Warm-up

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Emphasis:
Collapse dive warm-up, hand eye coordination

Set-up:
Goalkeeper starts sitting down.
Place two servers on both sides, slightly in front, and facing the goalkeeper.
Place a cone 15-18 yards away from goalkeeper.

Objective:
The goalkeeper starts in a sitting down position and works side to side on collapse dives.  The serves are from the server’s hands and roughly 1-2 feet above the ground.  The goalkeeper does a set of 6 and then the servers start to scoot backwards while the goalkeeper makes his way forward diving at a 45 degree angle.  The goalkeeper works until they reach the cone.  Rotate the goalkeeper and repeat.

Progressions:

  1. Same as above but catch the ball with one hand.
  2. Increase the speed and timing of the serves.

Coaching Points:

  • Soft hands, absorb the serve.
  • The more you attack the ball with your hands, the faster you get to the cone.

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