Diving With Strong Hands

Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter.  Today’s featured activity works on diving, coming forward and strong hands.

A keeper starts on a line with the coach facing him 5 yards away with a medicine ball in his hands.  There is another line 18 yards away.

The coach drops the medicine ball slightly out in front and the keeper has to dive and make the save before the ball hits the ground.  This is going to force the keeper to dive forward (note this doesn’t mean do a forward dive but rather attack the ball) in order to get to it quickly.

The coach then backs up a bit, the keeper gets up and returns the ball and they do this again until they get to the other end line.  The coach would alternate sides so the keeper dives to his right one time and then to his left.

When they get to the end line, the keeper sprints backwards back to the original line and then rests while the next keeper takes his turn.

This is an excellent way to work on diving, attacking the ball and by using a medicine ball it adds an element of strength training in as well

Have a great day!


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