Tag: goal line
I\’m a big advocate of playing the goalie as far as of the goal as he/she is comfortable. But when a player scored a 95-yard goal, was this a case where the goalie was playing too far out? Not at all. In fact the goalie was not playing far enough out.
Having a good goalkeeper can turn a mediocre team into a great team. Standing on or in the goal on free kicks, being properly positioned between the goal posts, and taking a forward hop-step before a shot on goal are simply yet effective ways to make a goalkeeper better.
One of the most frequent yet worst bits of advice coming from the sidelines is, \”Shoooooooot!\” To increase the number of goals scored per game, forget about shooting. Dribble, dribble, dribble and then dribble around the goalie. Shooting is still OK but should be done from much closer range.