Social Development is very important for the development of the keeper, not just for a match of football, but also in outside of football and the Academy as it can also be important for Psychological Development as it can build confidence.
Such development includes:
- Communication skills – communicating (instructions) with the team and to coaches or parents
- Listening and understanding – listening to and understanding of instructions (coach-ability)
- Team work – integrating and working with the team and those around them (friends and colleagues)
- Health and well-being – further to Physical Development, this includes happiness and enjoyment of the game
A goalkeeper with great social skills is a better one as they are more involved and happier!