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
Stop the striker 1v1 (U11-12 game)
Stop the striker 1v1
“Come off your line” • “Race back to your line” • “Turn and face the attacker” • “Speed is the goalkeeper’s friend and the attacker’s enemy”
Use the penalty area of your pitch. You need a striker and a goalkeeper.
The striker has seven balls to go 1v1 with the goalkeeper – the ball is in play when the striker gets into the penalty area.
The goalkeeper must come off his line and try to smother the ball before the striker can take a shot.
Once one ball goes dead, the striker runs to get the next ball and the goalkeeper has to run and touch the goal line in his goal before facing the next attack.
If you have two keepers, remove the net and run back-to-back sessions.
How many players do I need?
Players work in pairs.
Determination to get the ball.