Designed to build goalkeeper's abilities and confidence in this situation AND to help
field players to become confident in the abilities of their goalkeeper in these critical
1/2 field, 6-8 balls, group of keepers (8-12) Ball served by coach to
defender who chases ball toward goal. Light pressure from attacker initially. Goalkeeper
is given a wide target option or can choose a long clearance
Coaching points: Communication: Commands "back" "turn out",
"turn in" "away" Starting Position
Recognizing types of pressure First time clearance? Time to prepare and play to
teammate? Distance/time requirements and consideration
Role of the defender: Peel out wide for support, Obstruct attacking run. Handling a
chest or head pass.
If ball is kicked by keeper into striker, keeper may now handle the ball. Progress to
point where decision making is more difficult by playing balls that are not to the
advantage of the defender and remove restrictions from attacker.