Do you have some tips on incorporating my keeper in training?
A couple activities are listed below and more will be added to this question over time and placed in the coaches section to help with keeper training.
The Triangle Goal Shooting Game
Set up a triangular goal in the middle of a 50 x 50 grid.
Play an even sided game with both teams having their own keeper.
Both teams try to score through any one of the three sides of the triangular goal.
It is best to place the goal in the center of a 20 yard in diameter circle, with only the keepers allowed inside the circle.
If the keeper catches the ball, his or her team must take the ball outside of the grid before they may attack again.
Play with 2 balls for real excitement.
Goalkeepers may become attacking players when their team has possession.
Attacking and defending principles of play.
Goalkeeper positioning, shot saving and distribution.
The Shooting Square
Set up game with 4 shooters (A, B, C & D), 4 Servers (corner passers) and 4 "Shaggers" (behind each goal).
Shooters A & B check towards opposite corners of the field, receive a pass from the server, turn and shoot with as few touches as possible.
After their shots are taken, shooters C & D repeat the sequence while A & B get ready to go again.
After a set time, shooters become shaggers, shaggers passers and passers shooters.
Good shooting technique, ankle locked, toe pointed, hit top half of ball, proper follow through, plant foot pointing towards target, etc.
There are many possibilities, use your creativity.
After recieving the ball, shooter passes to a target at the other end of the field, who lays it back to the shooter, who then takes a one time shot on goal.
Play the ball to a server on the sideline who dribbles down the line and crosses it into the shooter.
Shooters and passers play a "give and go".
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