Reactions and Covering Balls

Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter.  Today’s featured activity works on reactions and covering balls.

Start with a 10 x 10 grid.  A keeper starts on one end line, in the ready position, and a server starts on the other end line with a ball in his hand

The server starts by throwing the ball straight down onto his feet.  This will cause the ball to take a weird bounce.

The keeper must smother the ball before it leaves the grid

The keeper than returns the ball and goes back to the end line to start again.  This activity forces the keeper to read the bad bounce and react accordingly.

The next step in this progression is the same thing but now, as the keeper is trying to get to the ball and smother it, the server is chasing it down and trying to beat the keeper to the ball.


Have a great day!


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