Category Archives: mental aspect

“Ye Olde Bricke Wall”: still a Goalkeeper’s best training tool?

“The point of training is to increase the speed at which one can be precise” – Cesar Menotti, Coach of the Argentina National Team that won the 1978 World Cup. After the spring season, I invariable get questions from parents … Continue reading

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Penalty Kicks: Is guessing a sucker’s bet?

“I think of them [penalty kicks] as no-lose situations for a goalkeeper. All the pressure is on the field player, who is supposed to score”. – Brad Friedel (Liverpool, Blackburn, Aston Villa, Tottenham and US MNT GK) So much has been … Continue reading

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Building Confidence in young Goalkeepers

Building confidence in young Goalkeepers. “To risk life and limb and subject oneself to the ridicule that follows in hot pursuit of any silly error demands a special sort of courage and confidence” – Bob Wilson, (Arsenal Goalkeeper 1963-1974). The … Continue reading

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