Complete Coaching Guide for Central Alberta

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Footwork

The importance of proper footwork cannot be overstated. In a game situation, the ball is moving quickly to different areas, so the keeper must be light on their feet!


Distribution

When you don't have the ball, you are a defender. When you have the ball, what are you? - An attacker! Train your keepers on how to distribute the ball using one and two touch drills with a focus on accuracy!

Handling

Sessions with a focus on the importance of ball control


There are several drills that you can run with your goalkeepers during a regular training session. Once we start getting into the older age groups and players are developing a more concentrated interest in goalkeeping, it is beneficial to run some additional goalkeeper sessions separate from team training sessions. This allows more of a focus on the specific skill-set relevant to your goalkeepers.

Goalkeeper sessions