Drill to Improve Footwork and Catching

Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter.  Today’s featured activity works on footwork, fitness and catching.

Start with two cones making up a goal (8 yards apart).  A series of cones are set up starting 5 yards behind the goal.  A server has a few balls 15 yards in front of the goal

The keeper starts by slaloming through each of the cones.  Instead of just going straight the cones are set in a way to also force side by side movement as well (to make this easier, assume the arrows are showing the keeper going between each cone)

When the keeper gets to the goal, the server plays a ball in for the keeper to save

Once the ball is saved the ball gets returned to the keeper.  Depending upon the number of keepers training you have a couple of options now.  If it’s just one or two keepers have the keeper who just made the save go backwards back through the cones, slaloming each cone.

If there are more keepers, in order to speed up the process have the keeper sprint backwards to the start without going through each cone.

You can change the configuration of the cones to spread them out further, make them closer, change directions more etc.  This is a great way to work on footwork, fitness and catching.

Have a great day!


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