Can anyone be a goalkeeper?
No matter the age anyone can become a goalkeeper provided they be willing to put in the practice time. The only thing age determines is how far youll be able to make it in professional soccer, but it certainly has no bearing on how far youll be able to get in terms of skill.
Do you have to be tall to be a goalkeeper?
Many professional academies have a minimum predicted height for the young goalkeepers, many of the top academies are choosing a minimum 6ft 4. EEEP/Academy ruling - from U12 you can chose any player (unsigned to another professional club) within 90 minutes travelling time from where they will train.
Is being a goalkeeper fun?
Its not always fun being a goalkeeper. Its the most challenging, isolated, unforgiving, position on the pitch. Footballs a game that rewards goal scorers far more than the unsung heroes that prevent goals. Heres whats so tough about being a keeper.
Being vertically well-endowed has its natural advantages for a goalkeeper, and the average number one is said to measure in at 62” tall. These are very much exceptions to the rule though, and as far as Im aware, there are no current Premier League goalkeepers under six foot tall.
Can you be a short goalkeeper?
Some of the shortest goalkeepers playing today are 1.83 meters (6 feet), which is still taller than most field players, however shorter than the average in the top leagues around the world. Dont let being short stopping you from becoming the best goalkeeper you can be.
How do I stop being scared as a goalkeeper?
Use your whole body. Being the goalie means you have the advantage of using your hands and arms. Dont be afraid to give it your all. Dive, lunge, and jump to block the ball if you have to. If your opponent successfully gets the ball around you, run and slide diagonally toward their right-hand side.