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Goalkeeper Conditioning Exercises

Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter.  Today’s topic deals with simple conditioning for keepers.

Frequently we try to complicate conditioning.  The more equipment we use, the better we think the activity is.  The reality is there are some simple ways for us to help keepers get better conditioned, quicker, faster and more explosive.

Close to 20 years ago I started doing different types of plyometrics.  These were jumping activities and could be done many different ways. If we want, we can make them even easier.

Let’s start with a keeper and a short hurdle (1-2 feet high).  The keeper stands with his feet perpendicular to the hurdle.

The keeper jumps sideways over the hurdle and as soon as he lands, he

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