Goalkeeper - Arc Drill 1

This goalkeeper drill is designed to focus on proper footwork, stance, and movement along the goalkeeper arc.

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Scatter 10 to 12 soccer balls within the penalty area with the keeper in goal.


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

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

Coaching Points

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

Drill Target Ages

  • U9, U-9, Under 9, 9 and Under
  • U10, U-10, Under 10, 10 and Under
  • U11, U-11, Under 11, 11 and Under
  • U12, U-12, Under 12, 12 and Under
  • U13, U-13, Under 13, 13 and Under
  • U14, U-14, Under 14, 14 and Under
  • U15, U-15, Under 15, 15 and Under
  • U16, U-16, Under 16, 16 and Under
  • U17 and Older

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Soccer Drill Titled: Goalkeeper - Arc Drill 1
Tagged: goalkeeper, keeper, goalie, soccer, drill, goalkeeper arc, arc, training
Published by: Chris Johnson
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