Halton Hawks FC  insists that all our coaches have attended goalkeeping training courses.

 

It's important that our coaches have a sound understanding of this extremely important position.

 

Additionally, Halton Hawks FC has a dedicated goalkeeper coach.

Every Wednesday, our GK head coach, Jathan Thomas, runs GK dedicated sessions.

Halton Hawks FC is always looking for goalkeepers. 

Contact us if you'd like to have child try-out for one of our teams.

INTERESTING FACT

What are the average goalkeeper height and weight?

 

Research shows, that of the 45 best goalkeepers in the world, the average 1.89 meters (6.2 feet) while the average weight is 83 kilograms (184 pounds). 

 

At the 2018 World Cup,  the Croatian GK, Lovre Kalinic, was the tallest goalkeeper who stands at 201cm - or 6ft 9 in and shortest was 182 cm ( 6ft) 

 

Think about the above research before you decide to focus on goalkeeping.

Attributes Of A Goalkeeper

The top skills/attributes a soccer goalkeeper should have which are as follows:

Agility
Reflex
Footwork
Collection
Reading and understanding the game
Organizing the team
Communication
Diving technique
Catching technique
Punching technique
Ball control with feet
Right Timing
Vertical leap height
Reach

Right Balance of Height And Techniques

 

It is very important for a goalkeeper to have the right balance between the height and technique. If we talk about modern soccer, a goalkeeper should be both tall and technically sound.

 

Good footwork allows a goalkeeper to cover the length of the goal rapidly and also creates a strong base for diving.

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