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Body Position to See the Whole Field

Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter. Today’s topic deals with keeping your body open to see the whole field.

It’s extremely easy for a keeper to get caught up ball watching and while it’s true the keeper wants to watch the ball, he must also see the rest of the field as well.

When the ball is on one side of the field there is a tendency for the keeper to turn his body in a way so he is square to the ball (in the diagram below, the keeper is positioning his body so that if the black player with the ball were to shoot, the keepers chest is perpendicular to the flight of the ball.

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