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 – 2010-2013 (60 mins)

Four session points for this session;

  • Catching –  Basic catching – hand shapes, and repititions  – here &  here
  • High catching here and here
  • Bossing the box – dealing with a ball in the penalty box – here

Older Keepers – 2003-2009(90 mins)

Two session points for this session;

  • Communication – making it clear to defenders whether you’re coming or leaving a cross –  here
  • 1 v 1 – the three stages of dealing with a lone striker – 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.