4. VIEW PROFESSIONAL GOALKEEPERS
When looking at some YouTube compilations, you need to play a more active role in learning where to position yourself in a game. We recommend that you go to games where you can study the goalkeepers for the 90 minutes. Unfortunately, on TV the goalkeepers are only in the picture for a short time.
When you start following a goalkeeper, you will see that the goalkeeper is far beyond 16 metres when his/her team is on the attack Ready to act as the last defender for a passing ball Normally, it will return to his/her goal line when the other team tries to set up an attack (to prevent it from being walked on)
In other circumstances, the goalkeeper will keep his position when they feel their defenders are the beat of the striker. On the other hand, they will take a few steps forward in preparation for a 1v1 attack when they feel that the last defender will be eliminated.
These are just a few examples. There is a series of decisions that goalkeepers make with their positioning throughout the game. So try to watch some games at a good level – even semi-professional. Observe what the goalkeepers are doing, and take these positions to your own games.
5. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
Many reflexes are attributed to the alertness of a goalkeeper.
Take, for example, a penalty save. Prior to making their rescue, goalkeepers stand upright, arms out, on their toes, and are ready to make a quick move. If the ball is still in play after the save, the aftermath of the rebound requires as much alertness as the original save itself! The goalkeeper must react very quickly to bring the ball to safety.
But alertness is not easy to learn. So I suggest you at least make some adjustments to your habits before and during matches:
Avoid large training sessions the day before a race. It can make you feel pretty slow in races when your legs are tired..
Go to sleep on time. Without enough rest, you have to work harder to keep yourself focused during the race. For goalkeepers, fatigue can lead to goals being scored
Eat a light meal before the matches. You have to go into the game with some extra energy, without feeling bloated.
Stay on your toes throughout the game (especially when the opponent is heading towards your goal and may even shoot at goal unexpectedly). Be ready to act at any time by standing in the right position.
Stay warm during the matches. Maintain your heart rate by jumping up and down and moving your arms when you are not involved in the game.
6. OVERLAPPING SPORTS OR EXERCISES