We held two 60 minute sessions for each age groups together.

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

Younger Keepers – 2007-2010

Five session points for this session;

  • Footwork – through cones, make save – here
  • Protection – diving at the feet of others – here
  • Kneeling – dive and save – here
  • Distribution – passing in pairs – here
  • one v ones – here and here 

Older Keepers – 2001-2006

Five session points for this session;

  • Footwork – through cones, make save – here
  • Protection – diving at the feet of others – here
  • Kneeling – dive and save – here
  • Distribution – passing in pairs – here
  • one v ones – 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.