Hi! I’m Mark Wilson from the United Soccer
Academy. We are here today with Expert Village. We are taking a look at some soccer techniques.
We are going to focus on some goalkeeping. Right now we are going look at how a goalkeeper
deals with shots coming in from the ground. This is a low shot, and it is what we call
a long barrier save. Our hand positioning is as follows. We want to try as the ball
comes in on the ground to have our hands down, with the pinkie fingers almost touching to
cup around the ball and take the ball away from any oncoming pressure. So again our hands
are down ready, our fingers are not quite touching, our hands are cupped, and as the
ball comes in, you collect the ball, and we turn our shoulder in incase there is any on
coming pressure. Let’s show that with our goalkeeper. And again. So just a repeat we are looking at the goalkeeper
making a save as a low shot comes in. She has her knee and her leg turned in sideways;
that creates a extra barrier. If she is unable to scoop the ball up using her hands, then
we have a barrier that protects the goal keeper and also blocks the shot incase her hands
fail her. That is called a long barrier save.