Confidence & mental training for Goalkeepers

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  1. GKKING

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    There are so many camps & clinics for Goalkeeper Training but my question to all Goalkeeper parents is, have you ever seen or been to a seminar for mental game or being confident for all players not just Goalkeepers? Goalkeepers struggle with confidence and very mental.
    If you’ve haven’t would it interest you to sign up ?
    Just curious.
     
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    Jeff Tackett has classroom sessions(usually Friday nights I believe) where they go over a number of things, including confidence and the mental game.

    https://www.facebook.com/SoCalSchoolOfGoalkeeping/
     
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  3. Grace T.

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    Tackett's class is great, but it's specifically geared for olders (he's done some for the younger too mixed up with the field session but those focus more on tactical situations like 1 v1, but the Friday night one is for olders).

    The deficiencies in my son's game are largely mental...his technical and tactical abilities are otherwise very strong. He found the "Fearless Footballer" by Eitan Azaria very useful. He read it in the offseason and reads the letter in there to himself before every game.

    There's not a lot out there on this as even the sports psychologists haven't gotten very far in understanding how the brain interacts with sports performance, and what there is out there is largely filled with platitudes. If any ones kids are thinking of getting into therapy/psychology/psychiatry, this really is an under explored area.
     
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    You are right! This needs to be someone's Master's thesis or PhD dissertation. Seriously!
     
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  5. SoCal GK mom

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    For my GK, seeing a sports psychologist has helped a lot. It isn't a camp/clinic, but it is specifically tailored to her needs. Having a woman GK trainer is also helpful for my daughter, as she can talk about the mental game with her. Reading Tim Howard's book and the book, Mental Gym, has been useful (both available as audiobooks, too). Also, accepting that there will be ups and downs both from a physical/ performance standpoint and a mental/confidence standpoint- this comes with maturity and experience (both for the player and parent-me.)
     
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    I've seen it at the Cal South Soccer conference and when the coaches Conference was in LA a few years ago. It was more about the Pros but was interesting
     

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