soccer coaching game to improve goalkeeping technique
encourage your outfield players to play with their heads up and spot goal-scoring
opportunities, and to encourage your goalkeepers to keep their eye on the ball and predict
where the next attack is coming from.
Age range: U9 to U14
Set-up: play this game on a slightly narrower pitch than usual. For U10s, 40 yards long by 15 yards wide is ideal.
Place a small goal at each corner of the playing area.
Each team has one goalkeeper and between three and five outfield players.
How to play: Each team - and each goalkeeper - has two goals to defend.
First team to score X number of goals wins the game.
Alternatively, play for a set time.
Put a different player in goal every few minutes or after a goal is scored.
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