Paul Simms

Paul Simms

Twitter -@simmys76
Head Goalkeeping Coach – Cardiff City Advanced Development Centre

I have been a Goalkeeper Coach for 5 years and have Coached in Schools and Clubs both in the UK and Canada. During this time I have been lucky to have had very close working relationships with some high profile coaches who I have learned a huge amount from. In Canada my biggest influence came at the very successful Golden Gloves Academy where I worked daily with ex National Team Gk Tania Singfield developing GK’s looking to step into pro football. On returning to Wales and completion of my UEFA C Licence for Coaching Goalkeepers I spent a season coaching for the Torfaen area representative squads, Race FC and Bridgend Disabled football club. Progressing from this level I was contacted by Cardiff City’s Advanced Development Centre and offered a Head Goalkeeper Coach position. I train all age groups and am currently building the 2012/2013 season Development programme for the Advanced Development section and Coaching centre. My training is focused on building high confidence in every player through technical structured training, hard work and lots of fun. I am 100% for steady development over a period of time and the kids leaving my training with a smile means everything to me.

Qualifications

Welsh Football Trust

FAW / UEFA B Licence Coaching Goalkeepers – Currently working towards

FAW / UEFA C Certificate Coaching Goalkeepers

Football Leaders Award

Welfare and Child Protection

Welsh FA Goalkeepers Award

Emergency Aid in Football

The Football Association UK

Player & Match Analysis for UEFA B Coaches & below

The FA’s – Laws of the Game

Child Welfare

Futsal – Laws of the Game

International Coaching Association

ICA Bronze Coaching Licence

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