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SESSION: goalkeeping basics

    Former FA national goalkeeper coach, Simon Smith, delivers a series of practices for grassroots goalkeepers in the Foundation Phase.

    Key objectives

    During the practice players will develop their understanding of:

    • handling, footwork, positioning
    • a variety of effective saving techniques
    • distribution.

    Warm up


    Shot-stopping 1


    Shot-stopping 2



    After you have watched this session, ask yourself the following questions:

    • How would you adapt or tweak the practice to make it appropriate to your own players?
    • What additional challenges could you set to make the practice easier or harder for individuals or your group?

    The footage above is archive content first released on The FA Licensed Coaches’ Club website.

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