Tag Archives: technique

“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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World Cup Penalty Kick Analysis

WC 2014 Penalty Kicks and the Data Analysis Arms Race. During the World Cup, my Twitter feed confirmed what everybody already knew: Goalkeepers are different. When all the “normal” people were dreading the prospect of extra-time and a shoot-out, most … Continue reading

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Lancashire Legacy

“I like to win, but above all, I want to teach universal values. Giving everything while competing with dignity is victory” – Pep Guardiola As coaches, we learn from those we work with over the years and from our experiences … Continue reading

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Accident Analysis for Goalkeepers.

Accident Analysis for Goalkeepers. Just like with goalkeepers, airplane pilots are often the first ones blamed for accidents, even when they might not be at fault. And although placing the blame like this might be easy, it does not help … 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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What makes a great Goalkeeper?

What makes a great goalkeeper? As a goalkeeper coach, there are two questions that I am almost always asked. The first one is  “what is the most important skill / attribute for a goalkeeper to have?.” This question is impossible … Continue reading

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