Goalkeeper training drills: Improve your handling

Use this drill from Andrew Sparkes, Swansea City's head of academy goalkeeping, to ensure you keep hold of every shot

Set up 

Position a server roughly six yards from goal with a supply of eight balls. 

More after the break



Server quickly moves along the line, hitting rapid-fire shots straight at the goalkeeper. The goalkeeper has to catch each strike cleanly before discarding the ball and preparing for the next shot. 


Sets 3

How it helps

Challenges goalkeeper to keep their eye on the ball, whilst moving feet swiftly and using the W grip to make each save.

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


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