Goalkeeper Warm-Up Drills

Goalkeeper Warm-Up Drills

Goalkeepers need to be in great shape and prepared to defend every inch of the net behind them during the course of a long game. That means practices have to be productive to prepare you for game day. Here are four warm-up drills with video that you can do to get prepared for your session.

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Building Goalkeeper Confidence

Building Goalkeeper Confidence

In this article, coach Colin Smith introduces us to his thoughts on confidence building for goalkeepers (and players in general) and the challenges parents deliver on a daily basis. Whether you’re a professional goalkeeper or an Under 7 in a mini soccer match the pressure and expectation to make the right decision at the right time is the same.

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Team Games for Training Your Goalkeeper

Team Games for Training Your Goalkeeper

The key is to integrate your goalkeeper with the team. This can be done right from the warm-up phase of training. Watch a preview and get the full outline of this team games for training goalkeepers session from Tony DiCicco & Deb Raber that was presented at the 2016 Soccer Champions Coaches' Clinic.

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Shooting Games for Strikers and Goalkeepers

Shooting Games for Strikers and Goalkeepers

This is a 2 zone game (stay within your own half) played on a 36 x 44 yd field. The 3 with the ball can play into their teammate on the attacking half or look to shoot from distance. Evolve to allowing one attacking player from the defensive zone to go forward. Lots of saving and diving required.

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Finishing Game 8v8 (4v4 with 4 wide)

Finishing Game 8v8 (4v4 with 4 wide)

This is a finishing and crossing game. It is 4v4 with 4 teammates on the outside. The outside players on the attacking half can dribble in and create 3-goal options. The attacking player on the defensive half must serve the penalty area. Goalkeeper communication and ball winning is highlighted.

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