When defenders are chasing a breakaway, they are running towards their own goal. Sometimes, if they can win the ball, their only option is to kick it back to their goalkeeper, which puts pressure on the goalie. This soccer coaching session will help your goalie practise handling a back pass clearance. Back pass clearance Faced […]
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.
How often do you see young goalkeepers make a good save but push the ball away from their hands back to the attackers who score from the rebound. Use this soccer drill and coaching tips to work on your goalie’s saves. Soccer coaching drill tips to work on goalkeepers’ hand positioning As the ball comes […]
Ask a parent or other helper to assist with this soccer warm-up drill so you can get your goalkeeper match ready. Soccer (football) warm up drill for all age groups This is a soccer warm up drill for goalkeepers of all age groups. It is best run with just the goalkeeper and a helper or […]
Balls that are played high into a crowded penalty area are often hard for a goalkeeper to catch, so the most positive move is to coach your goalkeeper to use their fists to punch the ball clear. If your goalie can get both fists to the ball it will be cleared much further. What players […]
This soccer (football) goalkeeper drill works on improving a goalkeeper’s ability to deal with a high ball over their head. This can happen when they are caught off their line, or if a cross catches on the wind. The drill will also test a goalkeeper’s basic football skills in handling the ball and using quick […]
Making the most of goal-kicks is not easy, you often find the ball going straight back to the opposition because the kicker has just kicked it as hard as he can. Use these goal kick tactics to help your players. Take the pressure out of goal-kicks I’m always thinking up new ways to get the […]
Using this soccer (football) drill you can coach shooting and crossing skills as well as the numerous handling responsibilities that your goalkeeper has to deal with during matches. Soccer drill to develop your wingers’ aim This soccer drill also helps to show your wingers where best to cross the ball so that the goalkeeper has […]
Your goalie is the one player who can save the team when all else fails, so it’s worth ensuring his skills are noticed and he receives due praise for every save he makes. But it’s also important that he’s always on the alert. Use the following soccer coaching tips to encourage this. What to tell […]
Use the following soccer drill to coach your goalkeeper how to catch corners and crosses. Soccer drill set up Use a 15m x 15m square for this soccer drill. Put your goalkeeper and two attackers in the square. Put a player at each corner with a ball. Run the drill The coach calls out a […]
The lunge is a versatile fitness exercise that is helpful to warm-up your goalkeeper. The exercise can be used to develop all-round lower-body strength, flexibility, balance and power. Lunges can be performed as body weight exercises or with weights to increase resistance. Lunging soccer drill The player should stand with his feet about a shoulder-width […]