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Goalkeeper Fast Hands and reflexes

Goalkeepers reactions need to be sharp when shots are coming from in close. Work on your keepers ability to get something behind the ball even when they might not know much about it

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  • Two goals positioned 90 degrees with a space between. 
  • Server 1 positioned between the near post of each goal with half the balls. 
  • Server 2 diagonally opposite at right angles to both goalkeepers. 
  • Server 3 has the other half of the balls and is positioned diagonally opposite server 1, in the far corner from both goals. 
  • Server 1 plays the ball into server 2 who can play the ball into either goal with a first time shot. 
  • Server 3 then shoots at the goalkeeper who did not get the initial shot from server 2.
  • Keep goalkeepers the same and rotate the servers. 


  • Make sure server 2 plays the ball first time and that server 3 is ready to shoot at the second goalkeeper straight away. 
  • Players not working to retrieve the balls so there is always a good supply.

Coaching points

  • Goalkeeper should always turn in from the post. 
  • Goalkeeper's first movement should be a turn and then step forward into set position. 
  • The goalkeeper should react and not anticipate where the shot is going and not dive if they do not need to. 
  • Check the goalkeepers hand position is not too high or too low so they can deal with the shot.


  • Initially start with service into the goalkeeper's hands and then progress to full shots.
  • Goalkeeper to switch goals after every set so they get used to turning in from each near post.

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