In soccer, the position of goalkeeper requires years of hard work and focused training. Goalkeepers practice dribbling and passing the soccer ball with field players and jumping and diving for the ball. The position requires balance, hand-eye coordination, agility and a strong mental focus. The goalkeeper is the last line of defense to prevent the other team from scoring. The goalkeeper can punch the ball, catch the ball or kick the ball back into play. The only player who can use his hands within the goal box is the goalkeeper. Advanced teams place the goalie well out of the goal when their offense is on attack to provide an advantage in numbers compared to the opposing team.