Up And Down

SoccerSpecific

Emphasis:
Catching every ball, keeping upper body relaxed while lower body is flexed

Set-up:
Three servers are placed on the 6 yard line with a ball in their hands.
Always go through the middle server before going to the other side.

Objective:
Change the type of serve to make it as difficult as possible for the goalkeeper to keep his concentration and catch every ball cleanly.  Start by serving volleys from the hands and then progress from there.

Progressions:

  1. Server 1:volleyServer  2:chest passServer  3:volley
  2. Server 1:low diveServer  2:volleyServer  3:collapse dive
  3. Move the servers back to 12 yards away and change the type of service.

Coaching Points:

  • Quality service.
  • Get set every time.
  • Go hard with lower body and soft with hands and upper body.

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