With my commitments at Swindon Town along with Christmas and then planning the Calm Charity fundraiser it’s been a really busy time hence it’s been a few months now since I have managed to produce a blog for the website. Therefore here are my latest ramblings.
Coaching Styles Blog (Part Two)
The title of this blog states "Part Two" because just over four years ago back on the 13th March 2011 I wrote a blog with regards Coaching Styles (refer back through the previous blogs to find) and over those four years I've gained further experiences myself.
Wes Foderingham Blog
Obviously its common knowledge now that Wes Foderingham is leaving Swindon Town and moving on to pastures new after 4 years at the club.
It’s every child’s dream to step out at Wembley in a final and if you can’t do that as a player the next best thing is as a coach or manager. I feel extremely fortunate to have had that privilege as there are bigger name and better coaches than me in the game who haven’t managed it so I feel proud to say I have.
End Of Season Blog
With just two sessions left this season I thought it was time to pen an end of season blog.
After 7 seasons based at Ruskin Junior School we moved to a new venue being based this season at Kingsdown School. The move was helped by a sponsor who wanted to remain anonymous and I can’t thank him enough for his support this season as moving to the improved facilities has been great for the Goalkeeping School.
Modern Goalkeeping Blog
I noticed that I haven't written a blog since way back in September and having covered a number of goalkeeping matters in the past I asked for ideas from people who follow my Goalkeeping School Facebook page.
There were a few responses with ideas to discuss, some were going over old ground that I have spoken about before but a few ideas are worth discussing.
Goalkeeping Distribution Blog
A parent spoke with me at my goalkeeping school this week asking for help with his 10 year old son who was finding taking goal kicks difficult. He said that he was struggling to get much height and distance and his team coach was talking about getting one of the outfield players to take the goal kicks.
Things have been so hectic I only just realised my last blog was some four months ago!
A lot has happened in that time so here we go..................
Grass Roots Goalkeeping Blog
At Swindon Town Academy we get plenty of emails from parents, grass roots coaches, and players themselves asking for trials and this includes goalkeepers.
Often these emails tell us how good this particular player is and for this blog I’ll obviously focus on the goalkeepers.
Goalkeeping Psychology Blog
Once again this blog is not of my doing, I cannot claim any credit. Another fellow goalkeeping coach wrote this article and I wanted to share it with other members of the "Goalkeepers Union"
This blog is written by Nick Hutchings who is the First Team goalkeeper at Poole Town FC and is a senior coach at Between the Sticks goalkeeping school. http://www.betweenthesticks.co.uk
I hope you enjoy his article and gain some useful information from it.