We held two separate 60 minute sessions, one for each age group.

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

Younger Keepers – 2007-2010

five session points for this session;

  • One v ones – here and here
  • Shooting from 12 yards, make save – here
  • Set-position – make a set and save shot – here
  • Best hand shape – here and here
  • Setting up a wall for a free kick – here

Older Keepers – 2001-2006

Eight session points for this session;

  • Catching – kneeling, protect the ball and yourself – here
  • Cognitive Footwork – through cones, catch and brain-test – here
  • Judging flight of ball – judging high balls – here
  • Footwork – Side to side with 360s – here
  • Catching and hand shape – here and here and here
  • Kneeling and dive and save, protection – here  and here
  • High resting place – ball over the head – here
  • Side to side and dive, multiple reputations – 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.