Football is the most famous sport in the world. This sport gets support from all corners of the world from its billions of fand and millions of followers. Every young individual at least once in his life dreams of becoming a professional footballer and play either for best league teams or his country. This is the reason why many individuals from a very young age, stats practising football with the help of professional coaches and academy. However, in this sport, the most critical role is sure of a goalkeeper.
A football team comprises of 11players out of which there is always a goalkeeper. While the majority of the football teams opt for professional or specialist goalkeepers, there are teams which may so, sometimes choose for the part-time goalkeeper. The reason may be because of an injury to the specialist goalkeeper. The role of the goalkeeper is the most important in this sport. It is the goalkeeper who saves the goal of the opposition, thereby giving ample opportunities for his team to win the match. Without the presence of a good goalkeeper, it becomes tough for a team to win a game.
However, to become a good goalkeeper, one needs to possess some excellent skills, both mental and physical. A goalkeeper needs to stay alert all the time and see if any of the opposition players or a group of players planning to trick the goalkeeper into scoring a goal. He also needs to be physically gifted as goalkeepers need to stretch themselves always to dive and save the ball from going to the nets. They also need to see the movements of other players, thereby giving feedback to their players about opposition movements. Thus, a goalkeeper is the, most vital member of a team.
Let us look at the best ways to become a great goalkeeper in football.
Communication With Teammates In Football
1- The most important member of a football team is sure of the goalkeeper
2- The goalkeeper needs to communicate with other players to understand the opposition strategy to score a goal as well as tell the mind games of what the opposition is playing
Proper Training Schedule Of Goalkeeper In Football
1- Without proper training, there is no chance that you will become a great footballer
2- An appropriate schedule of training of stretching exercises is must as the primary job of the goalkeeper is to stretch and save the ball
3- Training should include cardiovascular activities such as jogging running and swimming and stretching exercises such as pushups, planks, squats and many more
4- Apart from practices proper gyming schedule is necessary to keep the body and muscles healthy and energetic
5- Some mind games such as chess also enhances the mental abilities of a goalkeeper.
Watch More Matches
1- Seeing more matches, whether national or international strengthens the mind of Goalkeepers
2- Experience of football matches too helps to make goalkeeper more fit and agile and respond to tricky and nervy situations.
These are some of how you can become a great goalkeeper in football.