Goalkeeper is a position that can be hard to fill; so when it comes to coaching your goalkeeper, you should do all you can to encourage him or her by making training fun, easy to understand and full of variety. MORE
This drill will give your goalkeeper a much better understanding of where to stand in order to save shots from different angles and distances
This session is all about movement around the goal so keepers have the best chance of reacting to danger. It forces shot stoppers to think about how they stand and the positions they adopt.
Use your penalty area. Put two sets of gates around the edge of the 18-yard box at different angles to the goal on both sides of the area. We’ve used four players in this session – your goalkeeper and three servers. Put red cones on the six yard line opposite each post and two yellow cones to the sides of the goal, yards into the six-yard box. You need balls, cones, and a goal.
Server A shoots a half volley into the keeper. The keeper must push the ball to safety behind the yellow cone. If it goes to the red cone, one of the servers can follow up and score. After the first ball, server A then half volleys to server B. The keeper’s position must move with the flight of the ball to keep the correct position. Server B catches the ball and shoots at goal. Then server A passes to server C, who half volleys at the keeper.
The session aims to reinforce an understanding of angles and distance from goal.