It is important to improve the quality of communication between field players and you, the goalkeeper.It is imperative that you develop simple commands that have specific meaning in a commanding and confident voice.
AWAY/CLEAR – First time clearance high and away, giving your team a chance to recover.
INSIDE/OUTSIDE – The direction you wish the defender to push the attacker.
PUSH OUT/STEP UP – Players need to push up pulling the opposition off sides.
KEEPER – The main call used when calling off players from the ball, defenders must back him up when he goes to the ball.
WALL # – Number of players you need in the wall- don’t just set your own wall.
CONTAIN/DELAY – Don’t tackle or dive in, just shadow and delay the players advancement of the ball.
DOUBLE – Two men on player with the ball.
FRONT – Throw ins, free kicks, get in front of the man who is perceived to be most dangerous with the ball.
SUPPORT – You have help, play the ball back.
LEFT SHOULDER/RIGHT SHOULDER – Used to tell your defender a man is making a run across the defense or the fact a man is wide open.
MAN ON – Used when a defender is being closed down by the opponent.