Making a Save When Screened

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on diving, shot blocking and reactions when screened.

Start with 4 keepers in a line 1 yard apart and a server 10 yards from the front keeper with balls. Each keeper is assigned a number.

gk208aThe server starts by calling a number and then playing a ball on the ground to the side of the keepers. The keeper whose number is called is the only one who can move to make the save. In the diagram below, the server calls 3


If the server calls 1 the first keeper makes the save


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The front keepers have the advantage of being able to see the ball being struck but they are closer so have to react quicker. The back keepers are further away so they have more time to react but have people in their way so it’s more difficult to see the shot.

Each keeper should get a turn to save balls from each side at each position so everyone will have a turn in the 1,2, 3, and 4 positions.

Have a great day!


By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

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