In Soccer Goalkeeper Training the authors explain and show through detailed photos and coaching points the physical and technical skills required for novice goalkeepers to improve their current level with easy to follow progressions. Another topic is how to make decisions in tactical situations on the soccer field, for example using communication as a tool for organizing the field player of one’s team. The authors also delve into the more advanced and scientific areas of periodization and mental preparation used by the most accomplished goalkeepers in Major League Soccer and the US National Team to achieve ultimate success at the highest levels of the game. Hereby, some psychological aspects covered by the book are the relationship between goalkeepers and their coaches and giving feedback. Also, readers will find a training guide which is divided into exercises by various themes. Whether you are an aspiring young goalkeeper or a more advanced collegiate player, regardless of the level of goalkeeper you currently coach, Soccer Goalkeeper Training will have something to help bring out the best in you and your most important player.
Tony Englund is a United Soccer Coaches Master Coach and the inaugural Jeff Tipping Award recipient. He is the assistant director of coaching and technical director at Sporting St. Croix Soccer Club in Minneapolis. Tony’s teams have earned more than 500 wins, including multiple state cup and regional championships. He is the author of more than a dozen soccer coaching books, including best-seller Style and Domination: A Tactical Analysis of FC Barcelona.
John Pascarella is a first team assistant coach with Minnesota United FC of Major League Soccer (MLS). John was also assistant coach at Sporting Kansas City (MLS) for eight years, during which he helped lead the club to an MLS Cup Championship (2013) and two Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Championships (2012, 2015), as well as a record six consecutive play-off appearances. John has also served as a head coach for both the North Virginia Royals (PDL) and the Des Moines Menace (PDL). He holds the UEFA “A” License, U.S. Soccer “A” License, and the NSCAA Premier License, and is a frequent presenter at national coaching clinics.
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