Goalkeeping Techniques & Drills by Fred Barber
This page offers an insight into the goalkeeping drills used by Fred Barber and his coaching staff to train some of the leading Premier League, Championship, League, Conference and International goalkeepers of the world.
The goalkeeper training format you see below is the same as in the downloadable manuals found in the online goalkeeper shop and used in the goalkeeper training videos.
Goalkeeping Drill Crossing
For this goalkeeping drill both Goalkeepers work together. Both the servers should be 8 yards out. Similar to the previous drills the keeper comes and catches then switches to catch on the other side. The goalkeeper on the left goes behind the cone and the goalkeeper in the right goes in front so that they do not collide when changing.
As with the previous excercise this goalkeeping drill requires two goalkeepers. One goalkeeper starts on the cone, the other on the six yard box. The goalkeeper on the cone starts catching the high ball. When thrown back to the server the next keeper goes whilst the first keeper sprints back to the cone ready for the next ball. Complete four catches then switch sides.
This is just a small snapshot of one of the training manuals, to see an overview of the entire training manual range click here, or alternatively you can purchase the drills from the online shop found here.
Goalkeeping Drill Two Fitness
The goalkeeper always starts and catches the ball in the middle of the square. The keeper should run and touch cone number 1, then back to the centre and catch the ball, this procedure should be repeated through all four cones. The keeper should always receive and catch the ball in the middle of the square.
This drill is similar to the previous one in the manual but in a reversed order. The goalkeeper should start with four short dives on cone 4; three short dives on cone 3; two short dives on cone 2 and finish off with one dive on cone 1 catching the football on each dive.
This is just a small snapshot of the fitness training manual, to see an overview of the entire training manual range click here, or alternatively you can purchase the drills from the online shop found here.