Tracking goalkeeper performance?
Now there’s an app for that.
THE ONLY ANALYTICS SOFTWARE FOR DEVELOPING KEEPERS
Goalkeeping has been called the hardest job in the beautiful game. Evaluating goalkeeper game performance is key to developing the position, but current stats like Goals Against Average and Save Percentage only tell a small part of the story.
Designed to qualitatively assess goalkeeper performance over time, Stopper identifies areas of potential improvement for developing keepers. Use the app to easily record game data, review your stats or share them with your coach via Stopper Pro.
Game data is logged live by a parent or coach using the Stopper app
Review data by game or season, or via a shared Stopper Pro account
Identify performance trends and inform coaching sessions
Stopper tracks 7 different performance categories and over 60 data points.
Stopper lets you track when and where saves occur, using key metrics optimized over hundreds of games. By looking at games over time, Stopper's heat map function provides next-level insights into player performance.
Goals are the other measure by which goalkeepers are commonly rated – although often a better metric of overall team defense! Still, knowing when and where goals occurred is useful, especially when looking at patterns over time, and analyzing them against save patterns.
Crosses are an often underrated aspect of goalkeeping performance. Tracking how a keeper deals with balls into the 18 – both during corners and in regular play – is a key measure of their ability to take ownership of the area and play in the air.
How does Stopper track set plays? Glad you asked.
Penalties are tracked on the same screen as Saves and Goals – simply tap the “Penalty Kicks” toggle at the top of the screen to tag an action as a penalty.
Penalty stats are displayed in a separate "Penalty Kicks" heatmap.
Free kicks are also tracked on the same screen as Saves and Goals – tap the “Free Kicks” toggle at the top of the screen to tag an action as a free kick.
Free kick stats are displayed in a separate "Free Kicks" heatmap.
Corner kicks are tracked on the Crosses screen – tap the “Corner Kicks” toggle at the top of the screen to tag an action as a corner kick.
Corner kick stats are displayed in a separate “Corner Kicks” heatmap.
The modern goalkeeper is just as much a sweeper as a keeper, moving the ball around the back and creating offensive opportunities. Distribution is measured across 5 different categories, with a completed pass counted as one that allows the target to continue to play, either making a successful pass themselves or by taking additional touches on the ball.
Another underrated aspect of modern goalkeeping is the ability of a keeper to quarterback the team. From their position they can see the play develop, direct their defense and generate attacking opportunities. Communication is assessed across 3 categories – how the keeper directs their team on the ball, off the ball, and around the ball.
Player Self Evaluation
The psychological aspect of the modern game is just as important as the physical and strategic. Stopper tracks how players feel about their performance, after each game and over time.
When was that big stop? Timeline allows you to see when actions happened in the course of the game.