Goalie By: Megan J

Introduction

Goalie is my life. I’m learning everything there is to know about it. I've done it for 2 years. I love goalie but it is way, way, way harder than you think.

Punting

Punting is one of the main things you need to know how to do. Punting is one of the MOST IMPORTANT things you need to know how to do.

Punting is really simple. All you need to do is hold the ball out in front of you. You have to point your toe with a locked ankle. Then you have to drop the ball and kick at the same time. If you do that, then the ball will go as far as you want the height you want, the direction you want and where on the field you want. One more thing is that you should always punt at the top of the box.

Goal kicks

Goal kicks are another important thing about being a goalie.

The only time we do a goal kick is when the other team kicks the ball out between one corner and the goal post.

You do the goal kick on the 6 yard box. You should put it on the top left or right corner. But if you really want to, then you can put it anywhere on the line.

Diving

The hard and kind of scary part is when you don’t want to but you have to. You also fear that it will knock the wing out of you. If you dive the right way, it will probably feel like you have been diving for years.

The reason we dive is because if the ball is on the other side of the goal, you aren’t always able to get to the other side fast enough. But if you miss the ball, don’t feel bad because you were just on the other side of the goal and it is hard to get to the other side.

You might want to get some special shorts, T-shirts, pants and long sleeve shirts with padding

Saving Goals

In order to save a goal, you have to be aggressive, be mean, get mad. But just believe in yourself and you will be a successful goalie! I promise! You have to think and be like a preferential goalie!!! Hope it worked!