Goalkeeper Sweep

Goalkeeper Sweep

6/10/2016 1:39:55 PM

 

Tactics is decision-making. A goalkeeper’s decisions must be made quickly, on the fly, taking rapidly changing conditions into account. A goalkeeper’s decisions are also final, since there is usually no one behind them to back them up if they make a mistake. This section will cover a few key areas of goalkeeping decision-making.

Never Give Up!

Perhaps this should go under Psychology, but a goalkeeper should always remember to never give up on a shot. This is especially true on deflections or breakaways – the goalkeeper who is ready to spring to their feet and try again just might get a chance to make another save. Remember that the shooter is just as likely to flub as the goalkeeper, and the goalkeeper should always be ready to take advantage of the opponent’s mistakes.