Anyone watching the pro game is
awed by the incredible reflexes and fantastic saves of the great goalies.
Buffon undoubtedly won the World Cup for Italy last time out. He was their
best player. Iker Castillas of Real Madrid may be the best player in the
But spectacular shot-stopping is
only a small part of the goalie’s role – and it’s not the most important
part either, especially in the modern game where the goalie is expected to
do a lot more.
We are going to review the
following areas in detail:
- shot stopping
and handling technique
crosses and high balls
(see section 9)
- the mental game
- using your feet