Goalkeeper's positioning: in and out of possession
The FA and England's Head of Coaching (and former Head of Goalkeeping), Tim Dittmer, offers a variety of goalkeeping drills that allow goalkeepers to gain a better understanding of how to defend space.
Goalkeepers' build-up: supporting, receiving and passing
This session was designed and delivered by Dean Santangelo, FC Zürich's youth goalkeeping coach. The aim is to improve goalkeepers' decision-making skills when their team are in possession of the ball.
The role of the goalkeeper coach is to prepare all the goalkeepers in the squad for the next match, both physically and mentally. FIFA Training Centre caught up with former Swiss international goalkeeper and FIFA goalkeeping specialist Pascal Zuberbühler to find out more.
At the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021™, the number of teams defending in a mid- or low-block was rare on the whole, whereas in the past many sides did so, allowing their opponents a comfortable build-up with no great pressure on the ball from a high block.
One of the most reliable ways to create goalscoring chances in football is by combining a well-aimed pass behind the defensive line with a well-timed run by a receiver. It's important for players to understand the dynamics involved at a deeper level.