After seeing the performances of his students in the two matches, #GarudaSelect Goalkeeping Coach, Phil Smith, appreciates the encouraging development.
Two #GarudaSelect goalkeepers, Adre Arido and Aditya Juli, have both shown their skills in a series of matches that have been undertaken so far. The first was against Port Vale and also the internal trials that recently took place.
After seeing the performances of his students in the two matches, #GarudaSelect Goalkeeping Coach, Phil Smith, appreciates the encouraging development. "They have shown improvements in several aspects such as speed, catch and communication. They also make more saves. Certainly, there are some aspects that must be improved but their progress is as planned. Of course, for us, this is exciting, "said Smith.
Smith added that the improvement shown by the two goalkeepers are not only in technical aspects. Mentally, Adre and Adit also look better, especially after they went through tough pre-season training some time ago.
"Physical training some time ago really helped them. They are mentally stronger. The players feel that something has been achieved at the end of the series of tough training. So, in training they feel stronger and fitter.”
If the intensity of training is maintained, Smith believes when they return to play, the goalkeepers will perform even better. In addition, in order to improve the performance, the coaching team has decided to focus on certain aspects.
"We are currently focusing on training communication and catching practice. This is important so that later they can become more confident in match competition. They also become more accustomed to anticipate attacks, how to distribute the ball and so on. In the meantime, that is the main focus," said Smith.