We think it’s better to vary the ball and not only have it against the direction of movement. This stops the goalkeeper from getting used to the movements.
We’ll put up two poles; of course, you can also train in the goalposts. The goalkeeper positions himself on the goal line, does a backwards roll, and then tries to save the ball that the coach kicks or throws. The roll alternates to either side.
- Forward roll
- Start slowly and increase the tempo towards the end
- Good timing
Organisation of the training exercise
Category: Advanced training, Youth training, Seniors
Minimum group size: One goalkeeper + one supporting player
Maximum group size: One goalkeeper + one supporting player
Materials required: Enough balls, 1 goal or goal made of poles
Field size: Distance depending on the strength of the shots.