Goalkeeper Conditioning and Technical Drill

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

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

Start with a rectangle 20 x 6 (the dimensions of the goal box) with a server 15 yards away with a ball.  The keeper starts at one of the front corners.

The keeper starts by running backwards to the back corner, then sliding sideways to the far corner and then sprinting forward to the front corner and then toward the middle to make the save

The keeper makes the save, returns the ball to the server and does the same thing in reverse.  One thing to keep in mind is that the keeper is always facing forward so can see the ball at all times

This is done at full speed for a one minute period.  If you have two keepers have one work and the other rest for a minute and then they switch.  Done at full speed, this is the type of fitness work that a keeper will find beneficial for preparing for games.

Have a great day!


By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

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