Teach your goalkeeper to play the ball out with their feet and start attacks from the back. By GWYNNE WILLIAMS MORE
Help your goalkeepers perfect the most eye-catching save possible. This is a full-length dive through the air to tip a goal-bound shot around the post.
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A server passes balls firmly along the floor towards either corner of the goal where the goalkeeper tries to stop the ball from going into the goal. After each attempted save, the goalkeeper returns to their start position. Once the supply of balls runs out, the players switch roles.
To progress, the server throws the ball towards the inside of either post, so that it arrives at the goal at about waist height.
Throwing ensures accuracy but make sure serves are varied. It must not be predictable for the goalkeeper. If the thrower is good enough, then he can kick rather than throw.
To progress further, the server throws or kicks the ball at the top corners of the goal.
Place all the balls outside of one goal post. The goalkeeper passes firmly to their partner who attempts to score inside the opposite post. Make sure players switch roles and that the supply of balls is moved to outside the other post for both players’ turns.
Use an area 30 yards long by 35 yards wide with a half way line and a goal on each of the longer sides.
Play five-a-side and use offsides. Encourage shots from the defensive half which a) count as double, and b) usually force goalkeepers into pulling off finger tipping good saves.