Elite Goalkeeping is a specialist Academy where young and developing goalkeepers can learn and acquire the skills of goalkeeping as well as the physical and mental attributes necessary to perform at an elite level. The program was developed in 1996 by John Crawley, a nationally recognised and accredited coach and former national and international player.
The core values of Elite Goalkeeping are founded on the following objectives:
- To assess and enhance the basic skill levels of each participant
- To incorporate new ideas and techniques now in vogue with Youth Goalkeeping Coaching Programs and practiced by many elite goalkeepers in Europe and South America
- To introduce and foster a psychological approach to performance by each participant
Elite goalkeeping currently offers programs in 6 different venues across the Sydney metropolitan area, SCORE school holiday camps, private tuition, senior development programs and goalkeeping instructor mentoring programs. EGK also works in conjunction with the Central Coast Mariners FC, Westfields Sports High, FNSW and private schools throughout the Sydney metropolitan area.
Elite Goalkeeping's outstanding results are reflected by the success of our previous students which include, Adam Federici (Reading FC), Mathew Ryan (Central Coast Mariners FC), Matthew Nash (Newcastle Jets FC), Andrew Redmayne (Brisbane Roar FC, Under 23 Australian national team representative), Danny Vukovic (Wellington Phoenix FC, Under 23 Australian national team representative), Paul Henderson (Central Coast Mariners FC), Cassandra Kell (Australian women's national team - World Cup & Olympic games representative).