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Goalkeeper Distribution Training Progression with additional emphasis on catching and diving. Courtesy of International Goalkeeper Coaches Conference and Andrew Sparkes.
Keeperstop.com Youtube video links that progression a developing goalkeeper through different catching and distribution drills.
Goalkeeper Drill 1: Simple and effective bowling distribution exercise with both hands. Goalkeeper recovers in line for a volley. Goalie should focus on quality distribution and then finding the correct line with the server
Progression 2: Goalkeepers distribute to opposite side, find proper angle, and are in ready position early for a shot. Serving goalkeepers working on distribution as well.
Progession 3: Goalkeeper quickly distributes to goal or target. Goalkeeper fights to get into the proper saving position, balanced, with hands ready. Quick step and change of weight over the inside leg helps the body to respond and control the body for the collapse diving save. Leave the save for the next goalkeeper, Restand, and quick footwork out of the way.
Progression 4: Coaching points will still focus on distribution and for this progression low driving saves. Goalkeeper quickly distributes to goal or target with instep or laces. Goalkeeper fights to get into the proper saving position, balanced, with hands ready. Quick step and change of weight over the inside leg to prepare for a low diving save.
Use your imagination for the progressions and goalkeeper training topics you would like to address. Most important be consistent and confident when distributing hands or feet. Control your body and the ball. Experiment and learn from your successes and mistakes.
Goalkeeper Training Courtesy of Andrew Sparkes, Swansea City FC Academy Goalkeeper Coach. Goalkeeper training drills recorded at International Goalkeeper Coaches Conference. Have questions regarding goalkeeper gloves, training equipment, or goalkeeper training contact GK equipment experts at www.keeperstop.com.