I have great pleasure in introducing my GK Academy to you. As I said before I have been fortunate enough to have worked with the very best in the game, taking a little, sometimes a lot, from their ideas. Putting these ideas together with mine, I have created my GK Academy to improve and help achieve the full potential of any GK. The different formats I'm bringing to you are taken from my philosophies on the game I have developed during my career. These philosophies and methods that I now use and work from have been molded over my 23 plus years in the professional game. I have taken something from each coach and goalkeeper I have worked with, and put together a module to work starting from first saves for young goalies to gk's fine tuning at the top of their profession. I to strive to improve as a coach in any way possible going forward and I've learnt from some of the best and used their knowledge and work ethic to help me create these various coaching modules.
For example whilst I was at Spurs Heurelho Gomes with his Brazilian and Dutch influences was massive on his power and top corner saves with a lot of thrown and bounced serves that I had not seen much of before. Carlo Cudicini was very polished in his work, happy to make most of his saves in games and just working on his reflexes and being as quick as possible in his training doing a lot of SAQ sessions to enable him to do this. At West Ham Robert Green worked on every part of his game, especially one on ones in which he was the best I have seen in this aspect. Ben Alnwick was very comfy with the ball at his feet, we worked extensively on this part of his game when at Peterborough to finely tune this to enable us to play the way the manager wanted, where he became one of the main focal points of our open play and counter attacking.
Although all the modules I have produced are structured to optimize a GK’S performance at any age and level, they are designed to be enjoyable whilst still challenging and where possible to help form a pathway for a GK to play as the highest level possible.
"Jimmy was a fantastic coach and my son found him really inspirational,
he had a fabulous few months being coached by him"
Parent of Peterborough United Academy Goalkeeper
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