We held two separate 60/90 minute sessions, one for each age group.

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

Each group begins with a thorough warm up  and protection drill

Younger Keepers – 2009-2012 (60 mins)

Four session points for this session;

  • Catching –  Basic catching – hand shapes, and repititions  – here &  here
  • Footwork – Basic – Through cones and set and save – here
  • Recovery – in teams, touch line and drop back to goal and make save – here
  • Keeper Frisbee

Older Keepers – 2003-2008(90 mins)

Four session points for this session;

  • Footwork – deal with high ball then set for shot at near post- here
  • Set Pieces – Free kicks especially setting up a wall  here and here
  • One v ones – basics  – 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.