Welcome to The Goalkeeper’s Dad, a blog written by the father of a young aspiring goalkeeper.

My son is a goalkeeper and I am his dad. I decided to create this blog to record his goalkeeping exploits but quickly came to realise that it could be so much more.

Goalkeeper is the hardest position to play on the pitch, it’s a ruthless position that takes no prisoners. You intentionally put yourself in front of the ball and players each time you step foot onto the field. You’re constantly diving around and need to keep focused for the entire match. You are your teams last line of defence, if you fail then chances are your team will concede a goal.

Being a parent to a goalkeeper is equal parts rewarding and challenging. Your child will go through so many ups and downs it’s hard to know what to do, what to say and how to help your child. Quite honestly at times you will never be able to say or do the right thing. If your child makes a mistake you can often feel the eyes of other parents glaring at you, but if he makes a great save it becomes the opposite. In just over a single season I have experienced highs and lows but I wouldn’t change it for the world, and I don’t think my son would either.

So that’s what this blog is all about, it’s about the journey. It is a way of providing as much information (warts and all) that I hope will be helpful to others who are in a similar situation. So apart from my sons exploits, this blog will contain reviews on equipment, where to buy supplies, approach to different situations and details of training drills. I am not affiliated to any company so the comments are our own. It also does not mean that I am right, feel free to contact me if you think I have got anything wrong.

This blog will grow as my boy continues his journey, so go on, have a look around and keep coming back to view the latest posts. Don’t forget to follow us on social media where I will share videos, pictures and updates throughout the season. If you would like to contribute then feel free to contact me too.

The Goalkeeper’s Dad