Close-range low shots and lobs

  • Organisation

    The goalkeeper is in the goal. The goalkeeper trainer positions himself centrally in line with the penalty area in front of the goal. The goalkeeper trainer has the soccer balls.
  • Process

    The goalkeeper runs 7-8 meters out of the goal and then receives a close-range low shot. The trainer then lobs the second ball to the goalkeeper. A-C: Goalkeeper’s path/moves 1: Shot 2: Lob Resources: 1 field-goal
  • Tip

    : - The goalkeeper should stand still for as long as possible, with his arms stretched out and his feet shoulder-width apart. - To start with, he should run quickly out of the goal then slow down just before he reaches the trainer. - Just before he takes the shot the goalkeeper does a small jump with both legs or takes a small step forward, puts his arms out to the side, bends his knees a bit and stands on the balls of his feet. He should point his feet in the direction of the shot and keep them almost hip-width apart, lean slightly forward with his upper body and keep his eyes on the ball. - After the save he must be upright again immediately and run backwards. - If he fails to catch the ball he must push with one arm over the crossbar or to the side
  • Field size

    16 meter range


Ballskill (Touch on the ball)


Positional play


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

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


Quickness of reaction, Quick understanding of danger, Quick anticipation, Quick decisioning, Quick processing

Training Set:

Main point/Emphasis


U14 - U19

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


15 min

Number of Players:

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

Form of Training:

Goalkeeper training, Individual training, Individual training, Group training

Participating Players:



Alone training, Groups, Goalkeeper behaviors, Alone training

Skill Level:


Spatial Behavior:

Penalty box

Training Location:

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

Author: Easy2Coach EN GmbH

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