Football/Soccer Session (Advanced): Reaction Saves

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Ben James
Name: Ben James
City: Stone
Country: United Kingdom
Rank: Elite – 4 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Reaction Movements

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Reaction Movements
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Reaction Movements

The server starts very close to the goalkeeper and throws the ball randomly to the top left or right above the goalkeepers head for the goalkeeper to push away. This can be moved downwards for a high diving save, or low diving save.

For advanced goalkeepers all 4 (left right up down) can be used to really test your goalkeepers reactions.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Mini Goal 1v1Reaction Saves

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Mini Goal 1v1Reaction Saves

The goalkeeper must leave the goal and head onto the line between the cones. Once at this line the server will try to pass the ball past the goalkeeper.

The goalkeeper needs to stay low at all times. This allows the low reaction save rather than a full movement.

This can be progressed so the goalkeeper starts on one of the cones facing out before turning in.

The ball can be bounced into the goal

The ball can be kicked in the air for the save


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Forward Save

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Forward Save

The goalkeeper and server pass the ball while sidestepping and moving backwards. At some point the server will drop their ball rather than throwing it back. When this happens the goalkeeper must pounce on the ball.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Close Range Reactions

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Close Range Reactions

When server 1 passes the ball to server 2 the practice starts. Server 1& 2 should be far enough out that the pass cannot be intercepted but is still close enough to produce a reaction save.

Server 1 passes the ball to server 2. As this pass is made the goalkeeper needs to turn and get into line for a first touch shot from 2.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Multi Attackers

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Multi Attackers

All three servers have footballs and fake throwing their ball.

The coach (stood behind the goalkeeper so the GK cant see him) holds up a number relating to which server is being used.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Shoot or Charge

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Shoot or Charge

1 and 2 pass the ball between each other, at some point the coach (1) will either place pass to the side for (2) to chase down and stop going between the gates to the side, or place a firm pass that (2) will leave for (3) to react to.


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