gloveglu Goalkeeper Training Guide
Reaction training is a key element and core focus of many goalkeeping drills. In real game situations, it's rare that a goalkeeper gets a clear sight of the ball coming towards them. There is often players in and around the goalkeepers space and eye-line. When training on your own or with one coach, it's impossible to replicate these in-game situations.
But with specially developed equipment, we can begin to replicate the unpredictability of the ball in real match situations.
REACT Erratic Bounce Ball
The Erratic Bounce Training Ball provides an unpredictable flight & bounce when struck or thrown
How to Use
Equally effective on astro or grass, have your coach shoot or throw this ball from long or short distances. The internal weight system in the ball means the ball can replicate in-game situations, such as deflections, richochets, knuckleballs and uneven bounces.
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REFLEX Keeper Training Ball
The Reflex Training Ball is uniquely shaped to provide a completely unpredictable bounce
How to Use
For more close-up, reflex training. Have your coach throw the ball downwards towards goal. As a goalkeeper, you'll improve your reflexes and hand eye co-ordination as you'll have no choice but to react late to the unpredictable bounce. This is perfect for replicating in-game situations where players are standing close to goal from an incoming ball from a cross or set piece.
Footwork is one of the most important aspects of goalkeeping. This doesn't just mean playing out from the back and being good with the ball at your feet, which is essential for a modern goalkeeper. But it also means how quickly you can move your feet in order to make saves.
When you see a goalkeeper stretch to save a shot heading in the corner of the goal, it's thanks to their footwork that they were able to adjust their body & reach the shot.
That's why we've developed our own range of training equipment. Perfect for warm ups and improving your footwork. If you want 'fast feet', these training methods are for you.
Our Mini Hurdles, Cones, Floor Markers and Coordination Ladders provide all the equipment you need to run brilliant warm-ups and footwork drills.
How to use
Add more footwork to your traditional shot-stopping drills by going over Mini Hurdles or Coordination Ladders before diving to make a save.
The Cones and Floor Markers are essential training accessories. You can place cones infront of the goal when shot stopping to replicate deflections. Floor Markers can be placed around the box as a target for passing drills.
Goalkeepers require a different focus when it comes to fitness compared to outfield football players.
Balance, agility, and the ability to dive and get up quickly requires core strength & coordination. Goalkeepers often find themselves kicking long and throwing balls repetitively, which means certain muscles require special attention too.
The recovery phase is incredibly important to ensure you stay at the top of your game.
Pro Foam Roller
Perfect for post-training and post-game recovery.
How to Use
Position the Foam Roller on an area of conern, such as hamstrings, calf, thigh, glute. Gently roll over the roller to massage the target area.
Pro Training Mat
The lightweight Mat so you can train anywhere.
How to Use
Simply place the mat down to perform exercises like plank, press ups, sit ups, and exercises with other training equipment. Easily rolls up so you can store away or transport wherever you like to work out.
Pro Wobble Board
The ideal training accessory For core stability, strength, balance and coordination.
How to Use
Perfect for use with the below Weighted Training Ball. The Wobble Board is an excellent workout to help you build the strength to push off the ground, and balance to stand up to the opponent in a 1v1.
GRAVITY 1gk Weighted Training Ball
This weighted ball helps develop strength and is useful for goalkeeper specific exercises.
How to Use
Perfect for use with our Wobble Board. The Weighted Training Ball adds difficulty to your exercises, and can also be used to improve your throwing distance.
At gloveglu, we're passionate about Goalkeeping Performance. That means nutrition cannot be ignored. When it comes to sporting performance, nutrition is your fuel.
That's why we developed Fuel For Keepers.
A digital book of recipes that provide energy, concentration, and maximum recovery. Each recipe provides a good level of carbohydrates, protein and fat for goalkeepers.
Fuel For Keepers
30 different Goalkeeper recipes delivered straight to your email!
Includes breakfast recipes, lunch, dinner and deserts - All nutritionally balanced and developed for the goalkeeper position.
Fuel For Keepers is a digital donwload, which means the recipe book is sent to you as a PDF. View the recipe on your device or print off to use in the kitchen.
A new 30-recipe Fuel For Keepers digital book is released every month!
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