Steven Rodden

Your Goalkeeper - A part of the team. Not - Apart from the team

Steven is the founder of Elite Goalkeeper Academy and began his coaching career at the age of 19 when an opportunity arose in America with FC Seattle. Here Steven found his love for coaching and, having only went out to coach outfield players, he soon found himself working additional hours as a freelance goalkeeper coach. On Steven’s return from America he began work at a local boys club helping with team affairs as well as specialised goalkeeper coaching and in 2012 decided it was time to offer out goalkeeper coaching to a wider audience, this is where Elite Goalkeeper Academy was born.

Steven: ” My aim when setting up Elite Goalkeeper Academy was to offer something that I rarely had when growing up and playing as a goalkeeper; a regular, affordable place to go with good contact time with specialist goalkeeper coaches. I wanted to try and help as many young goalkeepers as I could in the region and hopefully, one day, produce a future England goalkeeper, but most of all I want young goalkeepers to come to me to learn and have fun whilst doing something that they thoroughly enjoy.”

Steven’s playing career never really got off the ground due to numerous injuries and operations, however, he did play to a high standard whilst studying Sports Performance and Excellence at Newcastle College and in the 2005-06 season Steven earned Player of The Season for the ECFA Squad.
Steven is the current Carlisle United Football Club Academy Goalkeeper Coach where he is in charge of all goalkeepers within the Academy from u9-u16s.

My Sessions

Your Goalkeeper – A part of the team. Not – Apart from the team

In this seminar Steven will give a tactical breakdown of the requirements of a goalkeeper on match days. Helping the coach maximise their time with their goalkeeper(s) during training to ensure they’re fully prepared come game day.