Goalkeeper - Side-to-Side

This goalkeeper soccer drill focuses on the goalkeepers side shuffle (side-to-side) movement as well as quickly getting up from the ground recovering from a dive.
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This goalkeeper soccer drill focuses on the goalkeepers side shuffle (side-to-side) movement as well as quickly getting up from the ground recovering from a dive.


Drill Setup

Start with the goalkeeper shuffling side to side from post to post in the goal along the goal line.

Drill Instructions

On the coaches command, the keeper should drop to the ground in a push-up position and quickly jump back to set position. The coach should toss a ball to the goalkeeper who should catch the ball and repeat. Continue for approximately 1 minute and rest.

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Drill Variations
  • Instead of tossing the ball, serve the ball into the goalkeeper.
Drill Coaching Points
  • Keeper should shuffle quickly without crossing feet
  • Keeper should get up quickly, get feet set and get ready for shot
  • Keeper should stay on toes leaning forward slightly when set in order to quickly react to throw.
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 - Side-to-Side
Tagged: goalkeeper, keeper, goalie, soccer, drill, side-to-side, movement, quickness, shuffle
Published by: Chris Johnson
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