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Goalkeeper Footwork Drills

The best keepers in the world use their feet to make saves and to always be in the right position. Their agility and bounce comes from the timing and accuracy of their footwork. Work your keepers with this session.

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  • Cones are placed on angle opposite server 1
  • Goalkeeper performs footwork and receives a volley or throw into hands.
  • Then travels over the hurdle and steps into tophand save from server 2

Coaching points

  • Is it appropriate to use top hand? Is the amount of steps correct to allow full coverage?
  • Coach must show the goalkeeper the correct way to land the dive safely
  • Younger players may have difficulty hitting the top corner, therefore the coach could do the service or the ball can be thrown. Alternatively, have a server holding a stationary ball for the goalkeeper to get used to the technique


  • Server 2 plays the ball along ground and then progresses to get the goalkeeper into top hand save.

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