How to Deal With Break-Aways

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter.  Today’s featured activity works on reading the game and dealing with breakaways.

A keeper starts in goal.  There is a forward at the top of the 18 standing in front of a cone (the cone represents a defender). Two servers have balls on an angle

One server starts by playing the ball past the forward.

The forward spins and tries to score.

The keeper will either try to beat the forward to the ball and will slide out to make the save

Or, will stay big and cut down the angle.

Once the play is over, the forward sprints back to the cone, the keeper gets back in goal (while watching the field the entire time) and they start again.

The next time the ball gets served by the other server.

This is an excellent way to work on the keepers reading of the game, decision making and dealing with breakaways.

Have a great day!


By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

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