Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Goalkeeping footwork

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Bill Altieri, Adult Member

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Bill Altieri
Name: Bill Altieri
City: Duxbury
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 1 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): warm up

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The goalkeeper starts at the center cone. When ready or on the coaches command they move forward into the small goal and get into the set position. To start with hit balls at them at different heights to get there hands and feet warmed up. After they catch the ball they throw it back and then go through the cones with fast feet in the manner the coach has set out.

Make sure to work both sides

Progression 1- hit balls along the floor.

Progression 2- hit or throw balls in the air

Progression 3- 2 shots, the first 1 goes along the floor to one side then the 2nd goes in the air to the other side.

Coaching points - get into the set position when you get into the goal, correct catching technique for the height of the ball, quick feet through the cones using small steps, keep your hands up in at the set position height when going through the cones.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): activity 1

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The goalkeeper starts on one of the tall cones. On the coaches command they move to the first cone (always facing towards the ball), touch it and then dive away from the cone at a ball hit along the floor to start with. If they have held onto the ball they throw it back to the coach whilst moving to the second cone. Again they touch it and then dive away to make a save. Continue through all of the cones.

Progression 1- Moving diagonally forwards but with balls served in the air at mid height.

Progression 2- Moving diagonally backwards with balls along the floor.

Progression 3- Moving diagonally backwards with balls served in the air.

Coaching points - always stay facing the ball, use quick little steps, move both hands together towards the ball where possible.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): activity 2

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Set up sight blockers around the goal area and have shots taken from different positions. This will encourage the goalkeeper to move their feet to make saves and react to shots that they can't see.

Progression 1- hit shots from different start points, out of hands on the volley, on a half volley, from the floor.

Coaching points - make surre that you are square to the shooter, be in the set position after you move into position, quick steps to move around the goal area, move both hands to the ball at the same time where possible.


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Set up a normal sized goal with a smaller goal inside it (use poles). To start with hit a designated number of shots into the smaller goal at any height and direction. If the keeper saves and holds the ball they get 2 points, if they save and parry they get 1 point, if it goes in 0 points.

Always allow the keeper to come back to the middle of the goal.

Progression 1- Use the full goal. The same points system is used.

Coaching points - when you are in the middle of the goal be in the set position with your hands up, in the smaller goal move your feet quickly so that you can remain square to the ball you should be able to make most saves without diving, in the full go have a quick 1 or 2 steps and then make diving saves.


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