Successful distribution from the keeper is a hallmark of a good side. This means that building up from the back is better than launching the ball up field hoping one of your players can get it, says David Clarke.
Goalkeeper training demands special coaching requirements. However, like most coaches, you probably don’t have time to devote as much attention to your goalkeepers as you would like. These drills highlight some of the main things you need to be aware of when undertaking goalkeeper training.
We look at angles, shot-stopping, organising a defence, handling, fitness and much more. We also try as much as possible to make sure that your goalkeeping practices work as team practices too.
It can make a young goalkeeper’s life a lot easier if they’re always in the right position to make the save.
A game that not only helps your goalkeepers develop their footwork skills when dealing with back passes, but it teaches your outfield players to make and receive them too
Cut down the target area an attacker has to aim at.
Long shots from outside the penalty area are hard to save. This training game will encourage your goalkeepers to push the ball to safety
Never begrudge spending a whole practice session on goalkeeper skills. It’s an area that many coaches overlook because they feel the rest of the team aren’t involved. However, outfield players can still be active, as well as understanding better what it’s like to be the man between the posts.
Key coaching tip: Good positioning by a goalkeeper makes it harder for the attackers
This drill will give your goalkeeper a much better understanding of where to stand in order to save shots from different angles and distances
This is a simple warm up for your goalkeeper, to get him alert and ready for the match ahead.
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