We held two separate one-hour sessions, one for each age group.

Each session point/exercise has a link to the drill used – here

Younger Keepers – 2007-2010

Three session points for this session;

  • Catching – high balls and footwork between the posts – here
  • Reverse – reflex – improving the reflexes – here
  • one v ones – bossing the box – here

Older Keepers – 2001-2006

Four session points for this session;

  • Catching – high balls and footwork between the posts – here
  • Footwork – between cones, and catching/shot stopping – here
  • Goal kicking – how to take a better kick, more height & distance – here
  • Recovery off ground – get up swiftly after diving – 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.