Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on reading the touches on breakaways.
Goalkeepers tend to work on the technique and footwork for breakaways but just as important is reading the opponents touches. Frequently the breakaway opportunity comes about real quickly.
An example of a typical way keepers might work on breakaways is to have a player start 30-40 yards out and dribble in at speed.
In order to control the speed, we can add a chasing defender which will force attacker to go fast.
To make it even more difficult for the keeper, we can add multiple attackers from multiple angles. Now we have 4 potential attackers, two potential defenders and a server with a ball.
Another option for this is to have a 4 v 2 possession game played in the middle of the field and as soon as the attacking team makes 3 passes, any of them can go on a breakaway at any time
Have a great day!