The art of goalkeeping has changed significantly in recent years. Certain fundamentals still apply but the emphasis on explosive power is greater than ever and therefore we considered a knowledgeable Strength and Conditioning coach to be a must – and we have exactly that.
Mathew Monte Colombo, or ‘Monte’ as he’s affectionately known is currently the S&C coach at West Ham United, working on performance related training with Rob Green (England), Marek Stech (Czech U21) whilst also playing a large role in the rehabilitation of Peter Kurucz after ACL reconstruction (Hungary U21). He previously worked @ Watford FC and was instrumental in the development of many of the budding Watford stars (Scott Loach being amongst them) and he knows full well what effect a well structured training program can have on a young goalkeeper
Monte is able to work out of a fantastic Performance Gym in St Albans, Hertfordshire, in the evenings when hes not @ West Ham, if you are interested and would like to contact Monte with regards to strength and conditioning training for yourself or your son or daughter email him on firstname.lastname@example.org and he will contact you back with his availability and price list.
Monty has agreed to write several E-Books for us, each with exercises that will promote speed and power in a young goalkeeper's game without running the risk of injury. These E-Books are given away with certain courses or they will be soon available to purchase from our GK Icon shop.
Several of the drills you will experience when attending a GK Icon course have Monty’s influences, drills that will leave you feeling fatigued in the morning but will have an incredible effect on your performance.