A lot of young goalkeepers (and especially a parent of a goalkeeper) think goalkeeper coaching and goalkeeper training is exact the same but there is a small difference.
With goalkeeper coaching, sessions this is when a goalkeeper coach will normally stop the goalkeeper coaching sessions, to fine tune a goalkeepers technique. So basically the goalkeeper coach has seen a mistake that a goalkeeper student has made while goalkeeper training and the gk coach is correcting this technique.
So this is a goalkeeping coach coaching his students, thus running a goalkeeper coaching session.
A goalkeeper training session is when a goalkeeper coach will normally set up his or her training session and then just let their goalkeeper students get on with their training while rarely stopping the goalkeeper training session, thus just letting the sessions just flow.
So that’s the difference, really. One session is stop and start and the other session flows.
So the next question is, which is more important, a goalkeeper training session or a goalkeeper coaching session?
And the answer is ‘both’ are just as important as each other!
So as a goalkeeper or a parent of a young goalkeeper, you must have a goalkeeper coach who does both.
You need a goalkeeping coach who will not only develop you as a goalkeeper (or your child) but will allow you to put your new found skills into practice, so they need to allow some of their goalkeeper training sessions to flow!
So I hope this quick explanation helps as this is the slight difference between goalkeeper training and goalkeeper coaching!
So make sure your goalkeeper coach is doing both!