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The Complete Soccer Goalkeeper - Timothy J. Mulqueen


Published: 11th November 2010
For Ages: 18+ years old
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Shut down the opponent and stop every shot. Only The Complete Soccer Goalkeeper will show you how to combine awareness, technique, and physical conditioning to anticipate the opponent's every move.

In "The Complete Soccer Goalkeeper," renowned goalkeeping coach Tim Mulqueen shares his secrets and provides unparalleled instruction for developing the skills, techniques, and mental mind-set for mastering the game's toughest position:

- Stance, positioning, and footwork

- Leaping, diving, and saving shots at various heights

- Orchestrating the defense and distributing the ball

- Reading the game, including shooters, angles, and set plays

- Penalty kicks and situation-specific tactics

- Specific conditioning exercises to develop explosive power, sharpen eye-hand coordination, and improve reaction time

"The Complete Soccer Goalkeeper "also includes advice from leading goalkeepers, analysis of many of the game's stellar saves, and exclusive insights from today's top attackers on the defensive weaknesses they try to exploit.

From tactics to strategies, "The Complete Soccer Goalkeeper" is simply the most complete guide available for players and coaches of the game's most challenging position.

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Key to Diagramsp. xii
Is That a Keeper? Assessing and Selecting Goalkeepersp. 1
Hero to Zero to Hero: Goalkeeping's Mental Challengesp. 19
Coach and Keeper: Building a Unique Partnershipp. 35
The Save Starts Before the Shotp. 53
Diving Saves: To Fly and Land Safelyp. 73
Distribution: The Keeper as Orchestratorp. 89
Expect the Unexpected: Reading the Gamep. 105
Catch Them if You Can: Handling Crossesp. 123
Ready? Set Play!p. 139
In the Spotlight: Penalty Kicksp. 151
Practice, Practice, Practicep. 161
Hitting the Peak: Physical Conditioningp. 173
Indexp. 191
About the Authorsp. 195
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ISBN: 9780736084352
ISBN-10: 0736084355
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 11th November 2010
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.7  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.45