Goalkeepers must have quick feet, quick hands, and quick thinking / reaction time. While watching any goalie you can see that a goalie has to go from a regular ready athletic position to a jumping or diving position in a split second with the ability to get back up fast or get back into position. Goalie’s block blazing fast shots and must also be able to change body direction in an instant so overall quickness is a must. A goalie must also remain in control and on balance while under attack. By using the Myosource Acceleration Speed Cord while training, a goalkeeper is able to work on body control and balance as well as directional moves. The cord forces the muscles to work and activate faster which helps a goalkeeper react and remain balanced with body control.
Notice in the video above how this goalie is using a Myosource Acceleration Speed Cord to work on directional moves. Goalies are required to move in many different directions. A goalie needs to be able to increase speed, accelerate, decelerate, change directions laterally, forward and back quickly and be durable enough to make explosive dives and jumps. They must be able to read and react rapidly to protect all shots on goal. Myosource Acceleration Speed Cord is a great tool to use while performing drills to strengthen the legs, hips, thighs, glutes and core to improve goalie reaction time, perform quicker change of direction moves and improve overall goal body control for protection coverage.
Myosource Kinetic Bands and Myosource Acceleration Speed Cord allow goalkeepers to mimic their game situation movements allowing for forward, back, vertical, and lateral training. The video above is a great example of goalkeeper drills to help develop goal covering and play making skills to intensify the team’s defense.