Goalkeeping coaching is often difficult to come by. Goalkeeping analysis is even shoddier when you consider that the general line of scrutiny is ‘you should have done better.’ How exactly? Andy Collier, the academy goalkeeper coach at Dundee United, is looking to put that right.
“Having been brought up in Scotland and playing as a goalkeeper in professional football, until three years ago, I know first-hand how difficult it is to find quality goalkeeping coaching at an affordable price,” he says.
“I have spoken to many coaches of children’s and youth teams, and have discovered that goalkeepers are often forgotten about, not through choice but because most coaches’ specialisation is in outfield coaching.”
Collier’s new venture is to focus solely on goalkeepers, and their individual coaching, with the introduction of the AMC Goalkeeping Academy. Young ‘keepers will get the coaching skills required in order to fulfill their potential and improve their respective sides. Most importantly it will be a fun day out for those who sign up.
The first holiday camp took place on 2nd May, in Glenrothes, and Collier explained how it was a huge success. A number of ‘keepers came away with improved skills and they had plenty of enjoyment along the way. An extra 8-11 year old session was added on because of the numbers. A second camp is organized for 30th May in Dundee.
Collier may have had is own goalkeeping career cut short but he is now passing on his skills to the next generation of goalkeepers. Who knows, a future Scotland international may emerge from this current crop of shot stoppers.
For more details, please contact:
Andy on 07450 827189