Prepare the mind:
Mental preparation is often overlooked. As goalkeepers, we want to think fast and act efficiently. This requires training and focus.
Practice Positivity. Negative energy brings us down and allows doubt and indecision. Being positive is a learned skill just like diving. Start by finding positive angles and results that you have already achieved this year and take them with you when the season resumes or to the next season. This will help you to believe in yourself and be a better teammate.
Positive images: Stress is in many ways a reaction to a new and oppressive situation or environment. Goalkeeper trainings are there to become familiar with techniques and situations such as diving, cruising, picking balls, etc…
The same goes for the mind. Imagine that you save a great goal attempt. That makes it easier to go to that ball during the game and save it. Just because you’ve already made up your mind that you will save that ball.
We’ll give you another example, suggesting that you return a replay ball to your inferior foot and pass it correctly to a fellow player with your inferior foot. If you imagine it that way, you can see yourself succeeding
Positive image training helps your brain to recognize that the decision or situation is not new, is not stressful and can be carried out without fear of failure. Just like this period is also a training for your brain, because if the corona virus isn’t there, we would all be playing soccer. So even here we train our brains to be able to continue without “soccer” these weeks.