Muddy pitch warm up drill for goalkeepers

If the pitch is muddy, use this soccer drill to warm-up your goalie's feet as well as their hands because in these conditions it is the goalkeeper's footwork that will often be the deciding factor when the ball is played.

Soccer drill set-up

  • Ask two of your players' parents to help run the warm-up drill, while you take the rest of your team for a different warm-up.

  • Put two cones five yards in front of a goal in the centre, four yards apart creating three ‘goals’.

  • There are one goalkeeper and two players or helpers in the drill.

  • First helper passes to the goalkeeper in the middle goal, who must pass firmly back with their right foot.

  • The goalkeeper then moves to the ‘goal’ on their right to save a shot from the second helper.

  • The goalkeeper then moves back to the centre goal to play a pass with their feet and so on. After five shots to the right, the goalkeeper must then move to the goal area on their left.

  • You want to see the goalkeeper moving quickly between the goals in this soccer drill. They must keep their hands and head steady.

  • Get your goalkeeper to be on their toes ready to react to the ball.

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