The Fundamentals of Goalkeeper Positioning

Footwork, hand-eye coordination, and reflexes are three core areas of improvement that goalkeepers at all levels should continually practice to stay on top of their game. Although maintaining these skills is essential to becoming an elite goalkeeper, without proper positioning, even the most skilled keepers will let in silly goals.

At Total Soccer, we offer premier goalkeeper training to players ages 7-17 who intend on reaching their full potential through focused, cutting-edge training. While we help goalies develop the skills, understanding, and reflexes to play at higher levels, the foundation of quality goalkeeping starts with positioning.

In this infographic, we explain the basics of positioning that every goalkeeper should know so that you can begin to cut off angles like the pros, put the attackers under pressure, and never let in an easy goal again from being out of position.