Organizing the Defense In Front of You

Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on shot blocking, reading the game, organizing the defense and positioning.

Start with a keeper in goal and a second keeper in a goal at the top of the 18. The field is made up on the 18.

There are 5 players attacking the big goal and 2 players defending.

The five attacking players need to make 5 passes before they can go to goal. The two defending players are trying to prevent the 5 passes while also trying to keep them as far from goal as possible.

The keeper in the big goal is moving constantly preparing for a shot at any time (the keeper is to play “honestly” and not base their positioning on the offense needing 5 passes). At the same time he is also organizing his defense to keep the balls out of the middle and away from goal.

If the two defenders win the ball, or if the keeper makes a save they attack the other goal and have no restrictions.

This is a great way for a keeper to get a lot of shots, work on organizing the defense and also work on footwork

Have a great day!


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