Soccer Drill Demonstration

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Develop your keepers mindset to stay on their feet for as long as possible and to stay big in 1v1?s and make the attacker make a decision.

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  • Goalkeeper starts with the ball and throws it to the attacker
  • Attacker must take a touch and try and get into the end zone to score a goal

Coaching points

  • Start position
  • Front foot or ready position?
  • Decision making of the goalkeeper to come or stay
  • Goalkeeper to delay attacker
  • Lead with hands
  • Is the goalkeeper in line with the ball and do they get into line as the ball is played?


  • Limit the number of touches of the attacker to 3
  • Introduce a time limit of 5 seconds to get into the end zone and score
  • In groups of 3 GK throws the ball to furthest attacker who plays a one two with the server to simulate a through ball

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