Goalkeeper - Arc Drill 1

Chris Johnson 121,509 Views Rating 4 (43 Reviews)

This soccer goalkeeper drill focuses on the keeper's proper footwork, stance, and movement along the goalkeeper arc.

Soccer Drill Diagram: Goalkeeper - Arc Drill 1

goalkeeper, keeper, goalie, soccer, drill, goalkeeper arc, arc, training

This soccer goalkeeper drill focuses on the keeper's proper footwork, stance, and movement along the goalkeeper arc.
Drill Setup

  1. Place the keeper in a full-size goal.
  2. With cones or pennies, create the keeper arch for the keeper's visibility.
  3. Scatter 10 to 12 soccer balls within the penalty area.
Drill Instructions

  1. The server should move quickly from ball to ball and shoot the ball on target.
  2. Instruct the goalkeeper to shuffle along the goalkeeper's arc, an arc 2-6 yards from the goal, and stay positioned between the ball and the goal along the arc.
  3. After saving the shot, the keeper should reset and prepare for the next shot.
Drill Variations

  • Alternate between 2 servers alternating between each shot. This will challenge the keeper to move quickly from side to side along the arc to cut off the shooting angle.
Drill Coaching Points

  • The goalkeeper should keep their body positioned between the ball and the goal
  • The keeper should never get caught on the goal line - they should stay 2-6 yards from the goal at all times
  • The keeper should shuffle along the arc while not crossing their feet
  • The goalkeeper should move quickly
  • The keeper should have good hands when catching the shot.
Soccer Drill Skill Focus

Top Rated Soccer Drills


7v7 Scrimmage

Chris Johnson 107,614 Views Rating 4.4 (5 Reviews)
It's always good to finishing a soccer training session with a 7 vs. 7 scrimmage to focus on team play.

Sharks and Minnows

Chris Johnson 472,927 Views Rating 4.3 (166 Reviews)
The Sharks and Minnows dribbling drill focuses on using the body to protect the ball by placing their body in between the ball and the defender.

1v1 Diamond Shooting Drill

Chris Johnson 361,945 Views Rating 4.3 (10 Reviews)
Spice up your shooting combination drill by finishing with a 1v1 to goal. Add a fun little twist, and the kids love it.

Pirates of the Pugg

John Bychok 619,391 Views Rating 4.27 (384 Reviews)
This drill is an excellent drill for younger players ages 8-11 and focuses on dribbling technique in traffic which requires vision and awareness.

Alien Tag Soccer Game

Chris Johnson 279,334 Views Rating 4.27 (11 Reviews)
Alien tag is a great Under 4 soccer game for 3, 4, 5, and 6 year-olds. Your kids will like flying around and crashing in their spaceship.

4v4 Soccer to a Small Gate

Chris Johnson 194,276 Views Rating 4.24 (75 Reviews)
4v4 in soccer is the smallest game focusing on all aspects of a full sided soccer match.

The Flag Game - Dribbling in Tight Spaces

Chris Johnson 157,741 Views Rating 4.23 (48 Reviews)
The flat game soccer drill is designed to focus on young soccer players learning to dribble in tight spaces.

Four Corners Passing Game

Chris Johnson 663,928 Views Rating 4.2 (284 Reviews)
The Four Corners Soccer Passing Game is a great soccer passing drill to focus on changing the point of the attack, and timing of runs and passes.

1v1 Competition

Chris Johnson 277,885 Views Rating 4.2 (147 Reviews)
This drill is great to focus on 1v1 play. It is flexible and can be used to work on the offensive side or the defensive side.

Ouch!

Chris Johnson 619,442 Views Rating 4.18 (268 Reviews)
A FUN soccer drill for younger players (U6, U7, and U8) to introduce dribbling, looking up and correctly striking the ball at a target.