Throws from the sidelines as crosses

  • Organisation

    goalkeeper stands in front of the goal, the coach stands to the side of the goalkeeper in line with the penalty area with the balls.
  • Process

    After jumping from a standing position the goalkeeper catches the balls thrown by the coach. Varieties: To make it more challenging a player/other goalkeeper can impede the goalkeeper. Learning Aid: 1 Full size goal.
  • Tip

    - The goalkeeper jumps forwards in the direction of the ball. The arms are stretched out above and the ball is caught at its highest point. The pushing-off leg is stretched out, the other leg is bent and pulled in to the body. -To support the take off, a small hurdle can be placed in front of the goalkeeper.
  • Field size

    Penalty Area


Ball control

Goalkeeping techniques [Crossing/Owning the box]


Defensive/Offensive play [One on one]


Speed of movement off the ball

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


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

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)]


10 min

Number of Players:

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

Form of Training:

Individual training, Group training, Goalkeeper training, Individual training

Participating Players:



Groups, Goalkeeper behaviors, Alone training, Alone training

Skill Level:

Advanced, Professional, Beginner

Spatial Behavior:

Penalty box

Training Location:

Asphalt, Turf field, Grass field, Indoor

Author: Easy2Coach EN GmbH

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