Corners, free-kicks and crosses can cause chaos if your goalkeeper doesn’t jump high and catch the ball. International goalkeeper David James says practice, practice, practice.
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.
This is a simple warm-up for your goalkeeper, named “One passes, one throws”, to get him alert and ready for the match ahead.
Six great tips to give your goalkeeper confidence when diving for a save.
A good goal kick with a low trajectory can catch defenders out of position and give attackers a great chance to score a quick goal.
Try this exercise to give your keepers the confidence to dive without the fear of hurting themselves. It will also help them to get up quickly ready to save a follow up shot
The position of goalkeeper is always the hardest to fill. When I first started out as a coach one parent asked me not to play her son in goal because SHE couldn’t stand the pressure. Things need to change.
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.
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.