In soccer the goalkeeper's responsibilities,
limitations, privilages, and required skills are unlike any other
player on the field. Forward, midfielders, and backs play by the same
rules requiring the same skill set. Goalkeepers are the sole player on the field with their own set
of regulations and responsibilities. Even the clothes are unique.
Young goalkeepers generally play with little
or no instruction as coaches seldom have the time or knowledge to help
them. This, unfortunately, often leads to embarrassment, burn-out, and
too often injury.
Just a little but of help goes a long way
when the player is interested and the instruction is focused and