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three children play football, one kicks the ball, the other gets ready to save it.

Goalkeeping session: guarding the goal

Peter Augustine, FA coach developer, delivers a goalkeeping practice for grassroots players aged 5-11.

This session helps players to understand: 

  • basic goalkeeping techniques to protect the goal 
  • a goalkeeper’s attitude: blocking; diving; protecting 
  • distribution skills and how to build the attack 
  • the goalkeeper’s role as part of the team.