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Should you wear finger save goalkeeper gloves?

There is a lot of goalkeepers who wonder whether they should, or should not wear finger save goalkeepers gloves.

Especially parents of goalkeepers, this can be very confusing for them.

Are You Too Small To Become A Professional Goalkeeper

Over my many years coaching goalkeepers, from when I voluntary coached the young goalkeepers at the professional clubs I played for over a 10-year period, or coaching the 1000s of goalkeepers over the past 20 years running Just4keepers…

 

One of the most common questions I have been asked by goalkeepers (actually this question comes 90% of the time from parents of the goalkeeper.) and that is.

 

I (or my child) is not going to be over 6ft, what are (their chances) of becoming a professional goalkeeper?

It always pains me when I hear this question, because I can hear the desperation, doubts BUT hope in the goalkeepers (and parents) question, looking for a slimmer of hope in my answer.

 

Now I am a firm believer, if a goalkeeper is good enough, they are big enough depending on their height, but I have to be honest and state it will be more of a challenge for a goalkeeper who is going to be under 6ft tall.

 

But there are things you can do as a goalkeeper, to stack the odds in your favour… but rather than write a big long essay, instead watch the quick video below.

 

I hope this helps.


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