We held two 60 minute sessions, one for each age group.

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

Younger Keepers – 2008-2011

Five session points for this session;

  • Basics – handshape, positioning and goalkicks – here,  here and here
  • Basic catching drills – multiple, with rotation – here
  • Protection – when on the ground – here and here
  • Catching – coping with high balls from the half way line – here
  • Keeper Frisbee – here

Older Keepers – 2001-2007

Four session points for this session;

  • Distribution – using the area and throwing or hunting accurately – here and here
  • Setting up a wall for a free-kick – here
  • How to deal with penalty kicks – here
  • Catching – coping with high balls from the half way line – 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.