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.

Coaching tips for diving saves

in Goalkeeping, Tips and advice

Keeping the ball out of the net is just as important as scoring, and the best part of being a goalkeeper is making a diving save. Follow these soccer coaching tips to improve your goalie’s diving skills. Key soccer coaching tip: Get into position early. Diving saves are not just about agility through the air.... MORE

Soccer coaching tips for goalie back passing

in Goalkeeping, Tips and advice

Passing back to the goalkeeper when players are stuck with nowhere to go is a good option as long as they don’t aim between the posts. Drill your players to make this move safely. Make sure you drill your players so that if they’re back passing the ball to the goalie, it doesn’t go in... MORE

U7 Goalkeeping Soccer Drill

in Goalkeeping, Soccer drills and skills

Coaching young goalkeepers is a challenge. A lack of coordination is more evident in the keeper than any outfield player as mistakes are more visible. Any shot that is travelling towards a goalkeeper’s legs at pace is difficult to deal with. Young goalkeepers, in particular, have problems with these and often opt for kicking the... MORE

Throw out coaching tips for goalies

in Goalkeeping, Tips and advice

Goalkeepers like nothing better than to have the ball in their hands, run to the edge of the area and blast it into the sky. But coaching them to use throw-out skills instead can produce better results. The ability to throw the ball quickly and accurately is increasingly important Many of the world’s top keepers... MORE

Soccer coaching tips to get your goalie in position

in Goalkeeping, Tips and advice

Getting a goalkeeper for your team is bad enough, but getting one who can change positions in relation to the game is very difficult. These soccer coaching tips will help get him thinking about positioning and how to help the defenders. Coaching reminders The thing you must get across to your goalkeeper, and remind him... MORE

Quick soccer drill to warm up your goalkeeper

in Goalkeeping, Warm Ups

There are various soccer drills you can use to get your goalkeeper ready for a match. What you don’t want to do is to get him stretching, diving or being whacked by a hard shot before the game kicks off. Soccer drill set up One soccer warm-up drill you can use to sharpen your goalkeeper’s... MORE

Goalkeeper training positioning tips

in Goalkeeping, Tips and advice

Soccer coaching tips and tactics to get your young goalkeeper in the right position to make a save. Always on the go Before a goalkeeper even uses any part to touch the ball, they should be making constant adjustments to their position in relation to where the ball is on the field of play –... MORE

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