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How do I train my goalkeepers to pick crosses and play flying balls?

Lateral crosses with defensive or goal-shooting action

Main Anticipation Opening Catching Self-esteem Rolling Throwing Movement Fly balls Courage Decision making Perseverance Standards Strength Imagination Perception Positioning

Net
2 ×

Balls
10 ×

Slalom Poles
2 ×

The goalkeeper learns both how to pick crosses and whether a cross can be reached, or whether the focus should be on the follow-up action. Playing precise crosses is a charming side effect.

Pro-Tip by Peter Rasch

Don't put the goals too far apart. 10 m - a double six-yard box - is a good distance. Now there is a better chance that both goalkeepers will feel an incentive on the cross.


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