Making the Recovery Save

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

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

Start with a keeper on the ground with his head at one of the posts (in the diagram below the keeper has a ball in his hands but in this activity he wouldn’t). There is a flag in the middle of the goal and a server near the 12 yard spot with balls.


The keeper gets up quickly and shuffles to the middle flag, touches it and as soon as he touches it, the server shoots toward the corner.


The keeper dives and makes the save.


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As soon as the save is made, the keeper gets up and slides to the middle cone and does the same thing again.

This is done a total of 10 times, as quickly as possible and then the keeper takes a short break and then does the same thing in the other direction from the opposite post.

In a short period of time, a keeper can work on quick recovery, footwork, balance and fitness, then they take a short break and do it again in the other direction.

Have a great day!


By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

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