Football/Soccer Session (Academy Sessions): Reaction saves

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Michael Burke

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Michael Burke
Name: Michael Burke
City: Stockport
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Organisation (Practice Layout & Transition)

Fast paced reaction work for close range 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Spin in and save

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Spin in and save
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Spin in and save

Goalkeeper starts facing outwards. On shout "GO!" the goalkeeper will turn in and make a save into the opposite corner. 


Three sets of three saves on both sides


Adaptations (Progressions & Regressions):


First set will be hand thrown by the server


Second set will be volleyed service from the server


Third set will be a shot off the floor from the server 



Challenges, Conditions or Targets:

How quickly can the goalkeeper react

Can the head turn first to identify where the ball is travelling

Can the goalkeeper make the relevant save, depending on where the ball is heading


How far off the goal line can the goalkeeper afford to be

Set position of the goalkeeper, will the hands become wider due to the proximity of the serve


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Impeded reaction save

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Impeded reaction save

Goalkeeper starts facing outwards. On shout "GO!" the goalkeeper must turn sharply and make the save


The mannequin placed on the penalty shot is a distraction and it is likely the goalkeeper will see the shot late. How quickly can they react?


Adaptations (Progressions & Regressions):

Server gradually comes closer in. Serving three sets on each cone

Challenges, Conditions or Targets:

Goalkeeper is likely to see the ball late, however must not anticipate where the striker is going and must keep eyes on the ball at all times

How far off the goal line can the keeper afford to be on each set (distance becomes closer as the drill progresses)

Can the goalkeeper maintain a good position and not be distracted by the mannequin

Detect the strike early and get in line with the ball as soon as possible to give themselves the best chance of making the save 


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Roll to server for first time shot on goal

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Roll to server for first time shot on goal

Goalkeeper starts with the ball and feeds a serve into the striker for a first time shot on goal


Adaptations (Progressions & Regressions):

One set of the strike coming between the red cones

One set of the strike coming between the yellow cones

One set of the strike coming between the orange cones 

Challenges, Conditions or Targets:

How quickly can the goalkeeper set after feeding the ball to the striker

Can they identify if they will have time to narrow down or just set and save

Weight and hands forward


Eyes on the ball

Stand up and be brave and decisive 


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