Drills Keeper Footwork

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  1. fhgoalie9552

    fhgoalie9552 FHF Starter

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    I am trying to gain some more information and gain experience.
    I am writing up something about goalkeeping footwork, key points, importance and how one would teach it. kind of like a how - to. Can anyone help me add more information for what I already have?


    As I stated with a keepers stance; footwork is key to a goalkeepers performance. If a keeper has poor footwork, the rest of their skills are going to lack.
    Footwork is an essential aspect of a goalkeeper's bag of skills. A goalkeeper's footwork can prove the difference between saving the game or letting one slip into the back of the net. Good goalkeepers develop footwork early in their careers and perfect it throughout. Developing footwork cannot be rushed. It takes consistent and quality training that can't be rushed. Focus and attention to detail is key.

    Remember:
    • Staying in line with the ball
    • Keeping their hands prepared for the shot
    • Remaining in a ready position while moving
    • Maintaining that their hips and shoulders should remain square to the ball
    • Staying on the balls of their feet (front part of their feet)
    • Positioning themselves behind the ball
     
  2. biggoaly

    biggoaly FHF Newbie

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    Not moving when the shot comes so as the player is about to hit the ball, stopping and then moving to make the save?
     
  3. fhgoalie9552

    fhgoalie9552 FHF Starter

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    Yes! I will add that.
     
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  4. SteveyDGK

    SteveyDGK FHF Starter

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    Would you be willing to share anything - i'm very keen as GK training is a bit lacking here atm!
     
  5. Folmer

    Folmer FHF All Time Great

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    It's a good list. Personally I would make footwork and positioning two separate items.
    Footwork is essential to get in the right position on time while always being ready.
    Other points to works on are:
    - Small steps for small distances, large(r) steps for larger distances
    - Weight distribution while moving

    Good luck writing.
     
  6. fhgoalie9552

    fhgoalie9552 FHF Starter

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    That is a good point, thank you!
     

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