Forward Roll

Exercise procedure

In the previous exercise, we offered a forward roll as a variation. Since we’re at it, we’ll intensify things and send our goalkeeper over the field. But please don’t overdo it; our goalkeeper needs some breaks to recover.


Simple! The coach or a supervisor runs backwards, the goalkeeper runs forwards across the field. The ball is thrown to the goalkeeper, who catches it and then does a forward roll while holding the ball, before throwing it back to the thrower.


- Inaccurate throws!
- Done run a straight line, mix things up
- Make the distance shorter and longer

Soccer coach tips

- Good timing when throwing the ball to the goalkeeper

Organisation of the training exercise

Category: Advanced training, Youth training, Seniors

Minimum group size: One goalkeeper + one thrower

Maximum group size: One goalkeeper + one thrower

Materials required: One Ball

Field size: -