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Keeper! 2-DVD Set Reviews


5+ Stars, Our Highest Recommendation
Best DVD's For Goalkeepers
A Truly Exceptional Value
For Goalkeepers and Serious Coaches
Every Goalkeeper and Serious Coach Should Own This

2-DVD Set (DVD Only)
By Tony Waiters
DVD 1 = 88:40 minutes
DVD 2 = 80:40 minutes
2 Hours and 48 Minutes Total

This will play in any DVD player worldwide.

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Category: Goalkeeping for boys, girls, or adults. This is appropriate for ages 10 and older.

Recommended For: Coaches and Goalkeepers. It explains, demonstrates and teaches goalkeeping, starting at the basics and going thru advanced instruction. At this price this 2-DVD Set is a real bargain.

Overview: We think these are the best goalkeeping DVD's available. Every Goalkeeper and serious coach should watch them. They are designed to teach both coaches and goalkeepers and cover basic and advanced material. The demonstrations are by 3 goalkeepers who appear to be about ages 10, 14, and 18. These DVD's are by Tony Waiters who is one of the best soccer coaching teachers in the world and was a professional goalkeeper for 10 years and the Director of the National Soccer Coaches of America's Goalkeeping Institute. They blend on-the-field demonstrations with footage from professional soccer games, computer graphics, and clear, concise narration in a very effective way. Tony Waiters also did the "Systems of Play" and "Coaching Set Plays" DVD's, which are excellent. These sold as tapes for $29.95 each and are a real bargain at $29.95 for the 2-DVD Set which contains almost 3 hours of instruction. This is much better than a coaching clinic. Much of the pro footage is of Peter Schmeichel, who is one of the best goalkeepers ever. The saves he makes are fantastic and inspirational.

Review: A 2-DVD set designed for coaches and goalkeepers. We think these are the best goalkeeping DVD's available. Tony Waiters is one of the best coaching teachers in the world. He was a professional goalkeeper for 10 years, coached the Canadian World Cup and Olympic teams and was the first Director of the National Soccer Coaches of America's Goalkeeping Institute. These 2 DVD's blend footage from professional games with clear, concise narrations, computer graphics and on-the-field demonstrations by 3 young goalkeepers who appear to be about 10, 14, and 18 years old. This is a much more effective instructional method than could be done in a coaching clinic. There is a huge amount of information here (almost 3 hours) and at this price it's a great value. The great thing about DVD's is that it's easy to skip to the section you want to watch by using our detailed indexes below. These originally sold for $29.99 each as tapes. They are a great bargain at $29.95 for the 2-DVD Set. The footage of the great Peter Schmeichel in his prime would be worth the price - it shows how great he really was. (The footage appears to be from his goalkeeping days with Manchester United, which were 1991-1999). Some experts think Schmeichel was the greatest goalkeeper of all time, and we agree that he might be the greatest. The footage shown is accompanied by narration by Tony Waiters who explains what the goalkeepers did right or wrong. It is very educational.

Tony Waiters: Tony Waiters is one of the best, most knowledgeable and most successful coaches in the world. In addition, I've talked to him and he's a nice, modest guy. Tony played professionally for 10 years in the top division of the English League and with the England National Team as a goalkeeper. He was a Manager/Coach of the Liverpool FC Youth Development Program, Manager/Coach of the England Professional Youth Team, in 1978 he was Coach-of-the-Year in the North American Soccer League, and he coached the Canadian World Cup and Olympic Teams in 1982-86, including the Canadian men's team that went to the World Cup in 1986. He was the first Director of the National Soccer Coaches of America's Goalkeeping Institute. We also believe Tony is one of the best soccer coaching teachers in the world and these videos are among the best ever made.

User Tips/Navigation: The DVD's are easy to navigate. Each has a Menu and Chapter selections.

Overview of Contents:


  DVD 1: 10 Principles of Goalkeeping, Exercises to Train Goalkeepers, "No-No's" for keepers, keeping in line with the flight of the ball.
  DVD 2: Near Post considerations, Practice Exercises, Starting Positions for crosses, Set Play considerations, Penalty Kicks, Corner Kicks, Free Kicks, The Jumping Wall, Long Throw-Ins

DVD 1 Detailed Contents and Index:

Minute Topic
0:00 Introduction. It is suggested that the DVD's are watched in 30 to 45 minute segments.
3:15 The 10 Key Principles of Goalkeeping (The Hands, Body Shape, Alert and Alive, Stay on Feet, Body Behind the Ball, Set Consideration, React Don't Anticipate, Recovery, DCO, Goalkeeper as an Attacker)
3:30 "The Hands". Positions of the hands (The "W", "High Piano Position", etc.)
10:55 "Body Shape".
19:15 "Staying Alert and Alive". How goalkeepers should move.
20:50 "Stay On Your Feet As Long As Possible". This is excellent.
23:09 "Get Your Body Behind The Ball"
26:22 "Set Consideration". The importance of getting "set" and ready for the shot. Excellent!
30:10 "React, Don't Anticipate". Don't second-guess the shooter. Examples of great reaction saves.
32:35 "Recovery". Getting back on the feet as soon as possible. Exercises are shown to train players for this.
35:35 "Decisions, Communication and Organization". The importance of the keeper communicating with defenders.
37:00 "The Goalkeeper As An Attacker". This is very important. The keeper often launches the attack. Excellent examples are shown of good and bad efforts by keepers.
40:00 Film of good and bad goalkeeping with narration by Tony. This is excellent! It also is fun to watch how attacks develop in the "Attacking Third".
55:10 "Practices With A Coach or Friend". A number of training exercises are demonstrated. There are many good ideas here.
1:19:00 Tips for players and coaches
1:19:50 "No-No's" For Keepers. Examples of bad technique are shown. Excellent!
1:26:40 "Keeping In Line of the Flight of the Ball". Excellent!
1:28:45 End
Minute Topic
0:00 Introduction. DVD 2 focuses on "Team Goalkeeping".
0:20 Review of The 10 Principles of Goalkeeping (from DVD 1). An excellent, concise review.
3:40 Near Post Considerations". Excellent! Watch This. The Keeper must take away the Near Post shot. The highlight footage here is fantastic.
12:02 Goalkeeper Practice Practice exercises are shown. There are many good ideas here.
24:50 "Playing Through Balls Exercise".
30:04 "Protect and Collect Demonstration"
41:05 Starting Positions For Crosses. Excellent! Computer graphics are used.
57:20 "Set Play Considerations"
58:00 Penalty Kicks. This is excellent. Watch This!
1:02:10 Corner Kicks. Excellent! Watch This.
1:06:30 Free Kicks Excellent! Watch This.
1:16:20 "The Jumping Wall"
1:17:35 "Long Throw-Ins". Excellent coaching advice
1:20:40 End


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