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Soccer goalkeeper training drills for youth and advanced keepers. Learn about goal kicks, catching, footwork, angles, how to dive, be the best on crosses, leadership and mentally prepare for games and more. Soccer goalie training videos by keeperstop goalkeeper clinics and the best coaches from around the world.
Coach Gaspar is been a part of 4 World Cup qualification campaign with South Africa, Portugal and 2 with the Iranian National team. He was the assistant coach with Benfica, Porto, and Sporting. Dan is a featured clinician with United Soccer Coaches ( NSCAA) and has been a staff coach for the US youth national teams during tournaments and camps. We sit down with Dan to find out what it takes to become a Pro!
A personal conversation with World Cup Goalkeeper Coach Dan Gaspar and Founder of Star Goalkeeper Academy. Where are we with goalkeeping around the world? What do goalkeeper coaches need to focus on technically to produce the best goalkeeper? Coach Gaspar has some concerns with the lost of art of catching. We are producing soccer goalies that are blockers and deflectors; essentially WALLS. We need to refocus our efforts back to the basics.
Goalkeeper breakaway saves and 1 on 1 situations. When to attack the ball to win it or when to reduce the angle, be patient, and block the shot. Training drills to build coordination, decision making, and bravery.
When a goalkeeper utilizes an inside step to make a save from a closer shot it increases a goalkeepers quickness, range, and power . Bigger steps outside shoulder width can be problematic for quicker reaction saves from shots 14 yards or closer since they are bigger movements and take more time. The inside step for low diving is another technique to master to load and react quicker with the most power possible from cutbacks or headers. Watch the pros dive during closer range shots.
Goalkeepers and coaches overlook the importance of a goalkeepers' starting ready position during drills and technical goalkeeper training. Most goals are scored inside the penalty area. There is less time to react based on the speed and location of shots. A wider ready stance beyond shoulder width loads the body for a quick reaction. Having the goalkeepers feet beyond shoulder width encourages a variety of saving techniques including the inside step to dive quicker with power for closer reaction saves.
Here are some tips on how a soccer goalie can perform their best during preseason, earn the respect of the coach, trust of the team, and hopefully the #1 starting goalkeeper jersey. Summer goalkeeper training: Prior Preparation Prepares Players For Peak Performance. Goalkeepers can practice positivity and imagery to train the mind. Earn the respect and confidence of the goalkeeper core, teammates, and coaches by leading by example and focusing on the well being of the team.
Goalkeepers need proper equipment to train hard and smart.
Periodization in goalkeeper training is the planning of training for performance, development, and injury resistance. It is the systematic approach that the goalkeeper coach holistically develops the athlete. Development that goes beyond the technical and tactical considerations. This becomes very important as the youth goalkeeper starts to grow.
The most important characteristic to Coach Yaxley when scouting female college goalkeepers for the next level or evaluating the Orlando Pride goalkeepers is making the correct decision and employing the correct technique. The personality of the starting goalkeeper must be confident. Believe in themselves.