Throw, ball control and pass

  • Organisation

    The goalkeeper stands 2-3 m from his goal. Approx. 6 m to the side of him stand the 3 goalkeeper coaches (GC) with the balls, 2 small goals are constructed on the left and right side of the half-way line.
  • Process

    The GC throws a ball to the Goalkeeper at chest height. The goalkeeper has to process this ball as fast as possible (catch or use chest) and play it to the goal either on the left or right side on the half-way line. It is important to keep switching between left and right feet. Intensity: 30 Repetitions. Options: A – Receive ball on the chest + kick with the instep with left foot. B – Catch ball with both hands + kick with the instep of the right foot. Resources: 1 Full-Size goal, 2 small goals.
  • Tip

    :- Demand accuracy and a high tempo (slow training does not lead to long-lasting game appropriate consequences). - The standing leg should be placed 30-40cm next to and accordingly in line with ball. - When receiving the ball turn the chest in the direction that the ball is going to be played. - If the ball is caught, quickly turn to the side of the goal, where the ball be played from. - Laces shot: The front of the foot points down, the ankle is tensed and torso is bent slightly over the ball. The contact area is the area behind the heel. In order to achieve greater distance slightly leaning back is allowed. - Kick with the instep: The ball is played partly with the side foot and partly with the laces. The standing foot is positioned laterally next to the ball and the player’s torso tilts forward. The toes point down, similar to the foot position in the laces shot.
  • Field size

    Half field


Ballskill (Touch on the ball), Trapping

Passing [Long passing]

Shot technique/shooting [Inside of the laces passing, Laces]


Positional play, Opening the field, Positional passing


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

Strength [Leaping strength, Power & Speed]


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

Training Set:

Progression, Main point/Emphasis


U14 - U19

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


30 min

Number of Players:

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

Form of Training:

Goalkeeper training, Individual training, Group training

Participating Players:



Groups, Alone training

Skill Level:


Spatial Behavior:


Training Location:

Asphalt, Turf field, Grass field

Author: Easy2Coach EN GmbH

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