The thought process behind Football Cannon
Karsten Simensen had a long and successful football career as a goalkeeper behind him. Karsten played 275 division matches for AaB, almost 100 division matches for Frederikshavn, and was also selected for the national team.
Karsten got the idea for a goalkeeping machine because he didn't get much training during a training evening. There was no special training for the goalkeeper and many of the crosses were imprecise, so there were not many ball touches during the training session.
As a youngster, Karsten was on coaching courses at DBU and again when his career stopped he was on the course again. Here, Karsten experienced that there was no specific training for the goalkeeper as the philosophy was that the goalkeeper was part of the team and had to participate in the functional training. Therefore, special training of the goalkeepers was almost forbidden.