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Dealing with Long Shots

Goalkeeper positioning is vital when dealing with shots from long range. Develop your keepers concentration, positioning and movement to be solid behind the speculative efforts

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  • Four service points marked out by coloured cones on the edge of the area.
  • The coach stands behind the goalkeeper with a set of corresponding coloured cones.
  • The coach holds up a cone and the server on that coloured cone takes a shot from distance.

Coaching points

  • Goalkeeper to react and get into line with corresponding server.
  • Goalkeeper to be set in time for the shot. Check how far down the line the goalkeeper is.- Are they leaving too much of an opportunity to be lobbed vs making the goal appear smaller?
  • Awareness of the goalkeeper in relation to the ball and the player with the ball.


  • Vary the type of service.
  • Move coloured areas further away from goal and the server does not play a shot themselves but plays their ball for a server on another coloured cone to take the shot to improve the goalkeepers movement into line.

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