Change of Direction and Diving

Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter.  Today’s featured activity works on explosiveness, change of direction, diving and shot blocking.

Start with a keeper in the center of the goal with a hurdle one yard in front of each post.  The hurdles are facing the sidelines.  A server is at the top of the 18 with some balls

The keeper starts by sliding, side to side, toward one of the hurdles and jumping over it sideways.

As soon as the keeper lands on the outside of the hurdle he immediately jumps back over toward the middle.

Upon landing the server plays a ball to the center of the goal.  The keeper will have to dive and make the save.

The keeper would then get up and do the same thing in the other direction.

The keeper would do this 5 times in each direction.

By adding the movement and the 2 quick jumps before each dive it’s adding in fitness work, explosiveness training, working on change of direction, diving and shot blocking.

Have a great day!


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