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Soccer goalkeeper training drills for youth and advanced keepers. Learn about goal kicks, catching, footwork, angles, how to dive, be the best on crosses, leadership and mentally prepare for games and more. Soccer goalie training videos by keeperstop goalkeeper clinics and the best coaches from around the world.
When a goalkeeper utilizes an inside step to make a save from a closer shot it increases a goalkeepers quickness, range, and power . Bigger steps outside shoulder width can be problematic for quicker reaction saves from shots 14 yards or closer since they are bigger movements and take more time. The inside step for low diving is another technique to master to load and react quicker with the most power possible from cutbacks or headers. Watch the pros dive during closer range shots.
When and how to dive for a shot for a goalkeeper is easy in theory. There are tons of highlight videos demonstrating diving techniques. Diving comes down to controlling the body and the ball. The collapse dive goalkeeper training session introduces drills and coaching points to reinforce proper techniques from a cognitive goalkeeper warm up to more game realistic shot and save scenerios for youth goalies.
Low diving drills and techniques for developing goalkeepers. Use as a warm up or develop timing and control for youth soccer goalies.
Great soccer goalkeeper training session by Tony DiCicco, Former Womens National Team Head Coach, NSCAA Goalkeeping Academy is the Founder and Technical Director of SoccerPlus Goalkeeper School. Session topic is Coaching the Goalkeeper to Make Point Blank Saves. Session address ready position and saving shape; angles; time and courage; diving, and second saves. Really fun and challenging goalkeeper drills for soccer goalies to develop courage and make quick decisions under pressure
I get asked all the time about putting goalkeepers through reaction save situations. This is obviously a very key part of goalkeeping but there are a lot of things that go into being successful at it. Almost anyone can “stop shots” as the basics of it is pretty simple and easy. However, a true goalkeeper is very efficient and clean technically. So when they are forced to react and make a save, they will do it smoothly and either hold the ball or deflect it out of play/immediate danger.
When a soccer goalie dives to save a shot it is the goalkeepers best effort to get as much as possible behind the ball. Here are a few simple goalkeeper drills to work on the feet getting the hands to the ball and controlling the body.
Reaction Saves with Todd Hoffard is taken from his soon to be released Goalkeeper Handbook that will feature over 80 training sessions for goalkeepers! Available to download or buy through Keeperstop.com
Goalkeeper diving session using the 3 Goal enviroment to illustrate how the goalkeeper is attacking the ball and the finished position. Diving and Angle session was conducted with high school aged goalkeepers. https://www.keeperstop.com/goalkeeper_drills . Maximizing a goalkeepers range and angle starts with proper diving technique.
Here is a video for some Goalkeeper Drills with the SideKick Ball Machine. In this you will learn two phases. Phase 1 is a goalkeeper handling warm up with shots from varying angles. Phase 2 really utilizes the rope in order to highlight whether the goalkeeper is diving forward or back.
By diving on the goalkeepers' side this allows the goalkeeper to protect the body and the goal. There are less sensitive impact zones such as organs or joints on the side of the body. The body and neck absorb the impact with the ground on the side resulting in a softer landing. Diving to get more of the goalkeepers' body behind the ball also helps secure the ball better by allowing two hands to get to the ball. Two hands are better than one and if the ball is in the goalkeepers' hands the ball could be used to potentially break the decent of the keeper. Diving on a keepers stomach only gets one hand behind the ball, exposes more of the goal, and could lead to injury. Keeperstop.com YouTube Goalkeeper TV - Soccer Goalie Diving Posture