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SESSION: goalkeeping decisions, distribution and support

    England national goalkeeper coach, Danny Alcock, delivers a coaching session with academy goalkeepers in the youth and professional development phases.

    Key objectives

    During this session the players will develop their understanding of:

    • decision-making: in and out of possession
    • providing supporting angles
    • exploiting space
    • effective communication
    • defending the space, area and goal.

    Exploiting space


    Defend the space, area and goal



    After you have watched this session, ask yourself the following questions:

    • How would you adapt or tweak the practice to make it appropriate to your own players?
    • What additional challenges could you set to make the practice easier or harder for individuals or your group?

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