Matthew Burt Goalkeeping Academy was set up in 2010 by goalkeeping coach Matthew Burt.
Matthew Burt Goalkeeping Academy is based in Ashford (Kent) and provide a variety of coaching services, specialising in the art of goalkeeping. All services can be found under our services section.
The goalkeeper is arguably the most important position on the field of play, with the demands of the goalkeeper in the modern day game ever evolving and changing. The goalkeeper is the last line of defence, but also importantly the first line of attack.
All sessions are catered to meet the needs of the goalkeepers taking part. Athletes are developed appropriately and holistically, with this being something I follow and make sure I plan my goalkeeping sessions around. Planning is a major part of the coaching process, and meticulous effort goes into planning every training session which I deliver, encompassing all the various aspects of goalkeeping in order to give each goalkeeper the best chance to develop their personal performance.
High standards are expected and held at MBGKA, with every player who attends MBGKA knowing they are entering a professional training environment where they will have the opportunity to progress and potentially find new and exciting opportunities. It is also my firm aim that all sessions are as enjoyable as possible for all players, and I pride myself on my creativity and invention to develop match realistic practices that challenge goalkeepers’ abilities, thus helping to improve their goalkeeping cognitive capacities and general goalkeeping performance.
About The Coach
- UEFA Qualified Coach
- Former Charlton Athletic Academy Goalkeeper Coach (U9 up to First Team)
- BSc Sports Coaching Degree from UK Centre of Coaching Excellence
- FA Youth Modules 1, 2 and 3
- Child Protection
- First Aid
- CRB Checked and fully insured
- Owener of MBGKA since 2010
- Spent 16 years as a Goalkeeper
- Played Semi Pro, County Football and England Schoolboy Trialist
- South East England Schoolboys Squad
- Played in America @ Bethany College in the NCAA
- 5 Star Sports Academy in Leeds
- Former Arsenal Soccer Schools Development Centre Goalkeeper Coach.
- Pro Line FA Lead GK Coach
- M&M Football Academy Head GK Coach