GK Dealing With Crosses | Tech (34-P1)
8 players (incl. GK) arranged 2 Attackers, 2 Defenders, plus 3 Servers (right & left foot mix if possible). Quarter pitch incorporating full width & penalty area with appropriate size goal, as illustrated. Discs to mark-off far post area, supply of balls by S’s. Main priority is to defend goal and collect crosses effectively.
Practice starts with GK taking realistic start position in goal & S’s cross balls in rotation to near & far post areas. S’s provide a variety of in-swinging & out-swinging crosses. Assess flight of ball & make decision to collect or allow D’s to deal with it.
Duration | 30 minutes
Age Group | 11+
Players | 22+
Key Coaching Questions
Article Description Technical Goalkeeper practice focused on developing handling and timing of jumps when dealing with crosses. Variation of delivery is crucial for goalkeepers in this practice.