We are going through some crazy times right now. Crazy and dangerous. We have been asked/directed to stay apart in order to stay safe. We've been instructed to wear gloves, wear masks, don't touch your face, wash your hands, etc.
The question is: what can I do to improve my Goalkeeping if I can only train alone?
Well, there are a number of things, and believe it or not, they are all GOOD for your Goalkeeping.
As you've heard us say (and write) before, get a ball, find a wall, and get to work! You can work on your catching and handling simply by throwing the ball against the wall and catching it. Work specifically on proper hand position, as well as "clean" catching. (NO bobbles!) Work on low, mid-height, and high balls off of the wall.
After working on catching for 20 minutes (you can find a myriad of solo catching exercises on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter--GK Coaches have been posting all kinds of great training videos), then begin working on your playing the ball with feet.
Step back from the wall, and pass the ball against the wall, receiving the bounce back with one preparation touch and passing back against the wall with your second touch. After 10 minutes of right foot passing, switch to left foot passing for 10 minutes.
There! That's a good 40 minutes of solo GK training! And remember, playing the ball with feet is an area that we all need to improve. The modern game of soccer dictates that the GK be just as proficient with feet as they are with hands! Keep at it! 40 minutes a day, just you a ball and a wall, you will be a better GK for it. Guaranteed!
Be safe! Stay healthy! Remember to wear your mask!
May the ground beneath your dive be soft. May your goalposts be 3 feet wide. May the other team shoot everything right at you.
All the Best--EV
(Thanks for the photo, Google!)