Football/Soccer Session (First Team): Teaching the forward dive

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Daniel Solli, Adult Member

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Daniel Solli
Name: Daniel Solli
City: Port Chester
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Footwork to Set/Handle

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Footwork to Set/Handle

Teaching the forward dive

Goalkeepers will work on footwork and movement to save ball. Simple warm up activity to focus on set technique and proper movement to save shot.

Organization: 5 cones, 1yrd apart, 3yrd Triangle

Instructions:

-Gk's perform Footwork vaiations through cones

-Sprint to Triange... Set Position at S1

-Sprint to opposite cone and Set again at S2

-Back peddle to start

Coaching Points:

-Quick Feet

-Use Balls of Feet

-Quality and Balanced Movement

-Sprint into Set Position


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Footwork +Handling

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Footwork +Handling

Teaching the forward dive

This progression on the warm up activity would only be done for a few min to add in handling and advancing on the footwork to move forward and set before making save or diving forward to attack the ball.

Organization: 3yrd triangle

Instructions:

1)

-Gk Sprints through triangle, Move around Cone

-Set Position

-Receive Ball

-Repeat Opposite side

2)

-Gk Sprint to cone and Sets (S)

-Move Across

-Set for serve

-Repeat Both Sides

3)

- GK Sprints to Cone and Sets (S)

- GK Back Peddle to back of Traingle

-Set For Serve

-Repeat Both Sides

Coaching Points:

1 - GK Should always be Active and ready (Balls of feet)

2 - Quick and Balanced Movement

3 - Get in Position Quickly (Ball Line and with Server)

4 - Timing of Set (Set In Time to receive, don't move when player is striking)

5 - Keep Body Weight Balanced and Forward

6 - Handling Technqiue (Basket/'W')

7 - Hold Save for 1 Second

Progressions:

- Drop Kicks

- Server can serve earlier


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Des Drill

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Des Drill

Teaching the forward dive

Simple Warm Up activity to get the muscle memory of the forward dive and to attack the ball.

*Use cone to give visual cue for GK to go towards the ball*

Des Drill

GK lays on side in correct dive position. Player will be moving upper body up and down (on side/correct dive position) Coach will serve ball to right first then left after set reps (usually 8-10) Player will catch ball in front of red cone then move upper body up keeping in dive position as coach plays another ball.

Coaching Points:

-Hands in front of body

-GK will end up going to ball

-Legs do not end up closer to server than hands

-Correct hand position (3 hands 1 behind/1 on top/1 is the ground)

-Eyes looking through hands (Head behind Hands and can look through to ball)

Progressions:

On knees (same basic activity with different starting body shape)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Roll-Save

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Roll-Save

Teaching the forward dive

Increase the speed and decision making to reset the body position to dive. Focus will be more on attacking the ball and diving forward. Hands in front of feet. Stepping diagonally forward with correct foot. Ball played to right hand side, right foot steps towards ball. Body position as body goes to ground and shape of hands.

Organization:

Inside the 18

Goal

1 ball per GK

4 cones

Instructions:

GK's start with ball, roll ball to start activity to coach, coach plays ball to either cone, GK dives to make save. Next player continues, GK joins back of line.

Coaching Points:

1. Perception

2. Position in front of ball

3. Both feet facing the ball and on the ground

4. Dive and decision making as the ball travels

5. Position the hands behind the ball

Progressions:

GK's now pass the ball from their feet to coach.


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