Soccer End Zone Goalkeeper Training Drill

End Zone Goalkeeper

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (25yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • 3v3
  • each team has a designated goalkeeper
  • goalkeeper must leave end zone to become a field player if his team is in possession


  • 2 points for a goal and 1 point for getting past an opponent
  • 3 points if a player dribbles inside the end zone and beats the
  • goalie in a 1v1 situation (attacker can’t be followed by a defender)

Coaching Points:

  • change of direction and speed
  • deception
  • set up defender
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • close control
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • unbalancing the defense
  • create space for others