Goalkeeper training drills: Become a super shot-stopper

Have the agility, reaction speed and dexterity to save any shot thanks to this drill from Andrew Sparkes, Swansea City's head of academy goalkeeping

Set up
Position server 1 12 yards away from goal, with two balls. Have server 2 stand on the byline, six yards from the near post, with one ball.
 
Action  
Server 1 shoots low for the goalkeeper to save. The goalkeeper then gets up quickly ready for the next ball from server 1, which is a medium/high shot with power that he deflects away. The third ball is then cut back by server 2 from the byline, for server 1 to shoot on goal.
 
Reps: 3 variations of shots per round
Sets: 5-8
 
How it helps
Allows the goalkeeper to practise dealing with three different types of shots that he will need to save during a game - one of them could be the match-winning stop.

Andrew Sparkes is the Head of Academy Goalkeeping at Swansea City. Follow @andrewsparkes1 @swansofficial @swans_academy

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