Soccer Goalkeeper Training – Endorsed by the NSCAA – Goalkeeping has changed a great deal in recent years. A goalkeeper doesn’t only have to worry about catching or saving balls anymore – he/she is expected to actively be part of setting up play. The modern goalkeeper is, in a way, a sort of sweeper who should be able to organize the defense and then, when they are in possession, quickly turn defense into offence.
If the opponent is hard to break down, then the goalkeeper serves as a focal point for the effective distribution of the ball – and as an extra player when faced with aggressive pressing. The goalkeeper should always be able to adapt him/herself to new situations in games and be able to keep the ball in the game. The goalkeeper should be able to master all of the various passing techniques including short passing with the instep, long passes struck with the laces, clearances, goal kicks, drop kicks etc., while at the same time not neglecting traditional goalkeeping skills.
Understandable instructions for aspects of training and detailed, comprehensive exercise descriptions make this book clear and simple for coach and athlete alike, no matter the training level.
Thomas Dooley, former captain of the US national team, is guaranteed to be highly competent in his sport. The soccer teacher has played with teams such as Columbus Crew and the New York Metro Stars. He led the US Team in the 1994 and 1998 World Championship. After his active career as a professional player, he founded a soccer academy in Orange County, CA called OC Kings and started the American Soccer Tennis Organization (ASTO).
The soccer teacher Christian Titz is responsible for management and implementation of sport goals at the Dooley Soccer University. He is always setting new heights in training or in games so the children can reach the highest level possible. In his position as a player in clubs he has gained valuable experience and puts this to use as head coach of children’s teams in the US and Europe.
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