Continual Development of Goalkeepers: Social Development

Social Development is very important for the development of the keeper, not just for a match of football, but also in outside of football and the Academy as it can also be important for Psychological Development as it can build confidence.

Social Development incorporates:

  • Communication Skills – Communicating with the team, Shouting instructions and communicating to coaches (and parents);
  • Listening and Understanding – listening to and understanding of instructions (coach-ability);
  • Team work – Integrating and working with the team and those around them (this also helps in the development of friendships); and
  • Health and Wellbeing – including happiness and enjoyment of the game and goal keeping [can be combined with Physical Development]

A goalkeeper with great social skills is a better one as they are more involved and happier!


Posted on Wed 29 February 2012, in Goalkeeper Coaching, Goalkeepers, Social Development, Worcester Goalkeeper Academy and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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