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Vin

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Looking for some tips on how to stop penalty shots for keepers, any suggestions? 
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Vin,

Try the following:

1: The straighter the run up from the Pen Taker, the more they will sidefoot into their dominant side...i.e if right footed then right foot side pass to right side of goal (left side to the GK)

2: The bigger the angle of the run up, the more chance it will be put to the non dominant side of the goal...i.e. if right footed, then right foot shot to the kickers left side (GK's right side)

3: Also the GK must make a little skip (both feet) when the kicker draws their foot back to kick. If they see distance between the standing foot and the ball, then the GK should dive to the kicking foot side.

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The pressure is on the shooter.  Make your self Big and move to try to get his attention as he makes his run so he thinks about you rather than placement.

Take you time getting back onto the line so that he has to wait to build the pressure.

React don't anticipate.  You take away the easy shots.  don't give the shooter a free goal.

Higher level you may know the shooter and his tendency.




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Vin,

Try the following:

1: The straighter the run up from the Pen Taker, the more they will sidefoot into their dominant side...i.e if right footed then right foot side pass to right side of goal (left side to the GK)

2: The bigger the angle of the run up, the more chance it will be put to the non dominant side of the goal...i.e. if right footed, then right foot shot to the kickers left side (GK's right side)

3: Also the GK must make a little skip (both feet) when the kicker draws their foot back to kick. If they see distance between the standing foot and the ball, then the GK should dive to the kicking foot side.



In my youth,  I always lined up the exact same spot straight on with far post.  I always looked at the same spot far post (not at the keeper).  I tried to sell that the shot was going far post.  I had 3 spots that I would place the ball and I picked the spot before I lined up.  One of those shots was far post with enough pace it couldn't be saved.

My best friend was keeper and I would make him try to read my shot.  If he got it right to much I would rip it straight at him and he would try to get out of the way cause I could hit a shot with pace. ;-)

I don't coach shooters to follow my method, but I encourage them to create their own method.   They should have a plan.   My teams were often inexperienced so just having pk contest after practice lots gave them experience and made them mentally tougher than opponents.

Brazilian coach told me pk takers had a practice wall with top corners, bottom corners, and high middle.   The shooter had to hit each 5 times with no miss after practice before he went home.


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Good stuff as always, love this site and coach input.  Here in the USA we moved to 9v9 on modified small sided fields and goals, next year we go back to 11 a side on full goals and with "tiny" keepers players can score from all over and outside the 20.  


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Two more points to add to what Kev has said...
As well as the angle watch the last step the taker makes. If he takes two more steps to his left he is going to shoot left.

For keepers...
Wherever you are going, r or l, take one step forward diagonally to tgat side first before diving.
1. It narrows the angle
2. It gets your momentum going forward=weight behind the ball (and easier deflections)
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It is really hard unless you know the shooters tendencies. Also watch their plant foot often where they point points to where they are shooting.
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Scout each shooter. At youth games your first opportunity maybe during warm ups. Look for patterns. Players will generally rehearse in warm-ups what they will do in a PK situation.

Next watch where the knee of the shooting leg is angled just before they strike the ball. As Ed noted step forward at an angle, the angle you choose is guided by where the knee is pointed, step to the side the knee points toward.

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I think you guys are slipping!  The most obvious and easiest way to stop penalty kicks is to not commit the foul in the PA to begin with!  [biggrin][wink]
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