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;

  • Reverse reflex – here
  • Catching and hand shape – here and here and here
  • Footwork – through cones, set and save – here  & here
  • Cone and ball over head – individual – here
  • Cone and ball over head – working as a team – here 

Older Keepers – 2001-2006

Five session points for this session;

  • Reverse-reflex – here
  • Cognitive – Ladder and catch and spell brain test – here and here
  • Catching and hand shape – here and here and here
  • Footwork – through cones, make save – here
  • One v ones – 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.