Goalkeepers are an integral part to all soccer teams. They are often the vocal leaders and the organizers keeping the team in sync on the field. Since they are the only position to use their hands and have the massive responsibility of keeping the ball out of the back of the net, their training requires special treatment and a high level of intensity. This can be difficult as the only position that performs these tasks, especially when training alone.
We have pulled together some of the most popular Goalkeeper specific training videos from YouTube and also added in some favorites that should help you as you train to become the next Hope Solo or Brad Guzan.
1. Goalkeeper Training: Individual Training with Alberto Ruiz Soccer
Goalkeepers need to be fit mentally and physically. Start with focusing on the abdomen, keepers need their abs to be ripped and it doesn't hurt to look nice and fit.
Next, we move up to working on our legs and shuffling. Make sure you are giving each and everyone of these drills 100% effort.
2. Sheffield Wednesday Goalkeeper Training
Nicky Weaver and Richard O'Donnell training with goalkeeper coach Andy Rhodes. Vigorous exercises for technique, strength and endurance.
3. Joe Hart & goalie Reactions Training | Inside Training
Ahead of England's Euro 2016 qualifier against San Marino, FATV had exclusive access to England's goalkeeper training session.
4. England U21's Goalkeeper Training
FATV Exclusive - England's U21 goalkeepers Ben Amos (Man Utd), Jack Butland (Birmingham) and Declan Rudd (Norwich) train ahead of their game against israel.
Before the England Under-21s team set off from their hotel in Hertfordshire to make the 156-mile trip to Barnsley for their meeting with Israel at Oakwell, FATV went close-up on the goalkeepers in training.
The Three Lions are preparing for their match on Monday night against the Euro 2013 hosts, which will come four days after their opening qualifying win over Azerbaijan at Watford.
In Saturday's session, Goalkeeping Coach Martin Thomas put England's three stoppers, Jack Butland - who claimed a debut clean sheet on Thursday, Ben Amos and Declan Rudd, through their places at London Colney.
The morning finished off with the usual penalty shoot-out, with the 'keepers sometimes coming out on top.
5. Individual Training with St. Louis Goalkeeping Academy
These drills focus on the technical portion of the individual work with the emphasis on catching, forward diving and diving for low balls.
BONUS: Amplified Soccer Athlete Special GK Video
Goalkeepers can work on their fitness and eye/hand coordination with this drill. Keep your eye on the ball, catch the ball with a good grip and throw back to your partner firmly and accurately.