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STRIKING EAGLES SOCCER CLUB

PO Box 34,

Gilbertsville, NY 13776

E-mail rwingjr@citlink.net

 

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Goalkeeper Training Games

by Chris Ducar, SoccerPlus Goalkeeper School,     www.goalkeeper.com  

Goalkeeper Training Games

Team Possession Warm Up With Goalkeepers

Emphasis: Include goalkeeper in routine warm up, field skills, distribution decisions, handling

bulletOne goalkeeper per team.
bulletX number of passes equals a goal.
bulletRestrictions: Must go through goalkeeper at least once.
bulletIf ball is played to keeper in the air, it must be caught (a drop is a turnover)
bulletIf ball is played on the ground, keeper must use feet only
bulletIf other team is in possession, keeper can win ball breakaway style or intercept passes with hands.

Breakaway Related Training

House of Pain

Emphasis: Patience versus aggression/decision making, field skills, fitness

bulletDuration: 1-2 minutes In a 12 x 12 yard space
bulletPlay 2 v 1 or 2 v 2 + 1
bulletGoalkeeper not in possession must win the ball and switch to possession team.
bulletTeam in possession at the end of time wins.
bulletLoser does a "special" exercise.

In Your Face

Emphasis: Smothering the shot, change of direction/balance, concentration, reaction speed

 

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bulletSet up: one goalkeeper in goal. one out near the penalty spot and one or two strikers about 13 yards away
bulletTwo balls, one placed one step in from the post equal with the 12
bulletStriker starts with back to goal and turns to shoot on goal.
bulletFirst keeper must save/smother the shot. If he/she cannot, second keeper must keep the ball out of the back of the net.
bulletReplace kicked ball with one from ball pile.
bulletThree saves and the keeper is out

The Challenge

Emphasis: Decision making, smothering, point blank shape, transition to attack, field skills, fitness

 

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bulletLarge goals 18 yards apart
bulletBalls in each net, 2 goalkeepers
bulletInitially one keeper acts as striker. Ball is in the center of the field and "striker" places a hand on the ball. Keeper is positioned one "big" step away from the ball.
bulletOnce the "striker" removes the hand from the ball, the game is live.
bulletStriker tries to score Keeper attempts to get possession If keeper gains possession, he/she must place ball on ground (to show control) and then may attack opposite goal if striker misses, keeper gets ball at midfield if keepers saves and it goes out of bounds, keeper gets possession if goal is scored, keeper becomes striker
bulletGame is played until one keeper scores 3 OR With more than two keepers, play winner stays on.

"MLS" SHOOTOUT

Emphasis: Decision making, reading the speed and touch of the striker, getting comfortable coming off the goal line

Great team competition game

bulletOne team attacks, Goalkeepers rotate after each shot
bulletOne on One, striker v. goalkeeper
bulletStriker starts 35 yards away from goal with ball.
bulletOn coaches signal, player heads to goal. Ball must be shot within 5 seconds or it does not count.
bulletEach striker gets one try.

Positional Considerations for balls inside the 18

Three Goal Situation (Three Priorities)

bulletFirst Goal is the actual goal the GK must be patient and remain at the near post in case of a direct shot
bulletSecond Goal is the "goal" defined by the near post to approximately the six yard box the GK is looking to intercept the pass across the 6 to the oncoming striker
bulletThird Goal is the space behind the GK from the center of the goal to the far post the GK must recover using footwork into this space
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