Central European Journal of Sport Sciences and Medicine (Jan 2020)

Goalkeeper, characteristics of the position, playing, technique, training

  • Adrian Struzik

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 32


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Changes in a goalkeeper’s technique, his physical and mental preparation are ongoing, forced by the increasing power of the throw, speed of the game, improved players’ throwing capability; throws with rotation and other technical innovations involved in this element. The goalkeeper’s tasks are not only limited to defending the goal. He participates in launching a quick attack or quickly resuming play after conceding a goal. Goalkeeper training should be varied in order to mobilize the body’s full energy potential and shape the elements of the technique. The goalkeeper should be intelligent, courageous, endowed with the excellent physical condition and above all physically fit.