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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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  • 3 servers set up outside of the area on a line, one off to the right, one central and one to the left. 
  • Cone set up on the edge of the goalkeepers box in front of the goal.
  • Servers take turns shooting at goal. 
  • Goalkeepers advance around the cone and then retreat and gets set for saving the shot.

Coaching points

  • To start with servers should be given the instruction they can only score if the ball is below head height with younger goalkeepers. This will stop the servers trying to lob the goalkeeper every time and improve the quality of the service.
  • Servers should hit with pace and not go for height.


Servers to pass the ball before the shot so that the goalkeepers as to make adjustments to the balls position.

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