Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Goalkeeping Handling

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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): Screen 1

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Screen 1 (10 mins)

Organization:

Set up a 10x10 area with a player on each side. 1 player needs to be in the middle.

Instructions:

The players on the outside throw the ball to each other whilst keeping it away from the player in the middle. If the player in the middle catches the ball they swap places with whoever threw it.

Progressions:

1- If the receiving player drops the ball they swap places with the player in the middle.

Coaching Points:

Hand position when catching the ball, depending on the height that it comes in at.

Move along your side of the square to give easier throwing options for the player with the ball.

Make sure your body is behind the ball when catching (move those feet)


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

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Screen 2 (20 mins)

Organization:

Instructions:

The keeper starts on the outside of the goal. the move across the goal sideways on so that they are always facing the ball. When they are inline with each server they stop, get in the set position and catch a ball that is served to them. They then throw the ball back and move along to the next server.

Progressions:

1- Server 1 passes the ball along the ground across the goal for the keeper to dive at. Server 2 hit the ball along the ground in the direction the keeper has just came from. Server 3 hits the ball along the ground in the direction the keeper was heading. Server 4 hits the ball along the ground back across goal.

2- Server 1 throws the ball in the air across the goal for the keeper to dive at. Server 2 throws the ball in the air in the direction the keeper has just came from. Server 3 throws the ball in the air in the direction the keeper was heading. Server 4 throws the ball in the air back across goal.

Coaching Points:

Correct hand position when catching the ball depending on the height.

When making diving saves move both hands towards the ball at the same time.

Keep the hands facing out towards the ball when making diving saves.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Screen 3

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Screen 3 (20 mins)

Organization:

Set up 2 mini hurdles on one side of the goal and make a small goal (upto half the size of the actual goal) using the post and a cone. The server will need plenty of balls.

Instructions:

The keeper starts on the far side of the mini hurdles. They 2 footed jump over the mini hurdles moving towards the post. They then touch the post and move across the small goal made up of the post and the red cone and make a save that is hit at them to start with.

Make sure to work both sides.

Progressions:

1- After they touch the post and start moving across the goal hit a ball along the ground towards the red cone so that they have to make a low diving save.

2- After they touch the post and start moving across the goal serve a ball in the air at a medium height so that they have to make a diving save.

Coaching Points:

Move across the goal facing the ball.

Have the correct catching technique for the height of the ball.

Move both hands towards the ball at the same time to try and hold on to as many shots as possible.


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

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Screen 4 (15 mins)

Organization:

Set up 2 goals that are 18 yards apart. Set up 2 lines of cones that are 4 yards from each goal so that the shots come from 14 yards out. Make sure that both goals have all the remaining balls equal split between them.

Instructions:

Each goalie takes turns in shooting at the other. If they score they get one point. The keepers must shoot from inside their zone. Shots can be made by throwing or rolling the ball or shooting from the ground.

Progressions:

1- Shots can be taken only from the ground.

2- SHots can be made by only throwing or rolling the ball.

Coaching Points:

Move both hands to the ball at the same time.

Correct catching technique depending on the height of the ball for shots that are at you.

Move across the goal always facing the ball.

Step out towards the ball and push off the leg closest to the ball when making diving saves.


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