Footballer21.com Anniversary

Today is the one year anniversary of Footballer21.com! With your help, we have grown to over 50,000 views a month. We appreciate your support of our mission to provide completely free coaching help to better the training that players receive. To celebrate, we are selling everything in our store at 50% off.  Please have a […]

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Multidimensional Goalkeeping Exercise

This exercise works on three areas of goalkeeping: shot stopping, handling of crosses, and dealing with back passes. I like to incorporate this into the warm up routine of goalkeepers after doing some basic handling exercises. The coach is situated outside of the arc with a supply of balls. One goalkeeper is in the goal and […]

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Technical Warm Up W

The 23rd in our series on technical warm ups is an exercise that I recently saw at the NSCAA convention conducted by the youth academy director of Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb. Build a box and place a fifth cone in the center of it. The two balls are always passed along the same paths, but the players movement changes. There are […]

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Selling Your Mission

  By Dan Freigang, Sport Psychologist with the U.S. National Team Mike Shanahan of the Denver Broncos and US soccer’s Tim Shultz  have a lot in common. Shanahans organizational  skills are a key to the Broncos success.  Indeed, the Denver Bronco’s coach makes himself look psychic with his management of the team.  Shanahan’s has  won […]

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DEVELOPING THE PSYCHE OF THE GOALKEEPER

BY PAUL BLODGETT To paraphrase John Muir: Most people live on the earth; I choose to live in it. This phrase succinctly expresses the state of the psyche of the successful goalkeeper. The goalkeeper is not a superficial position – the athlete must be totally absorbed; mind, body and spirit. As a coach of the […]

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