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Goalkeeper training drills: Cover your angles

Set up

Mark out two small goals, side by side. A server stands in front of each goal, 12 to 15 yards away. The two servers have four balls each. 

 

Action

A coach stands in between the two servers and points to the server he wants to shoot at goal. The goalkeeper must quickly get himself in position in the relevant goal – but the coach can change his mind and immediately point to the other server instead, forcing the goalkeeper to change direction quickly.

 

Reps: 8 balls per set

Sets: 3-5

 

How it helps

Improves the goalkeeper’s ability to change direction rapidly, while remaining balanced and ready to face a shot. 

 

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

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