Tim Pitman Goalkeeping School

About Us

The Tim Pitman Goalkeeping School provides training sessions to keepers that enhance skills, techniques and provide plenty of enjoyment. We provide both group coaching as well as 1 to 1 training sessions at:

Ongar Recreation Ground
Love Lane

Head coach Tim Pitman has worked with a number of professional goalkeeper coaches and is now keen to share the expertise he has gained over the years and pass it onto the next generation of goalkeepers. 

"The goalkeeping position is forever changing. With the modern game developing so quickly, goalkeepers need to be physically and mentally prepared for every possible scenario. I want to give all my goalkeepers the best chance of reaching their maximum potential to help them succeed"




Our Programme

All of our training sessions follow a professional and structured layout:

Warm up

Static and dynamic stretching, pulse raiser and specific movements and ball familiarity exercises.

Technical work

Designed to improve technical performance and knowledge. Techniques covered include: basic handling, diving techniques, 1v1, crosses, distribution and reaction work.

Match situations

Each session will include match situation drills which goalkeepers will come across during games.

Cool down
Static and dynamic stretches to prevent next day soreness!


"Tim is a really good young keeper who works really hard...has been a pleasure working with him, I'm sure he will be a great coach...after all he has worked with some good goalkeeping coaches himself..." -- Danny Norton, Goalkeeping Coach, Melbourne Australia

"Tim is a highly enthusiastic coach who can always be relied on to find something positive in any situation!  He has a great relationship with the kids, keeping them motivated and making the sessions fun but challenging.  Also, importantly, he is a very caring coach, showing great tact and consideration if anyone needs a little confidence boost.  Jack has improved so much since he began coaching with Tim in July 2011 and, moreover, he absolutely adores him!-- Julie Taylor,  Mum to Jack, Stock United U9

"I would like to say what a brilliant goalkeeping coach Tim is.  His training sessions are fun, my son always looks forward to them and he really enjoys it.  Tim has boosted my son’s confidence and taught him new skills, which has really benefited his goalkeeping ability and improved his team performance.  Tim is always happy and very professional. I would definitely recommend him to friends." -- Alison Golder, Mum to James, Hannakins Farm U9

"My son Ashwin, has been attending 1-2-1's with Tim for only a few weeks. There has been a significant improvement in this short space of time. He is an excellent coach with an ability to bring the best out of his students. I would recommend him to any goalkeeper." -- Bhupesh Gohil, Dad to Ashwin, Redbridge United U10

"Tim has been coaching me for neary a year, he has taught me loads of new techniques and skills to become a better goalkeeper, he is very positive and encouraging, a great coach!" -- Matthew Olson, Harold Wood Cougars U10

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