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Paul Horwood heads up The Soccer Hub GK Academy and is a professional, F.A. qualified, goalkeeping coach. Paul has worked for Southend United where he was head goalkeeping coach for the clubs Centre of Excellence. Paul knows exactly how to get the best from budding keepers.  Along with Academy assistants, we provide the best coaching possible.

We run weekly sessions coaching through the school term.  The sessions are every Wednesday evening from 5pm till 7pm. They now take place at The Len Forge Centre, Eastwoodberry Lane SS2 6UH.  We start coaching young GK’s from the age of 5.  The Wednesday sessions are as follows.  5 till 6pm is for keepers up to under 11's and 6 till 7pm for keepers U12 and up.  Each session cost £6, first session is free!.

Our group sessions are suitable for younger goalkeepers of all abilities up to the age of 16. We also offer intensive 1-to-1 private sessions and club coaching.  

Look out for details of our special open days.  We offer a free gift to each keeper that enrolls on these days and our pro keepers often pop in to offer tips to our young keepers.  

Our partners, The Soccer Hub, also run an elite outfieild session each Wednesday at PlayFootball Southend SS0 0RT from 5 till 6pm for players already with teams. Check out for full details.




Why not come along and experience Goalkeeper Coaching at its best.


In our syllabus we look to cover the following:

  • Basic ball handling

  • Speed, agility and balance

  • One on one situations

  • Distribution

  • Diving

  • Shot stopping

  • Positioning

  • Ball familiarity

  • Dealing with crosses

  • Starting positions

  • Communication

  • Mentality

  • Small sided game

Group sessions only cost £5
and run for an hour.


Private 1-to-1 (1-to-2 etc.)
sessions can also be arranged.


Click here for more details


"The Soccer Hub provide some of the best
coaching I have seen at youth level”

David Stockdale – Premiership and England Goalkeeper

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