Youth Soccer Drills: Reaction Training for Goalkeepers
Youth soccer drills for goalkeepers must be designed in a way that challenges the player to develop essential coordination skills.
The video below shows drills used at Deportivo de La Coruna, a Spanish side that currently plays in La Liga. If you really want to see how hard professional goalkeepers train, this is a perfect glimpse into their daily world.
If you're a coach, find a way to incorporate some of these drills into your practices. While you may not have enough assistant coaches or equipment to pull off all of these drills, many of them can still be used.
If you're a player, watch how these drills target the most important aspects of being a goalkeeper. Hands, coordination, and reaction are all major themes with these drills. On most of these drills, all you need is a fellow teammate or two in order to practice these to perfection.
As you can see, becoming a professional goalkeeper is no easy task. These guys work hard.
But with the right mindset and a focus on doing these types of drills in order to improve your game on a daily basis, you can get there.