Tactical

Goalkeeper Language

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.

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