GFA GK - Dealing with Ball Over Defence M3 + WP

  • Organisation

    7m x 10m grids

    2 bibs (1 set different color)

    Set of balls

  • Process

    Goalkeeper will be in a good starting position in relation to the ball from the grid on the left as illustrated.

    To initiate the start, P1 will pass the ball to the defender, who will play the ball back first tiime back to P1. P1 will then play the ball either to the wide area or inside as shown in the illustration depending on the defenders approach as the defender applies pressure.


    P2 will then look to penetrate towards the goal with the ball or play an early cross towards P1 who will be making an inside run within the second six (6) yard box.

    The GK must get in a good set position in relation to the ball, to safely handle the ball when the shot or cross is delivered. The GK must continue to communicate with the defender until the ball is safely saved or ball is out of play.



  • Tip

    Player Task

    Can you get in a good position in relation to the ball.

    Can you effectiviely communicate with your defender to deny the ball from being played inside.

    As the ball is played in and behind the defence can you win the ball.

    If you can't win the ball can you defend the space between the goal and defender.

Training Set



10 min




1 vs. 1


One On One


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



Training Organization

Number of Players

4 players

Form of Training

Goalkeeper training

Skill Level



4 goalies


Defensive behaviors, Goalkeeper behaviors

Spatial Behavior

Free space

Training Location

Turf field

Author: Ross Awa