Being a Goalkeeper

You can have an average team with a good goalkeeper and that team will be a competitive team.

You can have an average goalkeeper on a good team and that team becomes very average. The role of the goalkeeper is key to the success and the failure of the team.

The goalkeeper is as an important player as a baseball pitcher in baseball, a quarterback to an American football team or a big centre to a basketball team. However, although the goalkeeper is unique and requires specialised training methods, the goalkeeper is not more important than anyone else on the team. The goalkeeper is a team member and needs to be incorporated in the overall team preparations. The goalkeeper is the eyes of the defence and should be the commander and chief of the defensive back four. They should have a gladiator like mentality, the gladiator is extremely focused as they prepare for battle, they have their routine and rituals, for instance, how they dress, how they prepare their moves so that when they make their decisions its with conviction and absolutely no doubts!

The goalkeepers personality and physical presence can dominate his or her goal area like a gladiator, it is their domain and every time they play,  that is their area! Opposition players should feel the pressure of the goalkeeper through their actions and verbal commands. They do their very best to prevent conceding goals and initiate attacks from the back as its not enough to just be there to make saves!! They have to keep possession of the ball with quality distribution for their teammates and their position allows them to lead the team with verbal and physical communication.

If you feel you have what it takes to be a goalkeeper then at Just 4 Keepers we can help you develop and train so that you can be the best goalkeeper you can be.

At our weekly classes we help teach the basics and fundamentals of goalkeeping as well as advanced goalkeeper techniques so that when you play in matches you can be confident that you will be prepared.

For your FREE session please call Andy on 01903 410042 or 07985467173 or you can email J4KSussex@gmail.com