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

Soccer Goalkeeping Drills

Aim: To improve Goalkeeping techniques

Suitable for
: U7’s and upwards

Equipment: Marked area and balls

Organisation:  Play is set up using one goal, one GK, one server, 10 balls. The aim of the drill is for the server to half volley shots straight at the keeper's chest. The chest catch is needed when the shot is right at the keeper, as the ball arrives, the keeper should surround it with his arms, elbows close together to trap it against the chest.

Progressions:

  • Increase / decrease tempo of shots
  • Increase the distance between servers and GK.

Coaching Points

  • Keeper to be on toes all the time
  • Anticipation & awareness
  • Footwork - agility & flexibility
  • Stance - bend the knees to lower the body, head and shoulders up straight. as the ball arrives, the keeper should surround it with his arms, elbows close together to trap it against the chest