- Learn what it takes to be a great goal keeper and how to keep the ball out of your net!
- Execute proper kicking technique for accuracy and direction when clearing the ball from the circle
- Develop footwork and balance to shift with a changing angle of attack
- Learn various saving techniques such as lunging, cross over kicks, diving and aerial shot saves
with Matt Soto,
Penn Manor (PA) High School Head Coach;
2x State Champions; 5x State Finalist; over 600 career victories
Two-time state champion Matt Soto presents drills and exercises designed specifically to strengthen the abilities a goalkeeper.
Coach Soto has designed this progression of drills to continuously build the skills needed to perform the next drill in the series. By practicing these exercises and focusing on the details that Soto stresses, any goalie will improve their ability to keep the ball out of their net
Using on-field demonstration, Coach Soto presents practice drills covering footwork, body positioning and stance that will help your keepers stop shots from various angles and heights. In this DVD you will learn:
- Pre-practice warm up exercises
- Lunging and diving techniques
- Clearing drills
- Defending against multiple shooters
- 1 vs 1 breakaway techniques
Practice is initiated with warm-ups structured to reinforce the goalie skill using correct footwork in an effort to properly position the goalie for lunging and stepping into the ball. Warm-ups start with players kicking the ball to each other. Correct foot position and striking the ball with a controlled, deliberate clearing kick is emphasized.
Moving into shooting on goal, the tempo and skill set builds from simply stopping the ball to clearing the ball to a specific area of the field. Players are shown how to clear the ball after a shot and to direct the ball away from the center of the field to the outside of the shooting circle. Goalies who are able to master the techniques shown will effectively decrease their opponents scoring opportunities.
Coach Soto introduces cones that the goalie must move through before stopping shots. This increases the challenge to the goalie and helps them build confidence in their footwork. Soon the drills develop to include shots from two shooters. The drill is structured to force the goalie to quickly move from one side of the net to the other.
All of the drills shown are strictly defined as goalie drills, therefore all shooting is performed to build a goalie-specific skill.
The drills continue to progress by using several players shooting from multiple spots on the field. The goalie must be able to quickly react to the ball, set in a good athletic stance and successfully clear the ball.
Additionally, this DVD provides clearly defined instruction for defending against a break away and 1-on-1 situations.
Whether you are a high school goal keeping coach, a parent helping your young athlete, or a goalkeeper taking charge of improving your skills, the drills in this video will teach you how to achieve your goals.
64 minutes. 2013.Field Hockey Videos