From the Parents
Aaron’s started his journey as a Goalkeeper 2 years ago at the Michael Barron Academy where James was Aaron’s coach for quite some time. Two years on As a family we have learned it’s important to get your child the best in GK training you possibly can but you can become very naive if you are just starting out so be careful.
Locally I can honestly say James is one of the best GK coaches around. He has not just played the game at a high level, which some haven’t but he is a strong people person around children youth and adults. His technical skills are excellent and he sees things in individuals that most don’t therefore challenges his goalkeepers to the highest level.
It’s important to note he is very professional and passionate about what he does and Aaron and us as parents will always continue to use James in the future. Now Aaron is at Sunderland Academy we really do owe allot to the coaches on Aaron’s journey like James.
James is a strong part of that and even when not coaching he always has made contact to make sure Aaron is doing okay.
James could not come recommended enough from Aaron and us. Top top coaching at its best.
— Carlie Sings
My son Ross (under 9s) has attended quite a few sessions with James at his academy’s. Always comes away very happy at what he’s learned from James Howarth excellent positive approach to his training sessions.
For Ross although he is a SAFC academy player and trains hard there it’s great to have sessions with a coach like James who offer him something different at his sessions which is great for Ross’s further development.
If you want your child to develop as a player and a person James and evolution has a great set up and your child WILL become a better keeper.
— David Adby
My son Evan started as a goalkeeper a few years ago, while at a group training session, Evan clicked with one of the coaches straight away. The coach was James Howarth, after a few more group sessions I took the next step of approaching James about having private sessions. James is a great coach and quickly developed a close bond with Evan, which helped in the training. James is very professional and strives to get the best out of each goalkeeper in each session, his sessions were fun, while always making Evan work hard to help him achieve something in each session. I could not recommend James enough.
— David Jones
My daughter attends James sessions with one other keeper. These are very productive, his training technique and unique drills make the sessions really interesting. He also works the keepers at high intensity which again is nice to see. She has been playing and training for 10 years and has been trained by some of the best gk coaches in the area. James is definitely a cut above, with his fantastic coaching. His sessions are the best she has attended locally. Im a firm believer in giving a child the best training and chances when stood in between the goal posts and would definitely recommend James for any level of training for any level of keeping.
— Jill Marshall
Jenny only just started playing in goal at the beginning of October, she agreed to go in goal because no one else volunteered to so that her team mate could have a run outfield. Needless to say she got well and truly bitten by the goal keeping bug especially after being awarded player of the match in her first two matches in goal. Since she started with Evolution her confidence has increased, and that was evident after her first session with Terry. She loves her sessions with Terry and looks forward to them every week.
— Alisa Bennett
My son has been playing in goal for a little while, although he enjoys it, it was obvious that he was finding it difficult when goals were scored and his confidence was being affected.
We looked at what was available in our area to support him and discovered evolution.
He has only been with Evolution for just over a month but already we’ve noticed a dramatic change in his confidence. He’s happier on match days even if goals are scored and thoroughly enjoys attending the coaching sessions with Dean.
— Lisa Stoker
My 8 year old Son attended goalkeeper coaching sessions with Evolution as we wanted to develop his technique and increase his confidence in order to support his development within his team. The sessions were well delivered with good use of training aides and it was apparent they were well thought out and planned in advance, focusing on technique but in a fun, non pressured environment. My Son gained a lot from the sessions and his confidence improved significantly which was evident during match play, where practice on the training pitch shone through. I would recommend Evolution for aspiring goalkeepers of all ages.
— Darren Youll
Started my 9 year old daughter with Evolution a couple of weeks ago at Dunston. In that short time with Lee her handling and confidence has rapidly improved. They’re continuously kept on the go at the sessions and she absolutely loves it – so well worth the £ in my opinion.
— Steven Grant French
I have a young Under 7’s keeper who started with 0 goalkeeping experience and was scared of the ball, from the first two sessions attended with James he became a goalkeeper; from then till now he is diving coming out to the ball catching and doing everything a keeper should at that age. Credit to you James Howarth for what you have done to my little No1.
— Stephen Kyle
Really impressed with the professionalism of coaching. Ben has only been there 4 weeks and it feels like he has been there a lifetime such is the welcome he has received. Ben started playing in goal then stopped and wanted to try again, decided to send him along and he now says he doesn’t want to play anywhere else. The coaching is well tailored and allows kids to work on areas of there game they feel they need to improve, as an example Ben yesterday worked on narrowing the angle and footwork.
— Daniel Minto
The training at Evolution has been structured to challenge the goalkeepers and keep them learning and continuing to improve. Training is tailored around their ability and a “can do” approach appropriate to their individual needs. I would recommend Evolution coaching.
— Vicky Barret Leech
My son Joseph was coached by James earlier in the year at Jarrow and really loved it, the drills really tested his ability to the limits and has massively progressed to the next level where he needed to be at his club, we have tried a few other goalkeeper coaches but they haven’t come anywhere near to James’s coaching drills and techniques thanks again.
— Paul Robson
Best goal keeper training by far, small groups so get a lot more done, couldn’t ask for a better coach in dean. The kids listen and respect him which is fab. My son is very shy and doesn’t really like to get involved with new group and teams always takes him a few weeks to settle but with this group now he straight down on pitch waiting, My son has came on fantastic since starting evolution. As I don’t think goalies get enough training in there team. Also he has had 6 clean sheets in his last 6 games and man of the match and been promoted to division 5.
— Stacey Butler
My son has had 1 to 1 coaching with James for a while now, James is great with him and has built a real friendship. He has developed my son’s goalkeeping skills greatly, but the one thing that totally stands out is how much more confidence my son now has whilst in goal, and it’s all down to James great work!
— Samantha Rodgers
My son Jackson loves attending James’ goalkeeper coaching sessions. At the age of 5 he has came on leaps and bounds as James adapted his approach to make the sessions more fun and engaging for him. Many thanks to James and Dean for the time and effort they put in to their coaching sessions, would certainly recommend to anyone that is interested.
— Gavin Bennett
Exemplary coaching by Evolution, I’ve seen the improvements in my son week on week since joining James’s sessions. The coaching is well planned out, fun yet structured, focused on technique, positioning and decision making and designed to improve all levels of ‘keepers. Great job guys!
— Victoria Saiger
Very engaging and active sessions. Kept the blood pumping, brains ticking and faces smiling. Also technically very good exercises where benefits have already been witnessed less than 1 week in from first session.
Best goalkeeper tutoring attended in the region and will be returning. Has taken my sons interest from casual enjoyment to strong desire to pursue.
— Maureen Hudspith Collier