. As coaches it is our job to help keepers read the game and respond to the changes going on in front of them....CLICK HERE to read more