We held a 120 minute clinic for each both age groups together.

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

Younger Keepers – 2008-2011

Five session points for this session;

  • Basics – safety, positioning and goalkicks – here and here
  • Protection – when on the ground – here
  • Catching high balls, dealing with obstructions – here
  • Goal kicks / Punts and throws – refresher  – here and here
  • Making a wall and dealing with free kicks – here

Older Keepers – 2001-2007

Three session points for this session;

  • Protection – when on the ground – here
  • Catching high balls, dealing with obstructions – here
  • Distribution – Target passing and receiving – here
  • Making a wall and dealing with free kicks – 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.