Tactics and Techniques

Topics covered

Ball handling and angles

Angles and through balls

Marshalling the box -  high balls and judging crosses

Shot stopping from various distances and angles

Crossing and shot stopping

Shot stopping and kicking

Shot stopping off crosses, foot clearances

Through balls, goalkicks and punts

Low ball footwork technique, Shot stopping and punting

Mid-waist shot footwork stopping technique, angle play

High Ball shot footwork shot stopping technique, angle play

Footwork - keeping feet vs diving, Cutbacks/Crosses

Through ball footwork and decision making, standing and sliding technique - to save and for safety

Footwork, Shot Stopping technique (low balls) under game pressure

Mid to high ball shot stopping technique under game pressure

Through balls, 1v1's, studying technique and decision making

Reading high balls, crosses under pressure


ECFC GKs should look to their home practice sheets for further instruction and personalized areas to work on.

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