The Set Position

The set position (also called the ready position) is all about being ready to react to any eventuality. Having a comfortable set position is important, each goalkeeper is different and as such the set position will differ from goalkeeper to goalkeeper. Despite these differences the fundamental points of the set are the same:

  1. Head is steady
  2. Eyes are focused on the play
  3. Feet shoulder width apart
  4. Balanced with your weight slightly forward (Your nose should be just over your toes)
  5. Be on your toes but not bouncing (use the balls of your feet)
  6. Chest / toes facing forward
  7. Hands in front of your body by your waist
  8. Elbows tucked in and flexed
  9. Knees slightly flexed

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