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.

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

Dealing with high balls

in Goalkeeping, Soccer drills and skills

This session works on improving a keeper’s ability to deal with a high ball over their head. This can happen when caught off their line or if a cross catches on the wind. It will also test general footwork and handling. What players should think about Fast feet – short steps will enable the goalkeeper... MORE

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