Dealing With Shot Blocking and Deflections

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on footwork, fitness, shotblocking and dealing with deflections.

Start with a regular goal and then two other goals made up of cones on angles.


There are two servers and two keepers. One keeper starts in the big goal and one keeper starts in goal 1. The two servers have balls and are 12 yards from the two outside goals.


The server for goal 1 starts by shooting and trying to score on goal 1


The first keeper tries to make the save. If he does, the ball gets returned to the server.


However, if the ball goes through then the second keeper has to make the save to keep it out of the big goal.


The second keeper returns the ball to the original server and then they switch roles for the next server



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The keeper in the big goal has to be aware of deflections and stay on his feet to react accordingly. The keeper in the small goal must make quick reactions since the server is closer to them.

The keepers would take 5 shots in the small goal and 5 shots in the big goal and then they take a short break and then when they start back up, they change roles so they are seeing shots from the other angle.

Have a great day!



By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

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