At the younger age groups I have always found it a difficult job filling the position of goalkeeper. I've done various things, put my own son in goal, had two goalkeepers so one half they play outfield the other in goal but were never subbed – it helped but didn't totally solve the problem. So what do you do? 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.