Goalkeeping Workshop

Goalkeeping Workshop Held By Ken Hogan In Sixmilebridge on Wed March 18th 2009.

Drill 1
a)
        o                                           o
        A                  C                  B
        o                                           o
o is the bollards. They should be 10m apart for width and 20m apart for length.
The players are represented by A, B and C.
Player A and player B begin with the sliotars. Player C is facing player A to start. Player A goes side to side between the bollards. Player C follows player A’s direction. Player A handpasses the ball to Player C who returns it and turns around to face player B. Player B goes side to side between the bollards. Player C follows player B’s direction. Player B handpasses the ball to Player C who returns it and turns around to face player A. The exercise repeats itself.

b)
        o                                           o
        A                  C                  B
        o                                           o
o is the bollards. They should be 10m apart for width and 20m apart for length.
The players are represented by A, B and C .
Player A and player B begin with the sliotars. Player C is facing player A to start. Player A goes side to side between the bollards. Player C follows player A’s direction. Player A strikes the ball low to Player C who controls it and goes to the side and returns it to player A. He then turns around to face player B. Player B goes side to side between the bollards. Player C follows player B’s direction. Player B strikes the ball low to Player C who controls it, heads to the side and returns it. He then turns around to face player A. The exercise repeats itself.



c)
        o                                           o
        A                  C                  B
        o                                           o
o is the bollards. They should be 10m apart for width and 20m apart for length.
The players are represented by A, B and C .
All three players  begin with a sliotar. Player C is facing player A to start. Player A strikes the ball low to Player C who simultaneously strikes his/her ball to player A. They both control the sliotar being struck to them. He then turns around to face player B. Player B strikes the ball low to Player C who simultaneously strikes his/her ball to player B. They both control the sliotar being struck to them. He/she then turns around to face player A. The exercise repeats itself.

Drill 2)
a)                                          X      C      X
                               
                    o      
                    B     


                                                        o
                                                        A
X are the goalposts. o are the bollards.
The players are represented by A,B and C.
Player A and Player B start with the sliotars. Player A is 50/60m out from goals while Player B is to the left of the goals and 20/25m out.
Player A strikes a sliotar for the Player C to catch, he/she catches it and retuns it to player A. Player B then shoots at player C and forces him/her into the save, he/she saves collects the ball and returns it to player B. Repeat the exercise over.

b)
                                X      C      X
                               
                                                                                o      
                                                                                B     


                                                        o
                                                        A
X are the goalposts. o are the bollards. The players are represented by A,B and C.
Player A and Player B start with the sliotars. Player A is 50/60m out from goals while Player B is to the right of the goals and 20/25m out.
Player A strikes a sliotar for the Player C to catch, he/she catches it and retuns it to player A. Player B then shoots at player C and forces him/her into the save, he/she saves collects the ball and returns it to player B. Repeat the exercise over.

c)
                                X      C      X
                                            B


                                            A
X are the goalposts.
The players are represented by A,B and C
Player A has the sliotars and is 50/60m out from goals. Player B stands at the small square and Player C is in goals. Player A strikes a head high ball into the square. Player B makes a nuisance of himself in front of the goalie but those not attempt to play the ball. Player C must catch or control the ball and clear it. Repeat the exercise over.

Drill 3)
                X      C      X
                       A          B
X are the goalposts.
The players are represented by A,B and C.
Player A and B start with the sliotars. They line themselves up on the edge of the small square just inside the left and right handside posts while player C acts as the goalie. Player C needs no hurley for this exercise. Player A lobs the ball for the corner of the net, Player C must shuffle across, catch the ball and return it to player A, player B then lobs his/her ball for the opposite corner and player C must shuffle across, catch it and return it to him/her. Player A then lobs his/her ball for their corner and the exercise repeats itself. (N.B. for variety player A and B can occasionally lob the sliotar for the opposite corner than they are at, thus making Player C readjust his/her feet and change direction).

Drill 4)
a)
                                            X      C      X


o                                                                   o
A                                                                 B                                                              
X are the goalposts. o are the bollards. Players are represented by A,B and C.
Players A and B are have the sliotars. They are placed on the 21m line at an angle to the left and right handsides. Cones should be 15/20m from the endline.
Player A takes a shot on the Player C who blocks and clears it, as soon as he/she is back in position Player B takes a shot from the opposite side. Player C must again block, clear the ball and get back into position as quickly as possible. Player A then restarts the drill all over again.




b)
                                            X      C      X


o                   o

A                  B                                                              

X are the goalposts. o are the bollards. The players are represented by A,B and C.
Players A and B have the sliotars. They are placed on the 21m line. Player C is the goalkeeper and stands with his back to player’s A and B.
Player A shouts out players C’s name, who then turns around to face Player A. As soon as he/she has turned Player A takes a shot on Player C who blocks and clears it, as soon as he/she is back in position with his/her back to the other players again Player B shouts his/her name and again as soon as he/she has turned Player B takes a shot. Player C must again block, clear the ball and get back into position as quickly as possible. Player A then restarts the drill all over again.

Drill 5)
a)
                    o                   o                   o
                    A                  C                  B
o are the bollards. The players are represented by A,B, and C.
Players A and B begin with the sliotars. The cones are 5m apart in a straight line.
Player A strikes his/her sliotar and player C must block him/her down. Player C then turns to face Player B who goes to take his/her shot and Player C must cover the ground and block Player B down also. Player C then turns to face player A and the exercise repeats itself.





b)
                                X      C      X
                    o                                           o
                    A                                          B
X are the goalposts. o are the bollards. The players are represented by A,B, and C.
Players A and B have the sliotars. Players A and B are positioned on the edge of the small square, while player C is the goalkeeper.
Player A takes a shot at the goals and Player C must advance from his/her goalline and smoother the shot. Player B then takes a shot and player C must smoother his/her shot. The exercise is repeated.


Drill 6)
                                C X              X


                                            o
                                            B


                                            o
                                            A
X are the goalposts. o are the bollards. The players are represented by A,B, and C.
Player C has the sliotars. Player A is out past the far 65m line, while player B is 45m from the goalkeepers goal.
Player C pucks the ball out to player A, he/she collects the puckout and quickly finds player B who in turn quickly returns it to player C. Player A then changes position and Player C must find him/her with a new puck out. The process repeats itself.
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