Modern Trends Handling & Shot Stopping

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Having worked with the likes of Joe Hart, David DeGea, Edwin Van Der Sar and Peter Schmeichel, Eric Steele will give an in depth look at the methods used to prepare the elite goalkeeper for training and games. While the physical preparation is a major part of performance,video analysis, leadership training, visual acuity and mental sharpness/endurance all impact the overall outcome. Eric will discuss the methods used at the highest levels and how they benefit the mental and physical state of the elite goalkeeper. In this joint theory and practical session Eric will look at the ways in which the goalkeeping position has evolved and the adaptations that have occurred in the goalkeeper’s technical repertoire.

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Modern Trends Handling & Shot Stopping

1.

Warm Up:

3 working GKs, 3 servers, 15 cones, 3 mannequins, plenty of balls

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Diagram A

Instructions:

Variations include:

  1. GK starts behind the mannequin, quick feet to get into line for a volley from 8 yards.
  2. GK starts behind the mannequin, quick feet to either the left or right, call on command then into line for a half volley from 12 yards.
  3. GK starts behind the mannequin, quick feet to the cone, called either right or left then gets into line for a strike from 18 yards.

Progression includes:

Server shouts two or three sides, example, “right, left, right”

Coaching Points:

1st step movement, lateral movement (backwards), balance, stance, hand position

2.

Setup:

de Gea techniques 1:
One working GK, three servers, 4 cones, 3 mannequins, plenty of balls

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Diagram B

Instructions:

Server 1 in the middle throws to GKs left or right then recovers to make a block off server 2. Server 2 can take a touch and shoot or strike a dead ball, repeat the other side.

Progressions include:

Server 1 serves either left or right then keeper has to adjust and go to the opposite server.

Server 2 goes back to the next set of cones and can either take on the GK within 4 seconds or shoot first time.

Coaching Points:

Balanced, do not drop hands below knees, stay big, be brave, use of feet?

3.

Setup:

de Gea techniques 2:
One working GK, three servers, 4 cones, 3 mannequins, plenty of balls

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Diagram C

Instructions:

Server 1 passes to server 2 who can either take his touch outside or inside the mannequin and then shoot at the GK. Server 1 then goes the other way around.

Progressions include:

Server 1 can either shoot early or take on the GK within 6 seconds.

All three servers passing between each other, at any time any of the servers can shoot or take on the keeper.

Coaching Points:

Balanced, do not drop hands below knees, stay big, be brave, use of feet?