Posts tagged ‘shot blocking’

Shot Blocking and Deflections

Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on breakaways, shot blocking and deflections.

Start with a keeper in goal, another keeper on the 6 yard line and a server just outside the 18. Two balls are set around 15 yards out

The server starts by running toward one of the balls. The first keeper reacts and Continue reading ‘Shot Blocking and Deflections’ »

Fun Goalkeeping Session

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!

Lawrence

Shot Blocking and Positioning

Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter.  Today’s featured activity works on shot blocking, footwork, fitness and positioning.

Start with a keeper at one post, servers with balls 8 yards out on an angle from the corners of the 6, a server at the 12 yard spot with a ball and two cones making a 4 yard wide goal 4 yards off the goal line.


The server closest to the ball starts by shooting toward the far post and low so the keeper should be able to Continue reading ‘Shot Blocking and Positioning’ »

Reading the Situation and Shot Blocking

Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter.  Today’s featured activity works on positioning, movement, reading the situation and shot blocking.

Start with a keeper in goal, a player with a ball at the 12 yard spot and two players on angles just outside the 18.


The keeper has to be prepared for one of three options. Continue reading ‘Reading the Situation and Shot Blocking’ »

Recognition, Positioning and Shot Blocking

Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter.  Today’s featured topic works on recognition, positioning and shot blocking.

This activity uses two cones 8 yards apart representing a goal and a keeper in the goal.  There are 6 players (3 on each side) spread out around 18 yards from goal with balls.


Play starts by one of the players taking a short touch of their ball.  This is the keepers signal so he Continue reading ‘Recognition, Positioning and Shot Blocking’ »

Movement, Shot Blocking and Rebounds

Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter.  Today’s featured activity works on movement, shot blocking and rebounds.

Start with a keeper in goal, player 1 even with a goal post 12 yards out and player 2 15 yards out with a ball.


The keeper starts by positioning himself to cut off the angle as if player 1 is about to Continue reading ‘Movement, Shot Blocking and Rebounds’ »

Shot Blocking 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’ »

Break-aways and Shot Blocking

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’ »

Positioning and Shot Blocking

Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter.  Today’s featured activity works on positioning and shot blocking.

This activity is a long shot/short shot sequence that forces the keeper to react based on location and position themselves accordingly.

The keeper starts in goal and there are two lines of balls.  One line is around 15 yards from goal and the other line is 22-25 yards from goal.  The server starts just outside the far line.


Continue reading ‘Positioning and Shot Blocking’ »