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About Simon Smith
"Goalkeepers are different....Never before has the number one position been more influential or demanding. The postion requires a unique mix of mental strength, speed, concentration, bravery and technical ability - combined with hard work and dedication.To succeed in such a specialist postion requires sopecialist coaching."
The English FA
Simon works for The Football Association as one of the National Goalkeeping Coaches working with England Teams between the ages of 16 – 21. Simon delivers both specialist goalkeeping coaching courses and specific goalkeeping sessions on UEFA coaching courses from UEFA ‘C’ to UEFA ‘A’ standard. Simon works with some of the best young goalkeepers in the country. He has also worked as Goalkeeping Coach to the England Ladies Football Team.
Newcastle United FC
Simon started working at Newcastle United in 1993 as a Goalkeeping Coach, working with goalkeepers from the age of 8 –19. In the summer of 1999, Simon became First Team Goalkeeping Coach working under Ruud Gullit and Sir Bobby Robson. Simon was Sir Bobby Robson’s goalkeeping coach over a five year period from 1999 to 2004 coaching in The Premier League with goalkeepers Shay Given, Steve Harper, Lionel Perez, John Karelse and Tony Caig. During this period, Simon prepared and coached the senior goalkeepers for over 300 Premiership matches and 40 European games in the Inter Toto, UEFA Cup and Champions League.
Simon has also worked with professional goalkeepers at Sunderland A. F.C., Carlisle United F.C., Wigan Athletic, Hartlepool United F.C. and LA Galaxy.
Simon Smith Goalkeeping
After successfully completing a B.A.Sports Studies Degree in 1995, Simon set up his own goalkeeping coaching company - Simon Smith Goalkeeping. Simon Smith Goalkeeping is now in its fifteenth year with the main focus now being on producing and selling goalkeeping resources.