Goalkeeper training drills: Pre-match warm up

Use this drill to get yourself ready to impress in the big game

Set up

Make an L shape with three poles, giving you two makeshift goals. The goalkeeper moves between the two goals, receiving balls from server eight to 10 yards away. 

More after the break

 

Action

The goalkeeper receives a pass from server 1 and plays it straight back to him, one touch. Server 1 passes the ball to server 2, while the goalkeeper moves to the other goal to face server 2. The goalkeeper then receives a pass from server 2 and again plays it back one touch, before the cycle starts again. Another cycle involves the goalkeeper receiving a volley from server 1. He catches the ball and throws it back, before moving to the other goal to receive a volley from server 2.

 

Reps: 8 passes/volleys per goalkeeper (four from each server)

Sets: 3-5

 

How it helps 

Works on the technical aspects of short passing and also aids a goalkeeper’s handling technique from close range.

 

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

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