Making an Impression at Tryouts

HOW TO STAND OUT IN AN OCEAN OF ATHLETES

Cole Palmer, a former standout goalkeeper and now an exceptional goalkeeper coach, shares some insights on how to leave a lasting impression at tryouts. Read on to pick up some knowledge about what you can do to separate yourself from the pack and show the coaching staff what you have to offer. Big thanks to Cole for sharing his expertise.

Communication for Goalkeepers - Referees

COMMUNICATING WITH REFEREES: DO YOU WANT TO WIN, OR DO YOU WANT TO TALK?

Interactions with referees can be hard to replicate outside an actual match, but having a clear strategy of how to do it is helpful.

Here’s my best advice on how to interact with referees to give yourself the best chance of success:

Do it as little as possible.

Successful Keepers Communicate - Coaches

COMMUNICATING WITH COACHES: ELIMINATE MISCOMMUNICATIONS AND WIN MORE GAMES

Coaches, here are some tips on how to communicate with that mysterious athlete who's different than all the rest on your team: the goalkeeper. And keepers, read on, there are some things for you in this article, too.

Coaches, check out the article to hear more about these 2 don'ts and one do:

Don’t #1: Giving in to the urge to yell criticism at keepers during games or trainings.

Don’t #2: Calling your keeper off their line to collect a ball

Do #1: Help your keeper and your team by choosing a consistent vocabulary for in-game communication

Successful Keepers Communicate - Teammates

COMMUNICATING WITH TEAMMATES: THE QUICKEST PATH TO SUCCESS

A keeper’s main role as a communicator is to deliver tactical information to their teammates. The way you do this will depend on how urgent the situation is. But regardless of the situation, there are certain things you should always do, and others you should never do. Read on to learn more.

How to Save Penalty Kicks - Don't Guess: Analyze

WHY RELY ON LUCK WHEN YOU CAN RELY ON BRAINS?

Read on for a methodical, analysis based strategy for turning away penalty kicks. Dig in to the content, apply what you learn, and practice will make you a pk stopping beast.