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by SheepKeep
22 Sep 2009, 17:05
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Thinking about Boots
Replies: 7
Views: 3072

Thinking about Boots

Hi all. I'm thinking (not buying) about what soccer cleats might work for me. I play goalkeeper but I might be playing the field some. My specialty is one versus one with an attacker. I get hit a lot, for example the last game I played I got a cleat to the head twice and that wasn't all of it. There...
by SheepKeep
22 Sep 2009, 16:43
Forum: Skills
Topic: Learning to play the field
Replies: 2
Views: 1269

Learning to play the field

Hi all. I am a goalkeeper for a d3 boys u16 travel team on Long Island NY. As much as I love goalkeeping, I am compelled to equal my skill in it on the other end of the pitch. I started practicing field skills a few months ago. I practice as much as I can but I have no partner or special training eq...
by SheepKeep
07 Jul 2009, 00:21
Forum: Players
Topic: Messi Lionel
Replies: 16
Views: 6872

5'5'' and absolutely lethal. That about sums it all up.
by SheepKeep
07 Jul 2009, 00:09
Forum: Players
Topic: Ji Sung Park
Replies: 26
Views: 6871

Park is pretty fast on the pitch when it counts. I'm of a similar mind as Had2b, he's one of the guys on MU that I don't hate. A useful addition to any offense.
by SheepKeep
07 Jul 2009, 00:05
Forum: Players
Topic: Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Replies: 74
Views: 20381

I think he's a very valuable player. I haven't seen him play enough to give a full evaluation, but he can do some pretty awesome stuff. I don't think he's one of the greatest but still, awsome player.
by SheepKeep
06 Jul 2009, 23:51
Forum: Skills
Topic: Goalie 1v1
Replies: 8
Views: 5935

Panchester, I was unclear. I meant that you should slide for the ball not the player, but the two coincide oftenly. To rephrase: if the ball rolls too far from the offender, take the ball with a slide.
by SheepKeep
08 Jun 2009, 21:02
Forum: Skills
Topic: Goalie 1v1
Replies: 8
Views: 5935

Experience is key in these situations. If the ball rolls too far from the offender, then wipe him out with a slide.
by SheepKeep
08 Jun 2009, 20:59
Forum: Skills
Topic: Being afraid of the ball as a goalkeeper
Replies: 11
Views: 44357

This MUST be broken. Take the advice of that guy from the movie Dodgeball: "You've gotta get angry!!!". Knock some offenders on their rears if you have to. It's your penalty box, remember that. I was just kidding about the angry part. keep a cool head, but be aggressive when necessary. You might get...
by SheepKeep
08 Jun 2009, 20:55
Forum: Skills
Topic: goalie advice
Replies: 8
Views: 7541

I know of a great site. http://www.jbgoalkeeping.com/
I do love this site, but it's not very in-depth for keepers.
by SheepKeep
08 Jun 2009, 20:53
Forum: Skills
Topic: Getting the Most Out of Stretching Out For Balls?
Replies: 4
Views: 4421

it's not all in the legs. When you stretch, you twist in the air (or should) to get a few more inches. Work on your core, especially the side muscles that start with an "O". Plyometrics will be your best friend. The next part is agility. Take a few side steps before you dive (1 or 2). Also keep in t...
by SheepKeep
08 Jun 2009, 20:47
Forum: Skills
Topic: Best Technique EVER
Replies: 9
Views: 6726

Hahaha, yeah that's the scorpion kick. Don't do it in a game though or your coach will hang you from the crossbar.
by SheepKeep
08 Jun 2009, 20:43
Forum: Skills
Topic: Catching
Replies: 1
Views: 3050

Catching

I'm 15 and I play keeper for a div. 2 team on Long Island, NY. I have a serious problem: I am good enough with almost every aspect of goalkeeping technique except for catching an incoming ball with the hands only. I can usually cheat my way around this because I can smother on the ground or in my st...
by SheepKeep
08 Jun 2009, 20:12
Forum: Skills
Topic: Low balls
Replies: 6
Views: 5625

When you make a dive for a rolling ball, push your outside leg (not the one next to the ground) upwards. This helps you get a bit more momentum, sometimes just enough for the tip-away. Also if the ball is within leg's reach but moving at high speed (so that if you dive it will be too late and the ba...