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An essential skill involved in football for a goalkeeper is handling of the ball. For different types of catching the ball there are different ways to prepare and execute. For balls coming above the chest there is the "W" shape that a keeper's will make with there hands. For shots coming below the chest there is the 'scoop' technique. Also once the keeper has control of the ball they should hug the ball to pull the ball into safety. The 'W' technique is very effective as it ensures the ball is safe in the keeper's hands. In this technique the keeper's thumbs should touch and slightly overlap to form the W shape. The wrists should be straight and fingers spread wide around the top and sides of the ball. The thumbs and palms prevent the ball from slipping through. This means that the keeper is sort of catching the ball from the top. The reason the wrists are straight and the hand over top is so the keeper doesn't jam their wrists. When catching the ball, the arms should be straight out or up for high balls with the elbows slightly bent. The hands move toward the ball to catch it at its highest point and the arms, slightly bent, offers cushion for a smooth reception. ...read more.

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x 10 This time start on your knees with your hands by your side and get your teammate to kick the ball along the floor towards your body, you will then get your arms and hands in position and scoop the ball into your chest. x 10 Start stood up. Get your teammate to pass the ball along the floor. You will have to get down into the right position ready to bring the ball into your chest x 10 This time start with your back facing away from the ball. Get your teammate to kick the ball a bit harder along the floor, they will also have to tell you as soon as they have kicked it so you can turn around and prepare to gather the ball. x 10 Strengths and weaknesses in my tactics, fitness and skills In the game of football there are a number of skills and tactics involved in a number of positions. The level of fitness of players in football is vital. If a player does not have a good level of fitness they will not be able to maintain a high quality performance throughout the game. Where as a player with high fitness levels will maintain a higher standard of performance, these are the players that go on to play for higher league clubs. ...read more.

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This help as a goalkeeper as they can see the whole pitch and the players rely on the keeper to tell them what they are doing wrong, where they are meant to be etc. Weaknesses: One of my weaknesses is kicking. I think this because they aren't reliable and don't always go where I want them, in length or position. I have a medical reason that may have caused this weakness. Having good kicking as a goalkeeper is important as they have to pass the ball to players further up the pitch and they restart the game from goal kicks etc. Another one of my weaknesses is my fitness. I don't have a very high level of fitness as I don't maintain a healthy diet. Having a high level of fitness is not as important for keepers as outfield players but it is still important as they need to maintain a high quality performance throughout the whole game. Another one of my weaknesses is; commanding the box. I think this is because I am not as well physically built than the other players so I don't feel I can be strong in coming out to claim the ball. Commanding the area is an important skill as the players feel they can rely on the keeper to come and claim the ball to prevent the opposition scoring a goal. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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