Goalkeeper training drills: Cover your angles

Be ready to face shots from all directions using this drill from Andrew Sparkes, Swansea City's head of academy goalkeeping

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. 

More after the break

 

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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