In A Phase Of Play, Coach A Goalkeeper/Team In Dealing With The Back Pass

Set up

Defenders – 4-2-1 plus a Goalkeepr.

Attackers – 3-3-2

Starting position  - Player 5 plays a miss placed pass over player two who is pressured by player 11.

Free Play

When coaching this topic stand behind the defence or even to the side of the goal.

Key Points

  1. Ready to receive.
  2. Get into line – can the defender play the ball back to the goalkeeper’s strongest foot, goalkeeper must get in line with the ball.
  3. 1st touch.
  4. Assess angle and distance of approach of the opponent – analyse the situation
  5. Decision of number of touches to take – are you being pressured, do you have time.
  6. Control and pass away from the opponent.
  7. Team mate should make good passing angle.
  8. Support the pass.
  9. Do not take risks.
  10. End product – short pass, long strike make the right decision.

 

In A Phase Of Play Coach A Goalkeeper/Team In Playing Out From The Back

 

Set up

Two thirds of the pitch with two small goals.

Attackers – 2-4-2 formation

Defenders – 4-3-1 plus a Goalkeeper.

Starting Position – Play from the Goalkeeper.

Key Points

Team Shape when playing out

  • Front man pushes high up the pitch to make it as big as possible
  • Midfield players also push up with 1 of them supporting the striker
  • One midfield player holds to get the ball or support defence if play breaks down
  • Full back get high and wide
  • Centre backs move to corners of the 18 yard box

Decision from the goalkeeper, can he hit the striker if not play what he sees, if player who recieves the ball has space to move into can goalkeeper put the ball into that space, if not can they pass to feet(recievers communiucation).

Variation of delivery – change it up otherwise opposition will know what your going to do.

Goalkeepers communication – “turn”, “time”, “man on”

Goalkeeper then moves into position to support incase play has to come backwards

Organising the back line – mark, push up, drop

 

In A Small Sided Game, Coach A Goalkeeper/Team To Improve Their Defending Against Crosses

 

Set up

Defenders – 4-2-1 plus a Goalkeeper.

Attackers – 3-3-1 plus a Goalkeeper

Starting position from the attacking team’s goalkeeper who plays out to right or left back.

When coaching this topic stand behind the defence or even to the side of the goal.

Key Points

Is there pressure on the ball if yes then defence needs to push up and have a high line. If no then drop off.

Defenders travel as ball travels, curved run, slow down on approach with a low body position, communication should come from other defender on where he wants you to show the attacker.

Closest player goes towards ball, 2nd provides support, when ball is passed defender moves back into position and again closest player goes towards the ball.

Communication from centre half’s to midfielders “show them inside” where defending team is strongest like in diagram below, plus Keeper communication as he sees the whole picture.

If left back has to shut down right wide player then defence needs to shuffle across like in diagram left.

Goalkeepers starting position “set position”

On the balls of their feet, hands ready, knees bent and an open stance

Assessment of the flight – is it high or low, if high assess the pace and height of the ball, if low again assess pace of the ball and get down quickly.

Decision – can I get to the ball before any of the attackers, is a defender better placed to clear the ball, if so stay in the goal.

Coming for the crosses

Communication “keepers” early, loud and clear.

Angle of approach – dont go too early or you will not get the cross, take the ball at the highest point with both hands.

Timing of take off – use inside leg where possible to take off on, one footed take off and take the ball at its highest point.

Decision – catch or punch

Catch – catch the ball with both hands, take at highest point, secure the ball

Punch – Height, distance and width

Not coming for the cross

Communication – “AWAY”

Recovery into position

Defend the goal

In A Function, Coach A GoalkeeperTo Deal With Crosses Effectively

 

Set up

1 goalkeeper (you can use two if you like keep changing over)

3 servers in different positions out wide

2 defenders and 2 attackers.

Key Points

Goalkeepers starting position “set position”

On the balls of their feet, hands ready, knees bent and an open stance

Assessment of the flight – is it high or low, if high assess the pace and height of the ball, if low again assess pace of the ball and get down quickly.

Decision – can I get to the ball before any of the attackers, is a defender better placed to clear the ball, if so stay in the goal.

Coming for the crosses

Communication “keepers” early, loud and clear.

Angle of approach – dont go too early or you will not get the cross, take the ball at the highest point with both hands.

Timing of take off – use inside leg where possible to take off on, one footed take off and take the ball at its highest point.

Decision – catch or punch

Catch – catch the ball with both hands, take at highest point, secure the ball

Punch – Height, distance and width

Not coming for the cross

Communication – “AWAY”

Recovery into position

Defend the goal

 

In A Phases Of Play, Coach A Goalkeeper/Team To Improve Their Defending Against Crosses

 

Set up

Width of pitch x 36 yards

5v5 with 2 wide men on each team

Make sure there is a supply of footballs in each goal to get the game going again quickly.

Starting Position – goalkeeper with ball throws to opposite goalkeeper who rolls out to a team mate.

 

Get the ball out wide to own team mates when they get the chance, wide players provide cross from deep positions.

Key Points

Goalkeepers starting position “set position”

On the balls of their feet, hands ready, knees bent and an open stance

Assessment of the flight – is it high or low, if high assess the pace and height of the ball, if low again assess pace of the ball and get down quickly.

Decision – can I get to the ball before any of the attackers, is a defender better placed to clear the ball, if so stay in the goal.

Coming for the crosses

Communication “keepers” early, loud and clear.

Angle of approach – dont go too early or you will not get the cross, take the ball at the highest point with both hands.

Timing of take off – use inside leg where possible to take off on, one footed take off and take the ball at its highest point.

Decision – catch or punch

Catch – catch the ball with both hands, take at highest point, secure the ball

Punch – Height, distance and width

Not coming for the cross

Communication – “AWAY”

Recovery into position

Defend the goal

 

In A Small Sided Game, Coach A Goalkeeper/Team On Reducing And Dealing With Strikes At Goal

 

Set up

Defenders – 2-2-1 plus a Goalkeeper.

Attackers – 2-2-1 plus a Goalkeeper

Starting position - Goalkeeper with the ball throws ball to opposition Goalkeeper who plays out from the back.

Free Play

When coaching this topic stand behind the defence or even to the side of the goal.

Key Points

Technical

  • Into line – distance from goal, dont stand on the goalline, dont cross feet when moving into the line of the ball, knees bent, allows quick movement.
  • Set Position – reactions, can I win the ball, dive
  • Rebounds – up quickly raedy to block.
  • Handling Techniques – both hands, secure the ball

 

Tactical

  • Communication – early, load and clear
  • Pressure on the ball to prevent shots
  • Showing inside outside
  • Cover and support
  • Recovery Runs
  • Compactness