Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Goalkeeping Handling

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Joshua Rodezno, Adult Member

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Joshua Rodezno
Name: Joshua Rodezno
City: Santa Barbara
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Footwork

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Footwork (10 mins)

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

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): GK Toss Warmup

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GK Toss Warmup

Organization: All players in a grid with the exception of one player have a ball

Instructions:

Players will move around the grid, throwing the ball underhand serving to an open player with the ball, in a variety of different heights.

Coaching Points:

Players throwing the ball must throw with accuracy and some pace to help the other players with their technique.

Proper selection of catching technique

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Ground Ball Pickups

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Ground Ball Pickups

Organization: Balls scattered inside of the area, players start outside of the area

Instructions: On coaches signal keepers go into the area and scoop the ball from the floor, and place ball back on the floor and move onto another ball. Keepers try to scoop as many balls as possible in a set period of time. To make sure that the keepers are properly securing the ball, they must after they secure the ball put the ball on the back of their neck and then they can put it back on the floor.

Coaching Points:

-Proper technique to secure the ball with the moving ground ball pickup (pinkies together, behind and under the ball, arms in "railroad tracks" position)

-Keepers should not stop when picking up the balls, but instead bend at the needs and move through the ball as they gather underneath the ball.

Progressions:

Take away balls so that each keeper has to compete to get to the balls.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 4

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Screen 4

Organization: Players get into groups of three with 2 player on the outside of the 5 yard wide goal with balls, one keeper in the middle

Instructions: Ball will be served into the keeper in the middle, they must set and use proper technique to secure the ball. Immediately after the save, they must turn to have the opposite player serve them a ball.

Coaching Points:

Proper service from the servers to help the keeper in the middle

Proper choice of catching technique (above the waist "W" catch, below the waist is a basket catch)

Getting into set position as soon as possible

Progressions:

Add in ground ball for ground pickups


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shots on Goal

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Shots on Goal

Organization: 2 lines on the posts of the goal, 3 cones 3 yards apart for each line (6 cones total)

Instructions: GK from 1 line runs forward through cone, and backpedals through the cones once they are at the last cone they set and a ball is volleyed at them at a variety of different heights to make sure they able to react and choose the appropriate catching technique. The next line goes immediately after the previous line has made a save.

Coaching Points:

Choosing the proper technique to secure ball (W, basket, moving ground pickup)

Move towards the ball at all times

Get into set position as quick as possible

Progressions:

Have 1 line that will make their way through both sides and catch 2 balls

Make into a contest amongts the teams


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