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

Three session points for this session;

  • Kneeling and dive and save – here
  • Protection when on the ground – here
  • One v ones – here and here

Older Keepers – 2001-2006

Five session points for this session;

  • Reverse-reflex – here
  • Footwork – through cones, make save – here  and with cognitive addition –  here and here
  • Judging flight of ball – judging high balls – here
  • Set-position – make a set and save shot – here
  • Catching and hand shape – here and here and 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.