So I’m sitting on the sidelines watching some talented little 10-year old girls buzz around the pitch last weekend, and I couldn’t help but overhear all of the discussions going on around me. The girls were remarkable. A number of descriptors were apt: fast, skilled, tremendous off-the-ball movement, tough, aggressive, great anticipation, and an understanding…
I guess this is the goalkeeper equivalent of cross-training.
Saw this video over at theoriginalwinger.com. Absolutely outstanding. Some great ideas here for training and I am very impressed with the creativity of some of these activities. Definitely going to incorporate some of this into my sessions. Enjoy!
Yeah, my mom would have called me a public menace if she saw me doing this stuff in the city. Knowing my foot skills, she would have been correct. But when Lassi is in town, only awesomeness ensues:
Just a short note on the nutrition front. Denise Minger has finally published her long-awaited book “Death by Food Pyramid“. This promises to have tons of good nutritional info in it – much of which has guided my own nutrition x performance journey. I encourage everyone to have a read.
Wow, Joe Hart got beat near post twice yesterday in Champions League action against Bayern Munich. To be fair, Ribery will often go far post when he drags across the face of goal on his right foot, and Robben scored with his right, which is crazy considering how one-footed he is. The book is to…
Just sharing 8 1/2 minutes of Leo making keepers look foolish. Of course, there is no shame in that, although there are a few questionable 1v1 techniques on display here.
Top 3 saves from the weekend at the link below. Howard’s is nice – I am a sucker for a parry at full stretch. However, Jussi Jääskeläinen truly deserves the top honors here. Perfect positioning, perfect body shape, and outstanding reactions to stop Osvaldo. Nice… Check it out over at ProSoccerTalk.
This was posted this morning on Soccer America, but I thought I would share it here as well. All I have to say is that this defender trying to clear the ball has a brainfart of colossal proportions. What was he thinking?
“My child is confused!” “There is no consistency!” “This is no way to learn!” …Wow, take a chill… The quotes above are representative of things you hear from concerned parents. Perhaps the setting is the sideline of a game where the coach for the day is yet another “staff” coach who has been assigned the…
Wow – this is what happens when you don’t stay locked in on the game. Keepers are remembered for their big saves AND their big mistakes – make the easy saves so you become defined by your great ones.