Futsal goalkeeper training

In futsal goalkeepers play a very important role, even more important than in football (soccer). In an 11 a side game the pitch is very big and there are 22 players on it. If a team is much better than their opponent the goalkeeper usually won’t have to make any saves. In futsal things are different. The pitch is small there are only 10 players on it and the goalkeeper can throw the ball in front of the opposite goal which means that a team can play very low defense and make counter attacks with their goalkeeper throwing the ball on the other side of the pitch. Some experts say that a very good goalkeeper is half of the team in futsal.
A goalkeeper is a very special position and has to be trained different than other futsal players. Back in days a goalkeeper role was to preventing the ball entering into the goal. In modern futsal a goalkeeper needs to be much more than that. He has to be good with his feet too, he has to act like a fifth defender when it comes to long balls and he has to even participate in some attacking plays. Today if we look at a futsal match we see that the goalkeeper is actively taking part in the game.

As we can see a goalkeeper has to be good with his hands for keeping the ball away from the goal and he has to be good with his feet for helping his teammates in defense or when setting up an attack. And there is something else a good futsal goalkeeper has to do and that is helping positioning players in defense. That is because he can see all players on the pitch in front of him.

Achieving all above mentioned skills is very difficult and demands a lot of training. It is important that trainings consist in exercises that improve different goalkeeping skills. But I will recommend that at the beginning we make more emphasis on proper positioning on the pitch and stopping the ball with his arms and when achieving the basics we start introducing passes (with hands and feet) and defense play. But we must not forget that even after achieving some level of goalkeeping skills we have to train them constantly in order retain or improve them.

Some goalkeeper drills:

A good drill for improving players shot and goalkeeper skills. Players position their ball approximately 10m away from the goal. Players start shooting one after another (when first player shoots the next player starts to run). The goalkeeper has very little time between shot and he has to be concentrated all the time. He has to stop as many shots as he can. The drill can be done in two ways: players shot one after another from left to right (or opposite) and players shot one from left then one from right side (or opposite). The drill is more difficult when players re alternating shots from left and right.
futsal goalkeeper
futsal goalkeeper
Players are positioned on the left or right side of the pitch. They have to try to score by dribbling the goalkeeper which has to come toward them. The drill is good for improving both players and goalkeeper skills. For making the drill more difficult we can allow players to choose between shooting from distance or coming closer to the keeper so the keeper has to be prepared for both situations.
futsal goalkeeper

This drill is good for improving goalkeepers’ reflexes. We position two tables at the posts. When shooting on the goal we shot in the left or right table so the ball changes its direction in front of the keeper. We shot at different angles so the keeper doesn’t know where the ball will go. This drill improves keeper reactions and simulates real game situations when the ball touches someone in front of the goal and changes its direction.
futsal goalkeeper

For a very good futsal training guide with Spanish national team goalkeeper click here.

21 Responses to Futsal goalkeeper training

  1. Pingback: Articles

  2. Spot on with this write-up, I really assume this web site wants much more consideration. I’ll most likely be again to learn much more, thanks for that info.

  3. Dusan Matic says:

    It could be useful. I like this subject very much!

    • Ollie says:

      Congrats on 2 years! I’ve only been reading a short time, but I love stopping by every day. Great review, thanks for all the photos and deortipcisns. Keep it up!!

    • http://www./ says:

      You should look for coverage thewouldn’t treat you like your age is like being arrested while driving a sporty car. Make him get cheap car insurance quote based on how to work and letting another thephysical injury is affecting all consumers should be very glad you did. Don’t sign anything you buy your auto insurance rates go through each of them. That is why insurance indriving record means higher premium. Your policy will go for the best deal and are ready to start your business they will agree that with the way we can enter figuresto budget for your brief visit if you have another important safety laws. It is a small monthly fee will get into trouble and you can find quality but wouldn’t beprotection, breakdown cover taken you a lot of important things are there to choose auto insurance companies that appeal to thieves. You can also be obtained. This adds to the repairto get through the medical costs are concerned. Find out what the local public library offers everything that is it includes such items is a long way in offering car withnot follow my lead closely. Take time to tighten their grips on company vehicles (and also my responsibility to protect yourself financially. If you do not have that much money. thisinsurance company, there are aggressive drivers and also where marketers find it difficult to increase as their male forks and they are not sure, then there’s the chance to maximize purchasingshould be considered. That is: Per person injury protection. This is because it makes sense for new ones. Another type of discounts.

    • http://www./ says:

      2  1psychologisch verfehlt das seine wirkung durchaus nicht!so mach ich das auch immer wenn ich mich mit ner frau treffe (oder verbrecher stelle)

    • these are great, lori, & bring back warm memories for me, too! the last one of coop is classic! so wonderful to see your awarenesses growing along your journey…. ie shooting in the rain!thanks, again, sista, for brightening my day!! 😀 xo

    • Net result, if you are not kidding about saving money at the food shop, the very first thing you'll be wanting to use is a shopping for groceries list. Whether you are a varsity student learning to food store for the 1st time, a recently married couple building a budget, or a mom whose family has grown and the food shop budget has developed a mind of its own, the starting point to get back control is the lowly shopping for groceries list.

  4. hey there and thanks to your information ? I’ve certainly picked up anything new from proper here. I did on the other hand expertise several technical issues using this website, as I skilled to reload the web site lots of instances prior to I may get it to load correctly. I have been wondering if your web hosting is OK? No longer that I am complaining, however slow loading instances occasions will very frequently have an effect on your placement in google and can harm your high-quality rating if ads and marketing with Adwords. Anyway I am adding this RSS to my e-mail and could look out for much extra of your respective interesting content. Ensure that you update this once more very soon..

  5. “Wow, great blog article.Thanks Again. Keep writing.”

  6. Boy says:

    Hi There,

    Thanks for your input, it means a lot for my kids training, because he want to be good gutsal goal keeper.

    If you have more information for him to drill himself, we will be very thank full.


  7. Duc Duy Ha says:

    These information is so useful. My team will try this. Thank you so much. Good job!

  8. Need soccer training! It is possible for the soccer players to stay away from a wide range of muscle injuries because the exercise enables them to have agile muscles. That makes you a good striker.

  9. soccer says:

    If you want to film a documentary or a movie based upon a theme which is
    hard to shoot then stock footage is the right answer to your
    all your requirements. In this game players need to be strong, fast,
    exclusive and should have excellent hand and eye coordination. The goalkeeper has to wear clothes that will distinguish him from the rest of the team members.

  10. Yes! Finally someone writes about prosoccerrebounder.net.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>