EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS SOCCER COACHES

Goalkeeping

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.

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Goalie attacks

in Goalkeeping

In this game-like scenario, if the goalkeeper launches an attack it counts double and shows goalies how to be part of the build up. Why use it This game lets you integrate the goalkeeper’s role so he plays a big part in team build ups, just like they would in actual matches. Set up You... MORE

Jeepers Keepers drill for 12 to 15 Year Olds- part 1

Jeepers Keepers

in Fun soccer games, Goalkeeping

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. MORE

Pressure Stopper

How to Coach a Young Goalkeeper

in Goalkeeping, Soccer drills and skills

Youth goalkeepers often come under pressure from through balls into the penalty area where they need to react to a shot or a player or players running through 1v1 or 2v1. Why use it Reacting quickly to cover players who have beaten the offside trap is important to put a stop to easy goals. Set... MORE

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3 v 3 sweeper keeper session

in Goalkeeping, Small Sided Games

This session ensures that your goalkeepers play an active part in training by encouraging them to start attacks from the back like Victor Valdes. Why use it With most coaching advice centred around playing out from the back, coaches need to include goalkeepers in training games to get them playing with their feet. In this... MORE

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1 v 1 goalkeeper drill

in Goalkeeping, Soccer drills and skills

Middlesbrough stopper Victor Valdes is great at pulling off saves when he goes one-on-one with a striker – and if you run this session your goalkeepers could master the art too. Why use it This session is great fun to play and good practice for getting your goalkeeper to dive at the feet of strikers... MORE

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Teach your U10 goalkeeper to gather a rolling ball

in Goalkeeping, Soccer drills and skills

Use this activity to help improve your U10 goalkeeper’s basic skills. Stand two players with a ball 5 yards apart – you can use cones to mark out the distance. Players alternate between being kicker and goalkeeper. The kicking player hits a firm pass to the goalkeeper and the goalkeeper must get down to stop and pick up the ball in the correct... MORE

Coach your goalkeeper how to read penalties

in Goalkeeping, Tips and advice

Seventy per cent of the penalty kicks at the last World Cup went to the opposite side of the foot the kicker took the penalty with. If the professionals make that choice then how much more likely is it that young football players will do the same? Make sure your goalkeeper is ready to face a penalty, says Dave Clarke. MORE



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