Catching a high ball.

  • Organisation

    The goalkeeper coach positions himself according to the diagram 12-14 Meters in front of the goalkeeper. The balls are with the coach.
  • Process

    : The goalkeeper runs to the coach and catches a ball thrown high. He must catch this at its highest point following a one legged jump from a running position. Order of movements: (1) Set-off and run towards the ball (2) One legged jump (3) Catch the ball at its highest point with stretched out arms (4) Pull the ball towards the chest, land
  • Tip

    - The ball should be caught at its highest point. - The arms have to be stretched out. - The goalkeeper jumps off one leg and bends the other (for protection). - Pull the ball to the chest as fast as possible. - Launch off the balls of the feet. - Take short steps.
  • Field size

    Penalty Area


Ball control, Ballskill (Touch on the ball)


Speed of movement with ball, Speed of movement off the ball

Strength [Leaping strength, Leaping power, Power & Speed]


Quick anticipation, Quick decisioning, Flexibility

Training Set:



U14 - U19

U6 - U13 [Under 13, Under 12, Under 11, Under 10, Under 09, Under 8, U 07 (6-7 years)]


10 min

Number of Players:

1 - 5 players [Player, 2 players, 3 players, 4 players]

Form of Training:

Group training, Goalkeeper training, Individual training, Individual training

Participating Players:



Alone training, Alone training, Groups

Skill Level:

Beginner, Advanced, Professional

Spatial Behavior:

Penalty box

Training Location:

Turf field, Grass field, Indoor, Forest/meadow, Asphalt

Author: Easy2Coach EN GmbH

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