Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter. Today’s featured activity is a small sided game that works on shot blocking, distribution, foot skills and is a LOT OF FUN!
This game involves 2 keepers and 2 field players on a 30 x 20 field with full sized goals.
If the yellow teams starts with the ball, the yellow player and the keeper attack and the black player and the other keeper defend. The keeper on the attacking team can score so it’s really a 2 v 1 plus a keeper in either direction.
If the black team wins the ball (either the field player or gk) then the yellow keeper quickly retreats and it’s 2 v 1 in the other direction.
Real quickly the keepers (and field players) will understand the importance of maintaining possession until a good shot can get hit because a careless pass will most likely result in a quick goal for the other team. Because of this, the game emphasizes good foot skills, tactical understanding, quick transition. The bonus is most keepers will have a blast playing this game.
This is a wonderful activity for small training sessions.
Have a great day!
Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on catching, distribution, footwork and fitness.
Start with 4 cones making up a 3 x 3 square
A keeper starts at cone 4 and a server starts 10 yards in front of the Continue reading ‘Catching and Distribution’ »
Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter. Today’s featured activity is a group warm up and works on shot blocking, distribution and a little bit of movement.
This a 4 keeper activity with one keeper in “goal”, two keepers 20 yards wide on angles and a fourth keeper starting as the server.
The server starts with a ball at his feet and shoots at the keeper and Continue reading ‘Shot Blocking and Distribution’ »
Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on communication, organizing, breakaways and shot blocking.
This activity involves 7 field players and is a regular 5 v 2 game working on possession and defending from their perspective.
The keeper starts on the sideline and is working on organizing the two defenders and telling Continue reading ‘Break-aways and Shot Blocking’ »
Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on dealing with crosses and then quick distribution.
The reason for today’s activity is to reinforce to the keeper that making a save or catching a cross is just the start of the play and NOT the end of the play.
Start with a server out wide on each side, a keeper in goal and 5 gates spread around the half of the field.
One server plays a ball in as a cross and the keeper comes out and catches the ball. Continue reading ‘Dealing With Crosses, Then Quick Distribution’ »
Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter. Today’s featured activity is a catching game to work on hands, confidence and distribution.
Start with 2 keepers 10 yards apart (the distance can vary depending upon the level of the keepers. You do want this to be done between 2 keepers of similar abilities. One keeper starts with a ball in their hands.
The keeper with the ball throws the ball at the other keeper. The ball can be thrown at any Continue reading ‘A Catching Game to Work on Hands & Distribution’ »