Showing posts from February, 2022

How Working With Multiple GK Coaches Helps Development

One of the amazing things in Anna's development as a GK is that she has had an opportunity to work with a number of different goalkeeper coaches. Some of these are professionally trained and developed coaches, whereas others are players who have passion for the game and are excited to share their knowledge. As you start to study goalkeeping it's quick to notice some things that are pretty common. An example is the set position, or the goalkeepers stance. We almost always see a similar bent knees, shoulders pulled back, equal balanced feet with heels slightly raised. But, now let's look closer. One goalkeeper will have a lean more forward than another. One prefers hands up with palms facing outward, while the other might have thumbs upright but hands in a blade type shape, as if they were preparing to shake someones hands. What's super is that goalkeepers can take each of these approaches in and determine what works best for them. There are a few things that I hold dear

Video Review Coaching - What Is It?

If you're not working with a goalkeeper coach or have never been taught how to review your game film it can be a bit overwhelming. With a video review we will connect on a web conference and review film that you've collected from your recent games. As an example we can use this video of Anna making a save. The ball is saved but what else can we learn from this moment? Instead of simply presenting compliments or corrective instruction we will instead have a two way dialogue where you, the goalkeeper, develops the analysis with the aid of some guided questions. Using this clip as an example, I would ask the following questions. Note, there is not always one correct response, much like the fluid nature of the game it is more about engaging cognitive thinking and reflection than only the perfect result. 1. What do you think of the GK's stance and ball line when the video starts? 2. Do you feel that the GK has good awareness of supporting and opposition players on the field? 3.

Welcome to Sisu Soccer Coaching!

Sisu Soccer Coaching provides goalkeeper coaching in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The position of soccer goalkeeper is one of the most under-coached and least understood positions in soccer. We’re looking to change that in our community!  There are not many training opportunities outside of club environments, specialized camps and clinics, or private training. For goalkeepers who are developing, do not have a dedicated goalkeeper coach already, or who only play high school soccer this creates a challenge. Our pricing model is simple: Group Lessons $10 Individual Lessons $20 If you cannot afford to pay for lessons, that's no problem. The Core Commitment: Provide affordable low-cost, group and individualized soccer goalkeeper coaching. Ensure that any athlete wanting to develop as a goalkeeper has access to quality training, regardless of ability to pay. Develop skills such as confidence, tenacity, grit, and leadership which will pay dividends well beyond participation in sport. Create a cont