Our language (II)

Last post of "Our language". Here I will comment on some key terms to be able to understand exercises and be able to transmit all the details. Today I talk about the Base position, spaces in which the goalkeeper acts, the famous decision making and last but not least the feedback. Hope you like it.

08 October 2012 - Written by Fernando Ortiz Castillo

Hi there,

Last post of "Our language". Here I will comment on some key terms to be able to understand exercises and be able to transmit all the details. Today I talk about the Base position, spaces in which the goalkeeper acts, the famous decision making and last but not least the feedback. Hope you like it. If you dind't read the past post click here for "Our language I".

Another term that we will use often in this blog and will be the most important in terms of paying attention to what we must pay attention, will be basic position and goalkeeper's basic position(BP or GBP).

The basic position will allow the goalkeeper to be ready for the next movement or an immediate movement. With these guidelines, we will lower the gravity center, gain stability and responsiveness. It should be:


•   Opened legs in same as the width of the shoulders.

•    Knees on semi flex position.

•    The body will be slightly bent forward.

•    Hand and arms will be in front of the body.

 

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When talking about technical actions, like saves blocks, we will normally use these terms:

 

•    Own space: the space occupied by the keeper's body.
•    immediate space: the keeper's wingspan.
•    Near space: the double of the keeper's wingspan.
•    Close space: further to the near space and requires movement.

 

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Usually, the own space does not carry falling. In the immediate space we have lateral falls, we can block and deflect balls. In the near space we have saves with boost, movements and some flying saves. And in the close space there wont be saves without previous movements.

 

The last two terms that I want to talk about are Decision making and Feedback.

 

The Deision making is a main aspect to work, it's what the keeper will apply in his sunday games. The higher the level is, the harder it is to choose what is right. These actions depend of the action's risk, the information you have at that time, the defenders situation, the attackers shot ... and keepers personality.

It helps so our goalkeeper doesn't only work mecanic exercises but also make them think and chose in real situations.

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Feedback: control and evaluation mechanisms that gets started whe the keeper initiates the movement. It allows us to evaluate the exercises that is being executed.

There are several Feedback types, but the most important are:

Intrinsic: information a keeper receives during an execution. He will know his own feelings Él conocerá sus propios sentimientos.

Extrinsic: information before and after an execution, it comes with the keeper´s sensations or with external actions. 

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I encourage you in your session, to use these concepts, to call things by their name, that your gatekeepers learn our language and have a professional session.


Good luck

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  • Jorge Gonzalez Cabral
    09 October 2012
    Está muy bien este blog, espero que vaya funcionando adecuadamente ya que puede ser muy útil sobretodo para los que no contamos con entrenador de porteros e intentamos explicar ejercicios a compañeros y a los chicos de la base. Un saludo y suerte!
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