Shots + throws from opposite corners

  • Organisation

    : the goalkeeper stands in the goal. A goalkeeper trainer positions himself in a 10 meter range to the side of the goal, the others stand 11 meters from the goal. The goalkeeper trainer has the soccer balls.
  • Process

    The goalkeeper coach begins with a shot at an acute angle in the near (goalkeeper) corner. Straight away the trainer, or alternatively a player, throws the second ball into the opposite corner. The goalkeeper must first save the shot and then save the ball which is thrown into the long corner. Resources: 1 field-goal
  • Tip

    The shots should vary in shot strength (easy/hard) and in height/alignment (flat, mid-height, and high, on the chest) - The range of the shots on goal should not add up to more than 10m. - The goalkeeper must ideally reduce the marginal angle through his positional play. In addition he stays 1-2m in front of the goal line and keeps approximately an arm’s length away from the goalpost nearest the ball. - The goalkeeper tries to securely catch the ball. - If the ball is shot too hard or too much in the corner, it must be parried to the side. -Just before the shot the goalkeeper does a small jump with either legs or does a small step forwards, with his arms out to the sides, bends his legs and stands on the balls of his feet. - His feet face in the direction of the shooter and are roughly shoulder-width apart. The upper body is leaning slightly forward and eyes are fixed on the ball. - When saving the ball the goalkeeper must not dive backwards or leave the goal open by diving early. - After the move into the short corner he must try to get to the other corner of the goal as quickly as possible while looking at the goalkeeper coach. - The ball should be thrown in such a way that the goalkeeper has to jump when running backwards or so that he has to dive sideways into the corner - The task can be conducted by both teams
  • Field size

    16 meter range


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, Strength endurance]


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

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)]


20 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:



Goalkeeper behaviors, Alone training, Alone training, Groups

Skill Level:


Spatial Behavior:

Penalty box

Training Location:

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

Author: Easy2Coach EN GmbH

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