How To Play Goalie in Soccer

How To Play Goalie in Soccer

Today we are learning how to play goalie.
Great goalies do more then just block shots. They organize their defense,
communicate to teammates and start the attack with great
ball distribution. What’s going on? Little dap!
It’s Jared Montz, former pro and founder of Online Soccer Academy.
Yes, I wasn’t a goalie as a pro. I was a field player, but I can still give advice
to goalies. For this video I’ll provide tips on playing goalie from a field player’s
perspective. At the end I’ll link to additional goalie resources. These are just a few tips
for goalies, not every tip. Key Points! Key Point Number One. Roll the
ball, don’t throw it. Yes, in some situations you will have a defender
between you and your teammate. In that situation throw the ball. But when you don’t have
a defender between you and your teammate and it’s a short distance, roll the ball on
the ground to your teammate. This way it’s easier for them to control.
Make the game easy for your teammates, not harder. So many goalies just launch it at
their teammates, when a soft roll is best. Key Point number two. Know When to Release
the Ball Quick and When to Hold It. When you catch the ball look around and see
what’s happening. If your team is in the 18, they look tired, you’ve been under a
lot of pressure and the other team is all around you then hold onto the ball.
This will give your team time to catch their breath and get open before you distribute
the ball. You have time before you have to get rid it so take advantage when needed.
Don’t chill like you are at the beach or something, but take your time. You are in
control. Yes, in situations where the counter attack
is on then release the ball quick. But what lots of inexperienced goalies do is they release
the ball quick every time. Don’t do that, do what the game shows you.
Key Point number three. Communicate to Your Teammates.
Be loud and say things like Man On, Turn. Step up! Shift right, mark number ten!
Make the game easier for your teammates by telling them what to do. When you pass the
ball say “turn or man on”. Communication also keeps you engaged in the game. When you’re
engaged you’re focused. Plus great coaches always want leaders; communication is a big
part of being a leader. Key Point number four. Don’t let One Mistake
Turn Into Two Be comfortable knowing you will get scored
on. Yes, that sounds odd that you should be okay with being scored on, but the reality
is you will get scored on. It happens. The best pros have a short memory. If they get
scored on, they forget about it right away. Don’t make one mistake, be upset about it,
be down on yourself and then make another mistake because you were pre occupied feeling
sorry for yourself. Just get on with it and get ready for the
next play. Key Point Number Five. Practice goal kicks.
Seems obvious, but goalies need to kick the ball high and far on goal kicks.
Practice goal kicks regularly. A great save is quickly forgotten about if your goal kick
can’t clear the eighteen! Watch these OSA videos to help you chip the
ball and kick high and far. Key Point Number Six. Organize your defense.
Talk to your coach and learn how they want your defensive line to play. If it’s a high
line keep them pushed up high by shouting “step up”. If it’s a deep line, then
make sure they don’t go too far forward by shouting “drop”.
Key Point number seven. Be good with your feet.
Practice your foot skills and passing regularly. Work on juggling. Great goalies are like a
bonus defender in the back. They are an outlet pass and a ball distributor when needed.
Key Point Number Eight. Be Aggressive. If you are naturally not aggressive watch
this OSA video on how to be aggressive. An exercise to practice on your own is to
practice your goal kicks and watch the videos I’m suggesting as additional resources.
One is Kevin Hartman’s video, another is with Joe Hart from Man City and the third
suggestion is an older youtube channel called St. Louis Goalkeeping Academy.
What’s Wrong! If you’re insecure as a goalie you’ve
lost the game before you’ve even started. Watch our “Mental Training” videos to
improve your confidence, aggression, nervousness and more. Practice your mental game as well
as your physical game! Bonus Tip! Don’t take a backwards touch
when the ball is passed to you. Take a touch in front of you or to the side away from any
oncoming defenders. In the 2015 MLS Cup final the Columbus Crew
goalie took a backwards touch, he didn’t see the forward chasing him down really fast
and he tried to make a casual pass to his defender but Surprise, the forward slide tackled
him and the ball went in the goal. The announcer, legendary goalkeeper Kasey
Keller, said his first mistake was taking a backwards touch. What he should have done
was take a touch to the side. With a sideways touch he can now still see the forward coming
at him in his peripheral vision and he’ll know not to be so casual.
Hope you enjoyed this Online Soccer Academy video! Click here to watch our 200+ incredibly
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Antonio Breitenberg

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68 thoughts on “How To Play Goalie in Soccer

  1. Maxximus says:

    First comment

  2. Aaron Hernandez says:

    second comment

  3. Maxximus says:

    Thanks Jared helps a lot!!! Keep it up!!!

  4. Sadie Cole says:


  5. CookieM GoT7 says:

    Cool videos ☺

  6. SplashSoccer says:


  7. Kunj Lover says:

    I watched this vid and I'm not even a keeper… But found it interesting

  8. João Marcello says:

    Bons vídeos como sempre, parabéns ! Abraços daqui do Brasil

  9. NoobMaster69 says:

    Thanks for another video

  10. Daniel Boward says:

    Yes ur back

  11. IAS171LE says:

    Very helpful tips, thanks man

  12. Rainbow Freestyle says:

    Goalkeepers admit it, you wanted to try and dribble the whole team and score.

  13. nicksworld6 says:

    thanks for the tips man, great help for me!!

