Throw, ball control & 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

  • Tip

    1 full-court goal(s), 2 half-court goals, :- 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

  • Field size

    Half field


Ballskill (Touch on the ball), Trapping, Ball control

Wall passes, Short passing, Passing in a square, One touch passes, Long passing

Volley, Laces, Inside of the laces passing, Inside of the foot


Positional passing, Positional play, Opening the field


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

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


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

Training Set:

Main point, Progression


Under 07, Under 09, Under 10, Under 11, Under 08, Under 13, Under 12

Under 18, Under 17, Under 16, Under 15, Under 14, Under 19


30 min

Number of Players:

2 players, 3 players, 4 players, Player

6 players, 7 players, 9 players, 8 players

10 players

Form of Training:

Group training, Individual training, Goalkeeper training

Participating Players:

Whole team, Goalie


Alone training, Groups, Offensive behaviors

Skill Level:

Beginner, Professional, Advanced

Spatial Behavior:

Free space, Half-field, Limited playing field

Training Location:

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

Author: Christian Titz

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