Goalkeeping Drills

The following soccer drills are specifically aimed at improving goalkeeping skills and goalkeeper training. The goalkeeper is often overlooked in training sessions and setting up some specific goalkeeping drills will build confidence and help the goal keeper feel valued.

Players cross the ball in high from different angles and the keeper must catch and throw the ball back.

One player takes shots at a goalkeeper repeatedly using five balls set up around the D. Keeper must cover his angles.

Goalkeeper defends against corner crosses aiming to catch the ball and return it quickly to a wide receiving player.

The ball is crossed in at varying heights and positions and the goalkeeper competes with two defenders to catch the ball.

Two players vs the goalkeeper. They mix it up between passing and shooting direct and the keeper must anticipate and react.

The ball is thrown high in the air and the goalkeeper must catch it high above the head. A good warm up drill.

The ball is fed in on the half volley towards the goalkeepers chest. They must catch safely and return the ball.

Two attackers alternate shooting from different sides of the goal. Keeper must use his feet to get in position for the next shot.

Two players shoot from different sides of the goal aiming to force the goalkeeper to react and change sides quickly.

A number of cones or obstacles are placed in the penalty area. Striker shoots hoping to get a deflection which will force the keeper to react.