I have been looking through my curriculum for the youngest age group Under7- Under 8 to help out some parent coaches that have come to me for advise as they had volunteered to take they younger age groups next season. A couple of them asked how I’d kick things off, and I thought I’d share... MORE
Goalkeeper kicking (U13-14 activity)
DRIVEN OR LOFTED
“Head over ball” • “Arms out for balance” • “Kick with laces on big toe side” • “Lean back for lofted kick”
Position two players about 15 yards apart. One player kicks the ball to the other player and he kicks back.
The ball is usually kicked either using the inner side of the foot that runs along from toe to heel, or using the small area around the inside of the big toe.
With each technique the body will be positioned in a different way, in order to propel the ball at different speeds, strengths and heights.
The body will always be balanced, with the player’s eyes on the ball and with the nonkicking foot and both arms providing balance and support while the kicking leg pulls back and follows through.
How many players do I need?
Players work in pairs