From the Coaches
Being part of Evolution is amazing, what a team to be around, experienced, qualified and total goalkeepers cut us in half and goalkeeping is in our blood. What a place for any goalkeeper of any stage of ability, real coaches and real goalkeeping people.
— Lee Barrass
Currently Coaching at Coxhoe and Sunderland Academies. For me as a coach everything is about the girls and boys who attend Evolution Goalkeeper Coaching. Sessions are structured to help improve development in all aspects of a Goalkeeper. As long as the children are learning, improving and enjoying what I do, it makes it all worth while. Without all the children who attend all of our sessions, there would be no use for us.
— Dean Simpson
Having worked with various grass roots clubs coaching their goalkeepers of varying ages and abilities I was asked by James if I would be interested in taking a few sessions for Evolution Goalkeeping Coaching, my first session was a mixed group of varying ages and abilities, I was pleasantly surprised at the standard of the kids that attended the session and their enthusiasm as well as how they listened to any comments that I suggested.
I myself who have been coaching for over 15 years and for the past 4 years for Middlesbrough FC enjoyed the session that much that I have continued with the group and have gone from a 1 hour session to 2 hours, the same group of kids as well as fresh faces who have improved massively and are constantly pushing each other on the achieve more always leaving a session with a sweat on and a huge smile on their face.
This has shown as one of the kids is now in my session on a Thursday night with Middlesbrough FC and he is being lined up to play at one of the upcoming trial games. Since joining Evolution Goalkeeping I have thoroughly enjoyed every session and look forward to tasking the kids with mastering something new in every session.
“The last line of defence and the first way of attack.”
— Paul Pringle
Evolution Goalkeeper Coaching is a great set up for young children to improve their Football skills, as not only are the sessions well prepared and designed for the children to vastly improve their skills, they are also made so that they can have fun whilst training too. As a coach of Evolution I’ve seen first hand myself the effects and improvement in the Football ability of the children who have attended these sessions put on by coaches, not only that, there has also been positive feedback from the parents to say how these sessions have helped. The Coaches are also very friendly with each other and easy to get along with which makes the sessions easier to run. For any young, aspiring coach who is considering going down the path of coaching, I would say this is a great company to get started with.
— Shaun McDonald
Working for Evolution has been great, its a good start for all young coaches and for young Goalkeepers wanting to improve and have fun.
— Sam Guthrie
Very good standard of coaching and would definitely recommend young Goalkeepers with aspirations for the game to get in touch and work with the tremendous set of coaches Evolution have to offer.
— Kieren Proctor
The level of professionalism at Evolution is second to none across the board, both on and off the pitch. You can see that with the calibre of Goalkeepers they are producing.
— Rachael Laws
I enthusiastically encourage any goalkeepers from the North East to attend Evolution sessions – you won’t be disappointed. I extend this to any aspiring coaches in the region, too. You will be thoroughly looked after with top class kit and facilities. I can’t recommend the company enough. It’s one of the best professional decisions I’ve made.
— Ryan Mackerness
I worked with the staff on a recent training camp and found it a great environment to work in. The staff are friendly and approachable, and have the attention of the participants who are learning skills from brilliant coaches. Evolution are a great company to be a part of.
— Ian Murray