The aim of the Worcester Goalkeeper Academy (‘the Academy’) is to develop Goalkeeper performance in a holistic and challenging way. Coaching sessions may not always focus on specific Goalkeeper skills but will be designed to enable opportunities for development of the fundamental skills (following the FA ‘Four-Corner Model’):

Developing these skills into more complex, efficient and effective skills. 

The Academy Coaching Staff have a keen interest in developing Goalkeepers and have experience of working with beginners through to elite keepers. Coaches have achieved level 1 to level 3 FA coaching qualifications, are CRB checked and hold First Aid and Safeguarding Certificates.

The philosophy of the Academy is to enhance performance and develop future potential, ultimately earning a respected reputation from clubs and  associations. Additionally, the Academy sessions can be used as a training ground for the next generation of Goalkeepers and Coaches, under mentor supervision. The Academy’s longer term aims are therefore:

  • To enhancing research in the Coaching of Goalkeepers
  • To be identified as a centre for Goalkeeper research
  • Become a centre of excellence for Worcestershire Goalkeepers and Goalkeeper Coaches