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The Trial Season

With the trial season all but over, most of our IGA goalkeepers have secured a club for the coming season. However, many of our goalkeepers and their parents have endured...


The Goalkeeper’s Role When Playing Out From the Back

The FFA curriculum states that a goalkeeper when distributing the ball should where possible play the ball out from the back. The concept of playing the ball out from the back…


A great role model disappointment comes in many forms and it is a fact of life that we will all suffer disappointment from time to time in our lives...


Penalty Shootouts

With the finals series fast approaching it is possible that many of our goalkeepers will have to face up to a penalty shootout to decide the winner of their game...


Rebounders

The benefits of the rebounders we use at the Academy make it the ultimate goalkeepers’ training aid. Benefits include improvement in hand eye coordination...


Group vs. One on One Training

When selecting a method of training for keepers most people initially inquire about private lessons where the keeper coach works in a one-on-one situation with the keeper for the session...


Maintaining Your Equipment

Goalkeepers have different equipment than field players for both game and training sessions, such as gloves, padded skins and apparel, tape, caps...


Game Preparation

Game preparation plays an important part in developing our career, yet it is an area that is sadly neglected by many players...

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Body Language

One of the most important attributes that all great goalkeepers have is good body language, which instantly portrays the confidence they have in themselves and inspires confidence in their teammates... 


Setting a Career Path

As stated in our newsletter, IGA has a number of our goalkeepers who have signed overseas and are presently vying for contracts as full time professional...


The Importance of Accurate Distribution by Goalkeepers

The ability of a goalkeeper to accurately distribute a ball consistently throughout a match plays a huge part in the ability of the team coach...


Missing Out on Selection in the Developing Years

The disappointment of not gaining selection at either club or representative level is a problem that most players will have to contend with at some time in their career...


Home Training

A basic well-planned home training program for goalkeepers can be the difference of selection or improved on field performances...


Pass Backs

Many of our keepers struggle with receiving a pass back and distributing the ball back into play...


Don't Self Destruct

Playing in the goalkeeping position at times can be very frustrating. This frustration can manifest itself in poor body language...


Corners & Crosses

A goalkeeper's ability to take high crosses is tested when corners are taken and the opposition has time to set up a practiced set play...


The Keepers Toolbox

A good tradesperson should always have the necessary tools required to complete the job they are undertaking. Keepers are no different... 


Warm Up

When watching games and carrying out assessments I am constantly amazed at the poor quality of warm up sessions performed by the keepers...


Defending Set Plays

The number of goals scored from set plays at every level of competition shows just how vulnerable teams are in these situations...


Controlling Set Plays

The keeper has a huge role in controlling any set plays...


Palming & Deflections

Like all of the training drills we use, the initial drills are on palming and deflecting…


Covering Angles

One of the most confusing aspects of goalkeeping for a young and inexperienced keeper is how to effectively cover the goalmouth...


Ball Handling (Part 2)

Catching a powerful shot with the first touch requires good eye-hand coordination, concentration, a good handling technique and the ability to position yourself... 


Ball Handling (Part 1)

In goalkeeper terminology, ball handling not only means catching the ball cleanly, but it also covers the palming off and deflecting of shots in a controlled manner...


Stance

The stance or starting position enables goalkeepers to place themselves in the best position to react to any threat on their goal...


Courage Under Fire

The problems faced each day by keepers throughout their career is as real at any level be it the highest professional level or in a local park competition...

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