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How can I work on my weak side diving?

I'm a goalkeeper and I played my first game of the season and it went fairly well but I conceded a goal on my weak side and realized how much I really need to work on it so does anyone have any suggestions?

Hi Rafael,

Just keep practicing to make it perfect. It's good that you have identified that your weak side so that you can work on it in training. I would definitely focus on making saves on your weak side in training until you feel it's up to a similar level of your better side. This is a great drill to use to work on the saving technique and ingraining the movement for your weak side into your muscle memory so it becomes a natural movement in matches. I hope this was helpful!

Matt

Low Dive Movement

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  • Without the ball goalkeeper step into low dive position and get used to landing the dive safely.
  • Show technique for landing ball close to the body in low dive
  • GK starts behind the cones- Forward round the cones and back for a shot close to body

Note:

  • Lower the body position in readiness for the low shot
  • Lower the hands and make step with leading foot pointing out at around 45'
  • Push of with nearest foot and attack the dive with nearest hand first

 


Coaching Points:
  • React to the service do not dive too early
  • Get hands to the same height of ball as soon as you can and watch the ball on to the hand
  • If a hard shot nearest hand first then secure- Nearest hand behind, following hand on top and ball touching the floor
  • Get GK to step round the front of the cone and then back through to increase forward momentum

 

 

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