First clinic session since the thaw, we held a 1.5 hr session for both age groups.

Each session point/exercise has a link to the drill used – click on the highlighted word on each line – here

Younger Keepers – 2007-2010 & Older Keepers – 2001-2006

Six session points for this session;

  • Reverse – reflex – improving the reflexes – here
  • Catching – high balls and footwork between the posts – here
  • Footwork – between cones, and catching/shot stopping – here
  • 1,2,3 – shooting from various positions – here

Tips for coaches – Confidence Cohesion Technique

Any coach can utilize these drills with their keeper. The objectives are the same – enhance footwork, follow the ball better with the eyes, and judge the flight of the ball.

A coach can use any one of the drills independently, and involve multiple players, especially attackers, to sharpen their skills too.

Try to encourage the keeper to use these skills – their footwork, their eyes and reflexes, and be brave to make the judgement calls and decisions that will come up regularly in games.