Goalkeeper - Down Up Drill

This goalkeeper drill is designed to help goalkeepers get up quickly from the ground and get set for a shot.
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This goalkeeper drill is designed to help goalkeepers get up quickly from the ground and get set for a shot.


Drill Setup

Goalkeeper sits in the center of the goal about 3-5 yards from the goal line. The coach/server should stand about 8-10 yards from the keeper with a supply of balls.

Drill Instructions

On the coaches command, the keeper should quickly stand, set their feet, get into ready position, and catch the ball that is tossed towards the goal by the coach. The keeper immediately returns the ball to the coach and returns to the seated position. Repeat this for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.

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Drill Variations
N/A
Drill Coaching Points
  • Make sure the goalkeeper gets off the ground quickly.
  • Make sure keeper is aware of their position and location in front of the goal.
  • Keeper should get set and ready themselves for the shot quickly.
Equipment
Drill Ages
  • 9 Years Old and Under
  • 10 Years Old and Under
  • 11 Years Old and Under
  • 12 Years Old and Under
  • 13 Years Old and Under
  • 14 Years Old and Under
  • 15 Years Old and Under
  • 16 Years Old and Under
  • 17 +
Soccer Drill Focus
  • Goalkeeping - Soccer Goalkeeping Drills
Soccer Drill Titled: Goalkeeper - Down Up Drill
Tagged: soccer, goalkeeper, goalie, goal tender, gk, keeper, down, up, quickness, set, shot
Published by: Chris Johnson
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