Over my many years coaching goalkeepers, from when I voluntary coached the young goalkeepers at the professional clubs I played for over a 10-year period, or coaching the 1000s of goalkeepers over the past 20 years running Just4keepers…
One of the most common questions I have been asked by goalkeepers (actually this question comes 90% of the time from parents of the goalkeeper.) and that is.
I (or my child) is not going to be over 6ft, what are (their chances) of becoming a professional goalkeeper?
It always pains me when I hear this question, because I can hear the desperation, doubts BUT hope in the goalkeepers (and parents) question, looking for a slimmer of hope in my answer.
Now I am a firm believer, if a goalkeeper is good enough, they are big enough depending on their height, but I have to be honest and state it will be more of a challenge for a goalkeeper who is going to be under 6ft tall.
But there are things you can do as a goalkeeper, to stack the odds in your favour… but rather than write a big long essay, instead watch the quick video below.
I hope this helps.