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Warmup circuit with jumps and lateral low shots

Warm up Stamina Rolling Catching Movement Coordination Landing Strength Positioning

6 ×

Slalom Poles
4 ×

Mini Net
1 ×

Marker Cones
6 ×

1 ×

The goalkeeper will gain low lateral surface acclimatisation is this drill.

Position the mini net, then about 5 m to the left and right of it set up two slalom poles connected with streamer (be rather generous and use 2,5 m per hurdle, see figures). Position four marker cone groups as illustrated leaving a shooting corridor between the mini net and the coach. 30 cm (1 foot) is great distance between each marker cone.

  1. The left goalkeeper starts by jumping the hurdle and immediately pushes off his left foot... (Figure 1).
  2. ...saving a low ball from the coach served towards the mini net. The jab is behind the ball, the other hand on the ball pushing it "into" the ground (Figure 2).
  3. Immediately after rolling back the ball and the coach stopping it with his foot, the right goalkeeper jumps over his hurdle and then pushes off his right foot (Figure 3).

After rolling back the ball, each goalkeeper goes through his marker cone group with two touches following with a jump over the streamer.

The moment your keepers have had sufficient surface acclimatisation, throw the balls mid-high towards the crossbar of the mini net.

The push off after landing always starts with the foot that is closest to the net, eg. the left goalkeeper pushes of with his left foot (toes pointing slightly diagonal).

Pro-Tip by Peter Rasch

Ensure that your goalkeepers use both hands to save the low lateral shots. The jab (left side = left hand, right side = right hand) is always behind the ball, the other one is on top of it. The ground fixates the ball from below.

Pro-Tip by Roland Rasch

A goal is helpful, but not necessary. It symbolizes a target, but you also set up a target with slalom poles or marker cones.

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