Goalkeeper Development Poll

A number of blog posts on this blog and the coaching techniques used at the Worcester Goalkeeper Academy, focus on Goalkeeper Development, however even though all four of the ‘FA four corner model’ development types are coached on, I have never really asked the question to my followers of what they think. All types are important in their own way, but there must be one that my followers think is more prominent, the one that perhaps us coaches should focus more on…. So what do you think, time for a poll:

Of which of the following Goalkeeper Development types do you think is the most important in developing Goalkeepers?

If possible please can you leave your comments as to why.

If you need further information on each of these types please refer to previous posts:

Thank you

Si 😉

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Posted on Wed 06 February 2013, in Goalkeeper Coaching, Goalkeeper Development, Goalkeeper Polls, Physical Development, Psychological Development, Social Development, Technical Development and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I think that goalkeeping is all about the psychological element and reactions. If you aren’t confident and don’t make the right decisions, no matter how physically advanced you are, you will not succeed.

    • Great comment FutbolPulse 😉

      So how would you suggest coaches would deal with coaching the psychological elements? What techniques would you use?

      Si

      • Maybe do some work off the pitch as well, and play some games that focus on their reflexes, such as Whack a Mole. In full seriousness, a children’s game like this can truly improve their reflexes because they need to react quickly to certain situations.

        Also, have them focus on the opposing team’s tactics as much as actual goalkeeper training. It won’t do them any good if they are great under certain situations and terrible in others, because the opposition can use that to their advantages.

        FutbolPulse

      • Whack a mole – like it mate!

        Absolutely brilliant, working on kids confidence is definitely the key.

        Sometimes we also need to work on those round them too as our work as coaches can be quickly be undone by the wrong comment. I think this is the most challenging element.

        Si

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