GK Dealing With Crosses | Technical (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 takes-up 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: 25 minutes Skill: GK Handling Age Group: 11+
3 CONES 5-10 BALLS 8 PLAYERS EASY 50 X 40 YARDS
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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.