Set up a line of several small cones near the 18 yard line. Place two smaller goals towards the left and right side line outside of the penalty box. One goalkeeper in the goal, one goalkeeper next to the row of cones. Goalkeeper 1 goes through the cones with a variety of agility movements and catches the high ball thrown by the trainer. After the catch, the goalkeeper puts the ball on the ground and shoots at the goal. Goalkeeper 2 deals with the ball and distributes the ball in one of the two empty goals with a throw, roll or pass. Goalkeepers switch position after certain amount of actions.


Goalkeepers earn a point for making the save and a point for throwing, passing or rolling the ball into a small goal. How many points after 6 turns?


Improve the ability of the goalkeeper to deal with a high ball, deal with shots and to distribute the ball with hands and feet.


Supply of balls, cones, one large goal and two small goals.

Coaching Points:

Catching High Balls:

  • Be in the correct starting position.

  • First recognize the flight of the ball, before going to the ball. Don't start moving too early. 

  • Keep eyes on the ball.

  • Hands start at the hips, move towards the ball and make the last step before the jump large. 

  • When the ball comes from the left, bring up right knee. When the ball comes from the right, bring up the left knee. 

  • Reach out for the ball and catch the ball at the highest point. Stretch out arms.

  • On catch, hands behind and on side of the ball, fingertips on top of the ball. 

  • After the catch keep the ball above the head or bring the ball to the chest and enclose and secure it.

Dealing with Shots:

  • Move into the correct spot; in front of the goal and on the imaginary line that runs from the center of the goal to the ball.  
  • Get into the correct stance at the moment of the shot and react with the proper action.

  • Fall, dive, front smother, or overhand or underhand catch.


  • Rolling the ball: Make the last step big, tuck ball in wrist and bring hand and ball far back and step forward with opposite foot. When releasing the ball, the hand should almost touch the ground. Keep the roll flat, no bounces. After the release the hand should point to the target. 

  • Passing the ball: Pass the ball with the inside or top of the into the small goal. When passing through the air, get the foot under the ball. When passing over the ground pass the ball in the heart.  Plant standing foot into the right position next or behind the ball. 

  • Throwing the ball: Tuck the ball in the wrist, bring arm backwards and step forward with opposite foot. Bring stretched arm forward, do not bend elbow, but keep arm straight. Don't throw the ball like in baseball. Release the ball at the right moment: keep ball fairly straight, no big loop through the air. Finish throw with throwing hand pointing to the target.   


  • Call out 'KEEPER' when going for the cross and high ball. 


  • Heels should not touch the ground, pump your arms, don't hunch over, be fairly straight up. 

Goals Required: 
One, large
Balls Required: 
Players Required: 
Several GKs