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Hockey Matters: Strength and conditioning tips for goalkeepers

How to increase your game impact as an effective shot-stopper

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Henry Davies
Henry Davies
Henry is a man on a mission: to enable hockey players to excel by providing them with the very best training content available. Henry also works for the English Institute of sport.

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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