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Goalkeeping session: defending the area

Tim Dittmer, FA head of coaching, delivers a goalkeeping session focusing on dealing with the high ball and defending the penalty area.

Key objectives

This session helps players to: 

  • know when and how to use the punching technique 

  • know when and how to take a high ball 

  • defend the penalty area and the goal 

  • defend a variety of crosses 

  • start a counter-attack with their distribution.