Hi! I’m Mark Wilson from United Soccer Academy.
We are here today with Expert Village. We are looking at some soccer techniques, and
now we are going to take a look at some goalkeeping. First of all we are going to have a look how
the goalkeeper takes a shot that is high. To show the basic handling technique taking
the high shoot, we want to have our hands like so; our thumbs are always close together.
You can see that it is almost in a W shape, with our index finger positioned as follows.
If we are taking the ball high, and we can see that our hands have to be slightly over
the top of the ball with our elbows outward so we can absorb the shot. Let’s show that
with our goalkeeper receiving a high shot. Okay you have your hands out; you want them
to be close a little bit more. One more. Do one more. And that is how as a goalkeeper
you deal with taking shots that are coming in around head height.