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Goalkeeping Tips, Tidbits and Random Thoughts

An athlete talking to themsleves during competition is hardly a new phenomenon.... The talk does not have to be vocal. By merely thinking you are talking to yourself and sending a message.
   -- Tony DiCicco, Goalkeeper Soccer Training Manual

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But ref, I got all balls!

It's been a while since my last entry, so a quick update to let folks know I'm still around! That last post was on the final day of the season around here, and was prompted by the play that just happened to be captured by this picture:

You do not want to know where I ended up with bruises from this collision.

No matter how good your training is, playing goalkeeper is a risky position. We teach our keepers the best way to keep themselves safe, but there is only so much you can do. Risk is inherent in any sporting event, particularly those where a net doesn't separate you from your opponent.

I've been taking a bit of a break since the end of the season, but hope to have some fresh material sometime after the start of the new year. Happy holidays to everybody!


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