  14. CFK says:

    i believe its called goalkeeper

  15. AnotherCrazyGamer100 says:

    Could you do a video to help us get the ball over the wall in free kick please! Thanks

  16. Mike Ryan says:

    Nice video! Great tips for the U-9 team I coach

  17. Gilbern Macopia says:

    OSA is back means I'll get better

  18. GolazoGamerHD says:

    my friends want to play pro but they dont know how to start and they are good

  19. Christian Bailey says:

    man I wasn't expecting this one lol. I liked it, nice points. on another topic, I was wondering if you could make a vid on how to manage training and school

  20. Juan Marquez says:

    Jared when are you coming to Chicago, or more likely a Fire game? I want to have a chat with you, you are a great player and mentor, my twitter is @marquezgoal

  21. Ken Lam says:

    Glad you are back!

  22. Luke Garrett says:

    The most important position

  23. Bill Cena says:

    thanks for the vid jared. i am playing as a G/K because of u man. In addition i am the best defender around my region because of u. Thanks man!!

  24. Gün Gün says:

    3:10 i should show this vid to our goalie

  25. Samuel Kroonen says:

    I like your vids and all, but you dont know how to dive, positioning in goal and how to catch a ball

  26. legand no name says:

    oh I thought I was the first one but I am the 220,75

  27. CDSport says:

    Great video Jared!!!

  28. Paula Aponte says:

    I play goalie but I'm not very good at it⚽️

  29. Daniel Martinez says:

    i dont know but this video was interesting

  30. Serhat Adil Karataş says:

    Cool 🙂

  31. Greenbean950 says:

    Would you consider creating a goalie tutorial for U8 & U10 recreational leagues? Our players quite often do not have the level of physical development to perform many of the skill offered in the goalie videos. Our players also only play goalie for a period or at most a half at a time. The coaches are parents who have not played soccer. What should a coach teach players for this skill level to "survive" their goalie assignment?

  32. Mhasib says:

    I followed this. I play midfield but this helped get rid of my fear of slide tackling and improve in goalie just in case. Thanks Jared!

  33. Hisyam Hanafi says:

    im glad u still uploading videos

  34. Yega C says:

    Hey Jared, can you please give me some tips? I play as Attacking Midfielder and im too scared to run with the ball because i will lose it and when i run i lose most of the time, how can i fix that up? Thanks anyway, have a nice day.

  35. Ashraful's Planet says:

    can you make a video of knuckle shoot

  36. LightCerous says:

    I just subscribed because i love your videos and very good at explaining!!!!

  37. Arnold Coran says:

    Exactly what I'm looking for! Thank you !!!

  38. Isaiah Enriquez says:

    OSA, Do you have any videos that'll help the sweeper position?if not you should make one to help me better understand this position or to help me improve in this position.

  39. bachchoi says:

    Hey Jared,
    I'm playing in a league with older players who are a lot stronger than me. What can I work on to keep them from muscling me off the ball?

  40. Casual - Goy says:

    hey, i need some adwise (im not a goalkeeper). How do i convince my coach to put me in a different position? Right now i'm playing in CB and i don't enjoy it at all. If i don't get a different possition soon, i will go to a different club. I honestly play better than most players in my that are in cm and attack, i even asked my coach one time to put me in attack next game, but he did nothing.

  41. girish vaishnav says:

    Hi I am Girish from India . I want know valley kick gol kick please show me vedio

  42. bigboylasagna21 says:

    What if you don't like to be thrower around

  43. Matheus China says:

    Um.. I have 11 I decided I want to become soccer (Always liked more racing) is it late?

  44. AfyonLu Öz says:

    i'm a keeper and i lost 7-1 yesterday it wasnt my day i think so

  45. Bradley pate says:

    does it matter of your short

  46. Daniel Curran says:

    I'm a keeper and I can 90% of the time tell if the ball is going out or not. Is that usual

  47. tachi parajo says:

    sorry ,i come from china, what's the word after the what's going on. i like your video, and i subscribe you on youtube . wish you make more videos and tips.

  48. ManUtdForever says:

    Thanks Jared

  49. Andrew Daggett says:

    I'm 15 and last time I played soccer was like 3rd grade I got back into the game after the 2014 World Cup. I'm growing fast and wondering is it to late for me to play any position besides goalie cause I never hear about famous players starting at older ages going pro in a different position besides goalie.

  50. slappy200 says:

    I love reminding my goalies that they are the captain of the defense…even though they don't believe me. Good stuff – cheers!

  51. Fusioness 43 says:

    This guy… Smh

  52. Yung Ru says:

    goalkeeper* football*

  53. J says:

    What's the guys name

  54. Ava Camerer says:


  55. Hector Jimenez says:

    Thank you very much for this outstanding video!

  56. Ivan Ramirez says:

    What team did you use to play with

  57. Jeff Guzy says:

    This is ducking sheet

  58. Hemouch kh says:


  59. cutie pie says:

    ti ips ti ips ti ips!

  60. cutie pie says:

    i am

  61. Faith says:

    Im a goal keeper and I don't know what tf im doing 😂

  62. 葉先生 says:


  63. THE ASP'S LAIR says:

    Any suggestions on what way to go about coaching a goalie to stop shots in the top corner?

  64. Veera Gaadi says:

    I have my first match tomorrow as a goalie and im freaking out because I cant trust myself to not lose a ball let alone protect it from the goal

  65. Shanu ahmed bd20 says:

    You stupid

  66. Hawk Gaming says:

    2:18 but whenever I say things like that my team says shut up

  67. Avinash Kandavalli says:

    I will NEVER be scored on!

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