We held a 90 minute session for both age groups together.
Each session point/exercise has a link to the drill used – here
Each group begins with a thorough warm up
Younger Keepers – 2007-2010 & Older Keepers – 2001-2006
With the Extreme Cup tournament over, we gave the keepers a week-off to re-tune, before sharpening the areas that will be challenged in the coming season.
Eight session points for this session;
- Reminder of basic rules relevant to goalkeeper – here
- Reverse Reflex – here
- Cones and save a shot – here
- Protection – how to protect yourself on the ground – here
- Kneeling and dive and save – here
- Dealing with high balls – here
- Goalkicks – here and here
- Punts – 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.