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Goalkeeper - Side-to-Side

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Published 5/6/2009 3:18:42 PM
Author: Chris Johnson
Goalkeeper - Side-to-Side

Drill Objective:

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.

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.

Drill Variations

  • Instead of tossing the ball, serve the ball into the goalkeeper.


Titled: Goalkeeper - Side-to-Side
Tagged: goalkeeper, keeper, goalie, soccer, drill, side-to-side, movement, quickness, shuffle
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