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.