Goal shots with cone obstacles

  • Organisation

    The goalkeeper trainer positions himself 14-20 meters in front of the goal. Several cones (preferably round ones) are set up in the penalty area. The goalkeeper stands in the goal and the goalkeeper trainer has the balls.
  • Process

    The goalkeeper trainer shoots flat balls at the goal. Depending on whether the ball touches one or more cones, the trajectory of the ball will change. The goalkeeper tries to save the approaching balls. Resources: 1 field goal, 20 cones
  • Tip

    The goalkeeper must anticipate the trajectory of the ball very quickly. This will help to enhance the player’s responsiveness. As far as possible the goalkeeper should keep hold of the balls. If he is unable to do so, he should discard the ball to the side. - Just before the trainer touches the ball the goalkeeper does a small jump with both legs or takes a small step forward, spreads his arms out to the side, bends his knees slightly and stands on the balls of his feet. - His feet should point in the direction of the trainer and are about hip-width apart, upper-body bent slightly forward and eyes remain fixed on the ball. - The correct technique for the balls of the feet is very important here, to be able to push yourself off the ground firmly and at short notice.
  • Field size

    Penalty area
  • Cone margins

    between 6 and 10 meters away from the goal.


Ballskill (Touch on the ball)


Positional play


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

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


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

Training Set:

Break, Main point/Emphasis


U14 - U19

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


20 min

Number of Players:

1 - 5 players [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:

Advanced, Professional, Beginner

Spatial Behavior:

Penalty box

Training Location:

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

Author: Easy2Coach EN GmbH

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