Goalkeeping can be a lonely existence at times. You are usually not always going to be in the thick of the action, but when the play comes to you, it is vital that you are ready to deal with it.
Just one shot on goal can be the difference between winning and losing. Therefore, as a goalkeeper, you will want to maximize as much as possible your chances of keeping a clean sheet. If you do not concede any goals during the course of a game, you have done your job. The role of scoring goals is up to your outfield teammates who have most of the control over this outcome.
Therefore, you need to tick all the boxes as a goalkeeper. This includes having proper equipment, such as quality goalkeeper gloves and you regularly practice both your strengths and weaknesses. As time goes on, your confidence will increase and along with it your clean sheets will also become more frequent all going well.
Of course, sometimes there is nothing you can do about conceding a particular goal. It may result from poor defending, an unlucky mistake from a teammate or an unstoppable shot. The key is to keep persevering and control the controllables as much as possible.
Here are some key tips to help you with your clean sheet objectives: