Strikers and goalkeepers work well together in threes. This quick, shooting soccer drill keeps your goalkeeper on his toes and helps your strikers find the best place to put their shots to beat the opposition keeper.
Setting up the soccer drill
Use a small area with two cones for goal posts in this drill. You can vary the width of the goal to test shooters and the goalkeeper. You need lots of balls and someone to retrieve the wayward ones!
1. The first player takes a shot at the goalkeeper.
2. The goalkeeper tries to save, immediately gets up and turns around ready for the other player to shoot.
Extend the soccer drill
- Make it more difficult for your goalkeeper by making him stand next to a post before each shot.
- Reduce or increase the size of the goal.
- Add a player to follow shots in and put pressure on your goalie.
Key soccer coaching tips
Tell your attackers to shoot often and shoot quickly so they really make the keeper work hard. Get them to shoot hard and low near the goalkeeper’s body and into the corners to force him to adapt. Tell your goalkeeper to be on his toes. It is down to you, the coach, to make sure his shot-stopping skills are good.
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