Theme this week: Goal Keeping
-we will look at the role and positioning of the goal keeper (review this with players)
-using hands and catching properly idea of scooping and locking the box
-rolling the ball, throwing, punting out after save (reminding that rolling is easiest to control
Below a series of one minute videos on the techniques:
Bowling technique and scooping and locking the box
Over arm throw
Warm up: GK ball (10 min)
two teams working on throwing & rolling and the pick up lock box
3 sec with ball, cannot run with ball
either two goals on either end of 20x30 grid or so or make 5 small goals
***look at progression for your age group too
Agility: focus on side shuffle without crossing feet the first two drills after the game work on agility with goalie skills too if you want to incorporate these please do
Game: Large grid, one goal made with cones in the middle with goalie (who is neutral) they always roll ball out. To score must go through the cones and beat goalie. Change goalie often.
The players can pass anywhere in the grid, attempting to get goalie to move and thus get best shooting angle
Basket catch drill in pairs
Ladder drill - use cones as ladder rungs it progresses right through to diving, use what you like
GK circle game - basic
Triangle Goal Game
This introduces more movement into the session and we add balls served off the ground. Place three cones or coaching sticks in an equilateral triangle with sides about 6 yards long. 10 yards from each side of the triangle is a server with balls; one keeper is in the triangle. The keeper moves out beyond the cones or sticks to face the first server, who strikes the ball at the keeper. The keeper then quickly moves to the next side of the triangle and saves a shot there, etc. You can do this as a timed activity (who can make the most saves in two minutes) or a counted activity (most saves per a fixed number of shots faced).
The keeper needs to move quickly from one "goal" to the next, finding good position and being ready to face the shot as soon as possible. Ask servers to vary their shots -- on the ground, low or high (but not over the keeper's head). Don't let the fact that the keeper is moving keep them from using proper hand position and getting their body behind the ball.
World Cup style shooting with goalies