This is an excerpt from Teaching Sport Concepts and Skills 4th Edition With HKPropel Access by Stephen A. Mitchell,Judith L. Oslin & Linda L. Griffin.
Secondary Level V
Tactical Problem Defending the goal
Lesson Focus Goalkeeping—distributing the ball
Objective Distribute quickly, accurately, and efficiently.
Setup 4v2 (three defenders plus one goalkeeper versus two attackers) in a penalty area (approximately 20 by 40 yards; figure 15.57)
- As a defender, move away from the goalkeeper to provide an outlet for the goalkeeper.
- As the goalkeeper, use effective distribution to get the ball away from the goal.
- As an attacker, win the ball and shoot.
- The attacker feeds the ball to the goalkeeper from 20 yards.
- The goalkeeper may not kick the ball out.
Q: Whom should the goalkeeper give the ball to?
A: The first available player.
Q: How should the goalkeeper give the ball?
A: Roll it if possible.
Q: Why is rolling best?
A: It gets the ball to the ground quickly. It is easier to receive and control a rolling ball than a bouncing ball.
Setup Partner practice, rolling, overarm throws
Goal Distribute quickly and accurately so the receiver can easily control the ball.
- Roll the ball firmly and flat.
- Keep your arm straight during overarm throws for increased distance.
- Use a bent-arm throw for speed.
Repeat game 1.