Coach Equipment

Soccer training – Goalkeeping - Forward Roll

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Soccer drill procedure

In the previous drill, we offered a forward roll as a variation. Since we’re at it, we’ll intensify things and send our goalkeeper over the field. But please don’t overdo it; our goalkeeper needs some breaks to recover.


Simple! The coach or a supervisor runs backwards, the goalkeeper runs forwards across the field. The ball is thrown to the goalkeeper, who catches it and then does a forward roll while holding the ball, before throwing it back to the thrower.


- Inaccurate throws!
- Done run a straight line, mix things up
- Make the distance shorter and longer

Soccer coach tips

- Good timing when throwing the ball to the goalkeeper

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 1 goalkeeper + 1 thrower
Maximum group size: 1 goalkeeper + 1 thrower
Materials required: One ball
Field size: -

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