How can you help your goalkeeper become more integrated into your team and help them become a better leader? NSCAA Goalkeeping Academy Director, Tony DiCicco has several simple yet effective ideas to help you more fully utilize your goalkeeper as an integral part of the team.
In the video clip below Coach DiCicco discusses the advantages of designing games and drills that include the goalkeeper. While it is important for you keepers to spend time alone with a coach honing their skills, to become more effective leaders they must interact with the entire team. Coach DiCicco suggests simply giving each keeper a small group of players and having them lead them through dynamic stretching and ball work.
In the clip coach gives examples of how to take a drill that you normally do and turn it into a goalkeeper drill. This video is from the NSCAA YouTube channel. Be sure to visit for other great ideas to help you coach the great game of soccer.
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