(Modern Day GK)
In today’s game 70-80% of goalkeepers touches are with their feet. That number is staggering and to put that into perspective, for every 5 times a goalkeeper touches the ball, 4 of them are with their feet.
At Orix we have undergone a rethink of the logic behind what goalkeepers are primarily doing in practice for 70-80% of the time (diving, catching, punching) and instead to what the goalkeeper should actually focus on based on what they are required to do for 70-80% of each game (playing with their feet and tactical proficiency).
Our training programs are focused on developing the goalkeepers passing and distribution, enhancing their game understanding, improving their game management skills, teaching them to communicate effective information to teammates throughout the entire game and ensuring they understand the fundamental tactical purpose of the position. Orix Soccer Academy understands the importance in today’s game of integrating goalkeepers into the team training sessions to ensure they develop the skills required to play the position effectively at the next level.