What is the difference between futsal goalkeeper training, indoor goalkeeper training and grassroots goalkeeper training
To the average soccer person having a goalkeeper play in an indoor game on turf is the same as playing in an outdoor game. Furthermore, having a goalkeeper play in a futsal game is the same as playing in any other indoor or outdoor soccer game. In reality there are many differences in a way a goalkeeper should play in all three games. Being the director of Central Jersey Futsal League I see every year coaches hardly paying any attention to the goalkeeper position and at times using a field player between the pipes. The result is always lopsided scores leaving the coach thinking that his team is playing in the wrong skill level. It is not that the team is not competitive it is the fact that the player playing the goalkeeper position is not trained properly. It is bad enough that the average youth level parent coach does not pay much attention to the goalkeeper position, either because they do not have the time to train the goalkeeper during team training or do not know how. Having the goalkeeper participate in goalkeeper specific training in Central New Jersey is what just4keepers do. Understanding the need to have keepers train with a goalkeeper coach specifically is key and great aid to helping a coach have a quality keeper and team.
Positioning is a key difference in all three games as the space and angles are much different as well as the speed of the game, which is much faster. Because of the smaller space the shooting is also faster and always from a closer range which forces goalkeepers to have to make quicker reaction saves and off course being in the right position and angle is crucial. At the goalkeeper training in New Jersey the coaching staff of Just4keeers teach these elements and make sure that goalkeepers understand the difference and how to apply them. Just4keepers in Central New Jersey train in a futsal environment during the winter goalkeeper training season and that helps the goalkeepers understand the different rules that futsal has and off course how to adapt their style of play from the outdoor style of play.
Unfortunately, many coaches do not understand that the futsal style of play is much different than the regular outdoor game or even the outdoor game played on turf and therefore do not know how to prepare their goalkeepers for a futsal game. Other coaches do not even have a dedicated goalkeeper, using a field player in the goal which makes it even more difficult to play. The body movement and positioning of a futsal goalkeeper are much different than that of a goalkeeper playing outdoors or indoor on turf. Once again, the training conducted by Just4Keepers in Central New Jersey reflects the futsal style of play and gets the goalkeepers ready to play in a futsal game.
Soccer has always been an endless source of life lessons on and off the pitch for Niko.As an ex player Niko has loved the sport since he was 4 years old. That was the 1st time his dad, an ex professional goalkeeper for FC Olympiakos, took him to the stadium and Niko started to experienced pro soccer in Europe at a very young age. The rest is history.