Distribution with the Feet

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on distribution with the feet.

Start with a keeper in goal, a server 30 yards out (with balls), a line of players even with the server and a player out wide on each side.


The server plays a ball back to the keeper, out wide (representing a back pass from a teammate) and the first player in line chases after the ball.


The keeper passes the ball out wide to his teammate and that player dribbles back to the line.


The player who was pressuring the ball takes the spot of the wide player and the server then plays the ball to the other side.


The points of emphasis for the keeper is to receive the ball outside of the goal mouth, look for the simple pass and play toward the players front foot. We want to emphasize safety first and playing the ball in a way to make it as easy as possible for the field player to receive the ball.

You can vary the distance and angle of the players out wide to make the keeper work on different forms of distribution (short hard pass on the ground or longer driven ball etc).

Have a great day!


By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

About the Author

Leave a Reply 0 comments