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Goalkeeping session: transition 

Jack Robinson, Former FA national goalkeeper coach, delivers a session for grassroots players. It focuses on goalkeeping and transition.

Key objectives 

This session helps players:  

  • make decisions when in and out of possession 
  • react to changes in possession 
  • work on goalkeeper positioning and distribution. 

Goalkeeping and transition


If your players master this game – or find it too hard – try adding a progression. But remember, learning takes time. So don't alter your activity too quickly or too much.   
To help, try using the STEP framework (Youth Sports Trust, 2002). This is a great way to keep things fun, engaging and appropriate. 

If you use this session with your team, let us know how you get on by posting in the England Football Community.