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
Split the squad into two teams of four players plus four neutral goalkeepers.
Play the games for five minutes and then rotate the neutral keepers. The team in possession can shoot at any goal.
On scoring a goal or making a save, the keeper then serves the ball to the opposite team who cannot shoot back at the same goal.
Keep a tally of the team or individual keepers who have the most clean sheets.
Multi purpose game that works on goalkeepers’ shot stopping techniques, narrowing angles, secondary saves and quick distribution. The game also focuses on strikers on quick play snap shots, rebounds and close range tap ins.
Keepers: ready position, footwork, techniques, reactions, decision making and distribution.
Strikers: creating space, decision making, accuracy/power, combination play and rebounds.
Area: 40×40 yards pitch
Players: 8 plus 4 goalkeepers
Equipment: Four goals or cones, balls
What To Call Out
- Limit the number of touches to one or two.
- If the keeper saves the shot he can throw overarm to any striker who can then receive double points if he scores from a header or volley.