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Back passes

In modern day football all goalkeepers need to be comfortable when dealing with back passes.

What this session is about

  1. Goalkeepers receiving a back pass under pressure.
  2. The defenders making angles to receive.
  3. Starting a new attack from the goalkeepers pass out.

What to think about

Goalkeepers need to work with the outfield players often to develop their receiving and passing techniques.

It is important that team mates make themselves available to receive a pass from the goalkeeper.

Full backs can do this by going wide to give the goalkeeper an angle to pass to. Goalkeepers should always kick through the line of the ball not across it.

Set-up

  • 30 x 30yd area for the session expanding to a 40 x 30yd area for the development and game.
Warm upSessionDevelopmentsGame SituationWarm Down
10 minutes10-15 minutes15 minutes10-15 minutes10 minutes

What you get your players to do

The coach calls out the server to play first. Immediately the server passes a ball towards the goalkeeper and runs to put the keeper under pressure.

The goalkeeper must quickly take a touch and then look to pass the ball into one of the target goals.

Vary the delivery from positions A, B and C.

Player B passes to the goalkeeper and pressures.

Player B passes to the goalkeeper and pressures.


Development

The attacker passes the ball into the goalkeeper and runs to pressure them.

The two defenders must move quickly into a position to receive a pass from the keeper.

The keeper must now play a pass to one of the defenders who try to go forward and score in one of the mini goals.

The goalkeeper must deal with the pass and then play out to one of the defenders.

The goalkeeper must deal with the pass and then play out to one of the defenders.


Game situation

The attacking team’s goalkeeper starts the practice by passing the ball to the defending teams goalkeeper.

The attacking team has two forwards who must go to pressure the three defenders and goalkeeper.

The goalkeeper and defending team try to pass out of defence and score a goal.

The team try to play out from the goalkeeper and score a goal.

The team try to play out from the goalkeeper and score a goal.


What to call out

  • “Go to meet the ball”
  • “Concentrate on your first touch”
  • “Find your target”
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