Making a Save, Then Saving the Rebound

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter.  Today’s featured activity works on a keepers recovery

Start with a keeper on the ground, as if they just dove and made the save but couldn’t hold onto the ball (in the diagram below, it shows the keeper with the ball in his hands but that is just a limitation of the graphics).  A field player is around 12 yards out and a server is on the goal line with a ball.

The server plays a ball out to the field player (which recreates the rebound off of the keeper, a defender or the goal)

The keeper must quickly get to his feet, dive and make the save

The ball then gets played back to the server and the keeper starts from that position and does the same again

This continues for 10 saves.

It would be wonderful if a keeper could always make a save and hold the ball but the reality is that isn’t the case so it’s important to work on the keeper making the recovery save as well.

Have a great day!


By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

About the Author

Leave a Reply 0 comments