Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): DtG (Angled Saves); BtA (Around/Thru) - Foundation Phase - GK Academy (Wk 10)

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Alex Sheppard

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Alex Sheppard
Name: Alex Sheppard
City: Halifax
Country: Canada
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Objective - Introduce basic positional concepts for angled defend the goal situations

Coaching Points

  • Positioning - slightly closer to near post, the angle makes it harder for striker to see far post (I will show you how to demonstrate this)
  • Footwork - Open hips and move laterally into line. Be direct - no semi-circles, no back-peddling


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game - Live Angled Strikes

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Game - Live Angled Strikes (15 mins)

Objective - Expose keepers to a variety of angled strikes in a fun, game-like scenario

  • Two working GKs, two servers
  • Exercise starts by GK playing to one of the servers
  • Exercise is now live, outside servers must shoot from outside of the posts (mark with flats)
  • Rebounds are live, GK must either hold ball or put it out of play before they switch to attack the other goal
Coaching Points
  • Basic positional concepts for angled shots - slightly closer to near post
  • Good set (weight forward, balanced and calm
  • Ready for next action - try and get ball so a safe area, and recover quickly

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Handling Activation - Central to Angled Service

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Handling Activation - Central to Angled Service (10 mins)

Objective - Activate hands while working footwork to move from straight to angled shooting situation

  • 1) Keeper takes central service
  • 2) Keeper opens hips and moves laterally to face angled service
  • 3) Keeper returns to centre and repeats for other side
  • Sets of 3 on each side
Coaching points
  • Efficient and intentional footwork - open hips and shuffle
  • Reinforce set position and handling habits

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Extension Activation - Mixed Footwork w/low extension

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Extension Activation - Mixed Footwork w/low extension (10 mins)

Objective - Work longer depth and angled movements while building ground familiarity

  • 1) GK steps forward for scoop service
  • 2) GK drop step recovery into angle for service
  • 3) GK lateral footwork across for low extension service
Coaching Points
  • Short, dynamic footwork - appropriate for distance (shuffle for short movements, cross-step for longer)
  • Maintain balance with short steps and use of bodyweight
  • Good handling habits on extension - positive angle, hands in front of body, fully extend (don't get elbow jammed)

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Game - 4 Goal Game

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Game - 4 Goal Game (20 mins)

Objective - Expose GKs to a variety of shot stopping scenarios in a fun, competitive, unpredictable environment

  • 1) Coach serves ball to server in grid who can score in any goal
  • 2) All keepers must be prepared and set to face shot
  • 3) Ball is not dead until a keeper has held it, or it leaves the grid
Coaching Points
  • Low set, always following the ball and prepared for any deflection
  • Good positioning on angle - cover your near post!
  • Bravery to control your area
  • Communication to claim loose balls

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