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Goalkeeper stretches to save ball

Goalkeeping session: blocking, spreading and foot saves

Jen Herst, an FA goalkeeping coach, delivers a coaching session on the brilliant basics of goalkeeping.

Blocking, spreading and foot saves


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.