Goalkeeper Training in Oshawa-Durham Ontario

Goalkeeper Training in Oshawa-Durham Ontario

One of the most important things we teach our goalkeeper students when we do our goalkeeper training in Oshawa-Durham Ontario is the importance of the technique of commanding your area and coming for those crosses.

Now every gk should learn to command their six yard box, and if you can grow your confidence to come for crosses even further, this gives more confidence to the team and will most certainly make you stand out ahead of your competition.

When I do my goalkeeper training in Durham on coming out for a cross, the following are the main pointers I teach.

1. Make sure you are in the correct position when the opposing player is about to cross.
    This means the angle of your body , how far you are off your line and standing in the correct position in goal.

2: Another important point is to make sure your defenders and now on top of you, one blocking your run and two, playing the opposition onside.

3: When the ball is crossed, MAKE YOUR DECISION. Do you stay or go.

    If you decide to stay, quickly give a big clear shout of AWAY!

    If you decide to come, this time make a big quick clear shout of ‘KEEPERS!’

4: Make sure you time your run, so you do not get under the ball and you want to make sure you take off early and judge the ball so you catch the ball at the highest point.

5: The highest point needs to be how high you have jumped, plus your arms at full length.

6: Always have your knee up to protect you from the opposing players running into you.

Keeper Training in Durham Ontario

Also, if possible depending on your experience and the experience of your team coach, ask your coach to tell your defenders that when you shout keepers to come and collect the cross, that they protect you by blocking the opposing run of the opposition players.

And remember the only way you are going to get better at coming for crosses is practice through repetition, so make sure you go over the same crossing drills time and time again.

If you look at the best goalkeepers in the world, they only become the best by practicing more than the average.

This is what I do when I teach my students when we do our goalkeeper training in Oshawa and that is practice any goalkeeping technique, time and time again, and even when you get better practice even more.

If you would like to know more about our goalkeeper training at any of my goalkeeper training sessions near you, contact us anytime on the above number or check out all my posts on my Facebook page: @j4kpeterborough