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Bologna’s Creative Goalkeeper Training Drills Are The Future

Italian side Bologna have given us a glimpse into the future this week by releasing footage of their creative goalkeeper training sessions.
Bologna’s Creative Goalkeeper Training Drills Are The Future

Championship side Norwich City started the trend with their ‘spikeball’ drill that involves a trampoline and four goalkeepers, but the Serie A side, who are managed by the legendary Filippo Inzaghi, have outdone them with a series of genius maneuvers. As you can see in the footage below, the club have designed exercises to engage players and test their reaction times, using objects that can direct the ball in a number of different directions. Just check out this one minute clip of the drills in action. TAKE MY MONEY! If you want to watch the full version of the clip, Bologna’s official Twitter account directed fans to check out the YouTube clip. Seriously, you need to check it out. I want to try that and dont/cant even play in goal- Troy Bryan (@TroyBryan24) August 1, 2018 Those things are so cool!! Wanna try one out soon as!- Alyta Norman (@LytaN09) August 1, 2018 As we know by now, Sunday League football rules state that one player must warm up the goalkeeper by smashing balls at him before-kick off. No fancy equipment is needed, just a rock hard Mitre ball and goalposts. In a standard team though, you might have a back up goalkeeper if your lucky, so the last thing you’d expect to see on a muddy, wet Sunday is a trampoline in the middle of a pitch, surrounded by four shot-stoppers. Championship side Norwich City have brought in a unique training drill that makes us Sunday League players look a bit daft. ‘Spikeball’ takes a huge amount of skill but it looks like a barrel of laughs. The temptation to buy a pair goalkeeper gloves and try this out in my neighbour’s garden right now is very strong. Jack Kenmare Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He’s interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.


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