By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.
Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter. Today’s featured game works on saves hit low and at you.
One of the most difficult saves for a keeper to make is the low hard shot either right at them or slightly to their side. The challenge is getting down quickly and holding onto the ball, if at all possible. It gets even more difficult if the ball skids right before getting to the keeper. This game helps keepers prepare for these situations.
Start with two keepers 10 yards apart (the distance can be changed if needed) each in the middle of a 2 yard wide goal. One keeper starts with a ball in their hands.
The keepers try to score by throwing the ball toward the other goal. The ball must be