The Forgotten Keeper
Sometimes as a goalkeeper or goalkeepers parent you can feel like your alone on an island. Keepertec has your back and feels your pain. Remember that without a goalkeeper, soccer would be a very boring and pointless game.
As I look back at all the coaches I've had, I can clearly name those who had an impact on me. I still remember to coach that taught me to love the game, I remember the coach who convinced me I was capable of doing something within this game, and I remember the coach who was able to help take my game to the next level. All of these coaches will forever hold a special place in my heart for that specific time in my life. After all I would not have been the player I was or turned into the coach I am without them.
The importance of having somebody there who believes in you and helps to guide you as a young athlete can never be underestimated. Especially as a goalkeeper.
A memorable coach or mentor can ground you when your getting too high on yourself, or pick you up when your being too hard. They'll teach you how to overcome adversity or fix a mistake. Most importantly they'll be there to offer a high five or in a situation when it's really needed a hug. You can bounce idea's or emotions off of them and all the while trust that they have your best interests at heart.
Goalkeepers need that person who can relate to them, probably more so than any other player on the field.
Players should look to find somebody who they feel a connection with. Not every coach will be YOUR mentor, everybody is different and people connect on different levels or in different ways. But try to find a good fit. Because a little bit of support can go a long way.
KeeperTec offers a mentoring program for goalkeepers all over the world. If your struggling to stay focused on your development, are looking for help with recognizing your mistakes, understanding the mental side or just want somebody to talk through your game with, we can help. Check out our Mentorship page to learn more and apply.
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