Explosiveness, Diving and Changing Angles

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter.  Today’s featured activity works on explosiveness, diving and changing angles.

Start with a keeper in goal two servers at the top of the 18 with balls and 6 hurdles in a line in front of the keeper (around 1-1.5 yards apart).


The keeper starts by jumping over the first hurdle and making a save from one of the servers.



The keeper then gets up and quickly goes back to the middle and jumps over the next hurdle.


The other server plays a ball and the keeper dives to make the save.


Each time the keeper makes the save he gets back up and jumps over the next hurdle till getting to the end.

Not only is the keeper working on fitness, explosiveness and diving but he is having to adjust to the angle.  For example, the first shot might require him to make an extension dive to save a ball in the upper corner but the 6th shot will be from a distance much closer to the keeper so while it will come quicker, the range will be much less.  The keeper must react accordingly.

When a keeper gets through all 6 shots, the next keeper begins while the first keeper rests.

Have a great day!


By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

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