Types of Goalkeeper Distributions

Types of Goalkeer Distributions
Today we will identify 7 different types of distribution the advanced goalkeeper should have in their arsenal. Three of these will deal with using the hands / arms to distribute the ball. The remaining four utilizing the foot / leg to distribute the ball. Regardless of the type of distribution utilized it should be employed as a pass to the extent possible. Remember, the goalkeeper is often the first attacker and as such is responsible for maintaining possession and starting the attack.

Distributions using the arms

                The Underhand Bowl

                           Used to move the ball along the ground to a teammate in close proximity to the GK.

There should be no opponents in the close vicinity especially between the GK and intended target

Pass is made across the body of the receiver to his “back foot” or foot furthest from the GKer.

Point, Step, Roll

Over emphasize these 3 steps as a means to “sell” your competency and the fact you are in charge of your environment, t he PA

                The Baseball Throw

                                Also referred to as the GKer push pass.

                                A throw for intermediate distances

There can be no opponents between GKer and target as this pass remains low to the ground as does not have great pace.

Pass is made to near space in front of the target

Point, Step, Throw

Over emphasize these 3 steps as a means to sell your competency and the fact you are in charge of your environment, the PA

                The Overhand Throw

                                This throw provides greater height and distance.

                                Six to 8 feet high

                                This pass is made preferably to near space in front of the target but can be made to feet.

                                Can defeat multiple opponents at one time.

                                Preferred method to begin quick counter attack.

Point, Step, Throw

Over emphasize these 3 steps as a means to sell your competency and the fact you are in charge of your environment, the PA

Distributions using feet

                The push pass

                                Toes up and heel down. Strike on the ankle bone.  Punch the ball and follow through.

This pass can be used when playing pass backs or as a short pass on restarts like goal kicks and free kicks.

                The Punt

                                The toes of the plant foot will determine the direction of the punt.

The ball is DROPPED onto the kicking foot.  DO NOT TOSS THE BALL UP. 

                                The foot is kept within the width of the hips with toes fully extended

                                The follow through should lift the plant foot off the ground

                                The ideal punt will have very little spin with what spin exists being slightly backwards.

When punting teammates should be positioned in the anticipation area to play the “second ball”. This is true whether the goal keeper targets a teammate or has chosen to gain field position with his punt. 

The anticipation area may be in front of or behind the player gaining first touch on the ball generally at 45 degree angles.

                The Drop Kick

The ball is dropped to the ground by a crouching GK and as the ball bounces up is struck with the kicking foot

There is less height involved than with a punt making the drop kick easier to control for receiving teammates.

It is more difficult to execute and to control accuracy with a drop kick. It requires a lot of practice but it can result in a driven ball to start a counter attack or play a forward through.

                The Goal Kick

It is advantageous of the GK to take the goal kick as it allows all the field players to position to play the ball or defend

The toes of the plant foot should be pointed in the direction the ball is to go. It should also be relatively close to the ball in order to keep the kicking foot in line with the hips and knees of the kicking leg.

There is an angled approach to the ball

The ball is struck with the toes extended and pointed down locking the ankle in place.

The follow through should bring the plant foot off the ground.

The GKer should land on the kicking foot.

The goal kick usually has decent height and distance.  It often results in creating a 50 / 50 ball necessitating attention to the anticipation ala the punt.


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