Top 3 Things To Do as a Goalkeeper
Garrison Mast (14 years-old) is an outstanding goalkeeper.
My brother calls him “The Mini Casillas” (Real Madrid’s & Spain’s amazing net minder). I’ve played with “G” for the last 2 years on the U13 and U14 Lakeshore Premier Teams. Over the last 2 premier league seasons he has only been scored on 5 times. That number is not a mistake. Of the dozens of shots taken on him, only 5 have have made it across the line. As a forward, I’ve gone up against a lot of good goal keepers and G is easily one of the best.
I recently asked him if he would give us some goalkeeping tips. So for those of you wanting grow in your goalkeeping skills – here ya go. Thanks G!
Top 3 Things To Do As a Goalkeeper
1. Always be talking
Communicating with your teammates and telling them where to be is a huge way to cut back on the goals against you. Direct your players where to be and you will not have as many goals scored on your team, which will ultimately lead to more wins.
2. Always be positive
The more you are positive, the more your players will want to work for you. With your players working hard for you, fewer goals will be scored, also leading to more wins.
3. Always give effort
If you give 100% effort on every shot, (even the ones you know you will most likely miss) you will eventually extend your range and make the save. Also when your teammates see you giving 100% all the time, they too will want to work that hard as well.
Garrison Mast lives in Grand Haven Michigan, attends Grand Haven high school and plays for Lakeshore Premier Soccer Club.