One of the first things we learn as a goalkeeper is the set position. The set position is vital in all aspect of goalkeeping, from shot stopping to being ready to take a cross.

Here are a few pointers on the set position.

  • Keep your feet shoulder width apart
  • Knees slightly bent
  • Keep your body weight forward ( remember, keep your nose over your toes)
  • Your hands should be in a neutral position around your waist area.
  • Keep your eyes on the soccer ball

Every goalkeeper is built different, therefore there isn’t a right or wrong set position. If you follow these few simple steps, then see how your body reacts to them and find your set position which is comfortable to you.

At our goalkeeper coaching classes in Arizona we let the goalkeepers find their set position which they find comfortable and what works for them. Whilst helping the goalkeepers with pointers along the way.