Hockey goalkeepers have unique requirements, from a technical, physical, psychological and tactical perspective.
Not only do goalkeepers need to be agile, reactive and explosive, they also need to be able to repeat these high-intensity actions over the course of a game. The implications of a fatigued goalkeeper are fairly obvious in a game dictated by the outcome of goals conceded.
One of the fundamental determinants of performance is the ability to quickly reposition following a save, to prevent rebound opportunities for attacking players.
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