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What I need to do to make a very flexible goalkeeper?

What I need to do to make a very flexible goalkeeper and how to learn GK to have very fast and flexible legs? Im asking this because I have one goalkeeper who is good with hands but he is not using a legs on the game.

make your goalie do yoga or use some of the yoga move...it really helps me.:)

Hi You need to get your goal keeper to do all the same SAQ drills that your players will do, lots of speed and power work is required and a high level of fitness, so drills that will get his/her feet moving

I agree with Sandra above and you can add these to your normal training sessions. GK Drill - Place 2 different coloured cones 5 meters out from the side of goal posts at different angles. Get the rest of the team to practice shooting at goal and after each one has taken a shot - call out a colour and your GK should react by moving sideways to touch that specific cone and then get back as quickly as possible to get into a good position to save the next shot at goal. Make sure your GK uses quick small steps instead of bigger large ones to accelerate and slow down. These drills make sure your GK get a good workout during the session as well. You can make this more challenging by using SAQ ladders to the sides and getting them to do different patterns e.g. single tap, grapevine, etc.

All questions of fitness and leg strength aside, but not to dispute the importance of those, it is often helpful to spend some time getting your keeper to retrain some old habits. Repeating the saving motion with a slow moving ball is a good way to do this. The more comfortable the keeper gets with the movement at slower speeds the more likely it is that he will use the movement when making faster more instinctive saves.

I'm a goalkeeper myself and il answer your question but my opinion might be different with others so people no offence :) for a goalkeeper to be strong accurate and flexible, il recomend that you jus make him kit up completely , give him the hockey ball and ask him to just kick it to a wall or any solid thing from where the ball comes back with equal force... first ask him him to kick with right leg and stop by right leg and the coach should moniter him and correct mistakes as well like ball be dead stop etc... secondly make him then use his left leg when he gets good with left leg ask your goalkeeper to kick from right leg stop from left leg and then again kick from right by these he will be able to get used to ball and what to do with his legs then you make him take the strecthing excersices with his kit on also make him juggle the hockey ball from the inner side of his both feet and in end ask other team mates to shoot at him you'l see the difference trust me :)

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