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.