KEEPER ACADEMIES

Premier Player Keeper Academy provides a professional coaching programme for all aspiring goalkeepers aged 4-16.
 
Head of the goalkeeping department  is Andy Collett who is a former professional keeper who made over 250 appearances for Middlesbrough, Bristol Rovers and Darlington. Andy has also been First Team Keeper coach at Darlington, Hartlepool, Oldham Athletic, and York City and has over 15 years of experience in coaching goalkeepers.Working alongside Andy is former Middlesbrough Academy gk coach Shane Bland and Steven Gill.  All of our coaches are highly qualified ex professional or semi pro goalkeepers who understand the needs and demands of this unique position.Our coaches deliver a specialist, progressive programme, full of high-tempo, structured coaching sessions.

Our unique coaching syllabus incorporates everything the modern day keeper is required and expected to deliver with an emphasis on the individual’s technical ability, physical attributes, tactical understanding and psychological/social skills.


Each session is developed to meet the needs of the goalkeeper’s age and ability level and will focus on one of the following topics:

  • SHOT STOPPING
  • DISTRIBUTION
  • POSITIONING
  • HANDLING
  • DIVING
  • CROSSES
  • FOOTWORK

 
Sessions run along side the outfield academy player training so goalkeepers will regularly take part in shooting drills and small-sided games to improve their overall game skills and awareness. We aim to coach the goalkeeper in the technical, tactical, physical and psychological aspects of the position of goalkeeper.The position requires a unique mix of mental strength, speed, concentration, bravery,technical ability.
 
Goalkeepers are the most important players on the pitch, they can win or lose you games and they should receive the most coaching , not the least ".....Andy Collett
 
If youde like to receive specialist goalkeeper coaching the please goto the " join us " page and we will be in touch .
 
OUR KEEPER SESSIONS ARE BASED ON AGE AND ABILITY AND TAKE PLACE AT ALONGSIDE EVERY OUTFIELD ACADEMY SO PLEASE SEE THE RELEVANT LEVEL ACADEMY NIGHT AND VENUE FOR TIME AND VENUE .