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Keepers Corner

Keeper's Corner is an area of the site which contains all things goalkeeping, whether it be educational, informative, factual or trivial

Did you know…?

Longest World Cup Finals Clean Sheet: The longest time played in World Cup finals matches by a goalkeeper without conceding a goal is 518 minutes by Walter Zenga playing for Italy in the 1990 tournament staged in Italy.

[http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/ SPORTS AND GAMES / SOCCER / LONGEST CLEAN SHEET]

Preparation

Each goalkeeper has a different approach to the way that they train and play, therefore the goalkeeping tips provided are just suggestions and ideas.

Training Tips
Training is where all of the preparation is completed for a game, therefore it is often said that "how you train, is how you play". With this mindset firmly entrenched, all training sessions should be treated as though it is a game, ensuring that the effort, intensity and concentration is always there.

The training tips mentioned will be based on the approach to a training session by an individual as opposed to the technical aspects.

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Game and Match Day Tips
Each goalkeeper has a different approach to a game, therefore the match day tips mentioned below are just suggestions and ideas. As a majority of the technique work is completed during training, the tips for the 'Game and Match Day' will concentrate on the other aspects of the game: Physical, Mental and Game Play.

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Laws of the Game - Goalkeeper Specific

The following laws of the game have been referenced from the booklet produced by the International Football Association Board: "Laws of the Game 2006 (July 2006)".

LAW 3 - THE NUMBER OF PLAYERS

Changing the Goalkeeper

Any of the other players may change places with the goalkeeper, provided that:

  • The referee is informed before the change is made;
  • The change is made during a stoppage in the match.

Infringements/Sanctions

If a player changes places with the goalkeeper without the referee’s permission before the change is made:

  • Play continues;
  • The players concerned are cautioned and shown the yellow card when the ball is next out of play.
For more goalkeeping specific laws of the game click here.

Remember:

  • Have full confidence in your ability
  • Set goals to achieve.
  • Set your own standards.
  • To achieve an average standard you have to work hard at it.
  • To achieve superior standards you have to work very hard at it to achieve the limit of your ability.
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