Football/Soccer Session (Difficult): Cross catching and high balls

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Stephan Rigaud
Name: Stephan Rigaud
City: West Hempstead NY
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Goalkeeper session for under 16 and 18 academy goalkeepers.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): handling and footwork

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handling and footwork (15 mins)

goalkeepers in pairs of 2 . one serving, other gk cross steps to touch cone and returns to set and collect a service either a contour catch,basket catch, one bounce, or high ball. after that gk has collected ball other repeats his footwork, they work for 45 seconds. mini progression: coach dictates what side to cross step too( left or right) 2nd mini progression: gks start behind cones and have to attack ball before it goes past the cones. key points: set shape even with server, speed of thought to adjust hands and move to correct side. everything held.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): inswingers with pressure

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inswingers with pressure (20 mins)

Inswinging crosses from both sides. gk coach gives pressure along with other goalkeeper. key points: agressive mindset to win ball in a not so crowded box. catch at highest point. keeper calls or away calls every set. 3 services each side then rotation.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): dual cross catching

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dual cross catching (15 mins)

Coach crosses from the ground or drop kicks into a 50/50 area( near penalty spot is ideal position) for both goalkeepers to be tempted to come off the line and win ball. if gk cannot catch they are allowed to deflect or punch away from the other gk. Key points: steal space, look to jump first, full extension of arms, stength and durability to deal with contact. quickest route to the ball, bravery, an a postive starting point. mini progression: coach can shoot near post if GK has cheated to far off line.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 9v9 game with team

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9v9 game with team (30 mins)

4-3-1 plus gk vs 4-3-1 plus gk. normal game without restrictions. coach will call free kicks and creaste corner kicks so gk can be put in high ball and cross catching situations. key points: organize the back 4 to deny crosses out wide. coming off their line for any flighted balls in six yard box. Have a commanding presence.


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