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Goalkeeper Development Poll

A number of blog posts on this blog and the coaching techniques used at the Worcester Goalkeeper Academy, focus on Goalkeeper Development, however even though all four of the ‘FA four corner model’ development types are coached on, I have never really asked the question to my followers of what they think. All types are important in their own way, but there must be one that my followers think is more prominent, the one that perhaps us coaches should focus more on…. So what do you think, time for a poll:

Of which of the following Goalkeeper Development types do you think is the most important in developing Goalkeepers?

If possible please can you leave your comments as to why.

If you need further information on each of these types please refer to previous posts:

Thank you

Si 😉


Assessing a better future

The Worcester Goalkeeper Academy kicked off again on Friday and after months of planning week 1 was a resounding success.

We realise that to develop a player, in line with qualitative continual improvement goals, we first need to understand what the players current ability is and then reassess in the future weeks to see if improvements are achieved.

Keepers were therefore split into groups and assessed in different categories, to test their current abilities in line with the FA four corner model, testing each keeper for technical, psychological, physical and social ability.

The data collected is currently being collated by our performance coach, but on quick glance it could be seen that this was indeed a useful exercise. We now have a starting point for every player and will now look to improve them through specific coaching plans over the coming weeks.

We shall be using our performance coaches from next week to continually monitor performance of both player and coach to assist them in our pursuit of this continued development.

And with our expanding team of highly experienced coaches and the resources we have available to develop all aspects, we are confident of improvements. I shall let you know how we get on…

The Continued Development of the Academy

After months of planning, the Worcester Goalkeeper Academy is ready for it’s next phase of development.

The coaches at the Academy have been buzzing knowing that what we have been steadily building over the years, is starting to take shape into somewhat of a centre of excellence for Goalkeepers. A place that is rightfully starting to get the recognition it finally deserves.

With new coaches on board we have extended our skill set further, with the ability to provide the specialist coaching the ‘FA Four-Corner Model’ requires. They along with myself shall be adding future posts on some of these specific coaching areas, as well as their own experiences in guest blogs.

I look forward to posting you updates on how we get along in the coming months… Watch this space!

Please feel free to browse the Academy’s new website:

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