As you head into the new season, it’s vital that your goalkeepers are as well-prepared for the challenge ahead as the rest of your squad – keepers often make the difference between success and failure, especially in the early stages of the season when your tactics are taking time to bed in. Remember that it’s... 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