Goalkeeper Warm-Up

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter. Today’s featured activity is a simple warm up that works on collapse dives, high balls and footwork.

Start with a keeper and a server. The server is 10 yards in front of the keeper with a ball.


The server throws a ball to the keepers side and the keeper dives to make the easy save

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The keeper gets up and quickly returns the ball to the server



The server then tosses a big ball behind the keeper.


The keeper has to get back behind the ball and then come forward to go up and catch it.


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The keeper then returns the ball and the server plays a ball to the other side for another collapse dive.

This is done 5 times to each side so there are 5 dives to the right, 5 dives to the left and 10 high balls.

This is an easy warm up but there is a nice emphasis on footwork to get back quickly to get up and attack the high ball.

Have a great day!


By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

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