Winter is here! Unfortunately for us goalkeepers this is the season that makes consistent training a little trickier – sessions get called off because of bad weather, etc. That said, I want to give you a few more tips to help you keep your edge…
Take stock of your equipment
Again, this time of year is a great time of year to look at your gear and work out if you need to replace anything. For the younger keepers amongst us – if you do need to replace anything, now would be a perfect time to mention it to your parents as a off-season present idea…
In all seriousness, it’s important to take the time to do any maintenance on your kit to help when training does resume. If you do need some new goalkeeper gloves, you can see our full range here.
Get some sleep!
No, seriously. This is a great way to get your edge over the competition. An easy way to stunt your progress as a keeper is to miss out on getting enough sleep. I wrote an entire article about why this is important and what you can do to improve your quality of sleep.
This will ensure that you are well rested and your mind (as well as your body) is ready to get down to business when the next training session or match comes around.
The bottom line is this, when you can’t make it to a training session, or a session is cancelled – there’s no excuse to fall behind. It’s important to give yourself every advantage if you want to make it as a keeper.