The author gives instruction in the basics of good goalkeeping - handling, positioning, organizing the defence and dealing with crosses, corner-kicks and penalties. He also covers aspects of the goalkeeper's art such as decision making, positive thinking and match preparation. With practices for all of the major skills and an analysis of how to achieve consistency in match performance, this is a handbook for both players and coaches. Alex Welsh has coached goalkeepers at Arsenal FC, Wimbledon FC and Brentford FC. He is a county coaching representative for the Football Association and is manager and development officer of The Douglas Eyre Sports Centre in London.