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Dealing With Unsighted Shots

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on unsighted shots.

An unsighted shot is one where the keeper doesn’t have direct vision of the ball. In this activity we are going to recreate the situation with the use of dummy’s.

Start with a keeper in goal and a couple of shooters just outside the 18. There is a dummy (some people call them mannequins) in front of the shooter and ball between the shooter and the dummy. The purpose of the dummy is to prevent the keeper from being able to see the ball.


One of the players takes a quick touch to

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