Goalkeeper training drills: Playing out from the back

Become as comfortable in possession as Edwin van der Sar by using this drill

Set up

The goalkeeper starts with the ball on the six-yard line, with four servers placed 12, 18, 24 and 36 yards away from him. Server 4, who is 36 yards away, can be another goalkeeper.

More after the break

 

Action

The goalkeeper plays low one-two passes with the first three servers and then plays a lofted pass to server 4. Server 4 then repeats the one-two passes with servers 1, 2 and 3 before lofting a pass back to the goalkeeper.

 

Reps: 4 passes per set

Sets: 3-5 sets per goalkeeper

 

How it helps

Improves the goalkeeper’s technical range of passing over various distances, which will help them to successfully play the ball out from the back in game situations.

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

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