Andy Morgan, Senior Goalkeeper Coach at the Worcester Goalkeeper Academy.
Qualified as a Level 2 Football and Goalkeeping coach, with FA youth Award and is currently working towards a (BSc) Degree in Sports Coaching Science and Physical Education.
Got into goalkeeping by accident. Started off as a left back/ left winger however during an u10s game he went in goal and never looked back. Having, 9 years of playing experience with Worcester City Youth, Cheltenham Town and Birmingham County u18s.
Started coaching at local football holiday camps, and has now been coaching for 4 years, within schools and for 18 months at the Academy.
Within Andy’s own personal development, he is always looking to better his coaching ability and reduce the amount of time in which he talks to allow the Goalkeepers to have more time developing their skills and enhancing their own ability to learn.
Performance analysis is important. How even the slightest movement, like squaring up the hips more or keeping the head still will improve the Goalkeeper’s performance. However, aside from that, it’s all about fun, making sure the Goalkeepers have a good time and want to come every week to learn something new and with that, leave every session feeling they’ve been successful.
Making sure the Goalkeepers are having fun tops the list for me! If the Goalkeepers are having fun they will keep coming back and will be eager to learn. Put them in a boring environment and you’ll never see them develop, as they won’t be interested, however the professionalism always needs to be present.