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Head Positioning on Low Shots

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter. Today’s topic deals with keeping your head down on low balls.

You would think that low balls right at the keeper would be some of the easiest saves to make. One of the biggest mistakes made on these low balls is the lifting of the head just before the ball arrives.

The thing keepers must keep in mind is when they lift their heads their hands rise as well.

Ideally the keeper wants to have his hands below the ball as it

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