Drill For Parries and Break-Aways

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on parries, quick recovery and breakaways.

Start with a keeper in goal, one server on an angle 15 yards out with a few balls and a second server on a similar angle on the other side, also with balls.


The first server starts by shooting toward the far post.


The keeper dives and makes the save by parrying the ball wide


As soon as the ball is parried away the second server starts in on a breakaway


When the time is right, the keeper goes down and makes the save

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The situation we are trying to recreate is the hard shot to the far post, parried for the save and then the keeper having to get up quickly to make the second save (since the parry will most likely stay in play).

Do this 5 times from each side.

Have a great day!


By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

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