After plenty of build-up, excitement and many months working away on the content of the course, we are delighted to announce that Tony Parks course on 'Thriving as the Head of Goalkeeping at a world-class club' will be launching on Monday 1st July.
Packed with experience, expertise and insight from more than 20 years in the game, including seven years as Head of Goalkeeping at Tottenham Hotspur and work as a national coach educator for The Football Association, the course is a must-have learning experience for anyone currently working in, or with aspirations to be working in, the professional game.
It deals with themes as diverse as understanding the stakeholders of your club to building player relationships and influence all goalkeepers on the training field, all grounded in our learning philosophies and values of critical thinking, analysis and application to your own context.
Former Tottenham Hotspur, Norwich City and Aston Villa Head of Goalkeeping, amongst a plethora of other roles in consultancy, coaching and leadership within the elite game.
Tony Parks is one of the most highly-respected goalkeeper coaches in the country. Having spent eight years at Tottenham Hotspur as Head of Goalkeeping, as well as numerous first-team and age-grade national team posts, he brings a level of experience, insight and expertise into managing elite and world-class talent, as well as managing an entire goalkeeping department.
He has worked with world-cup winning goalkeepers, England internationals and a plethora of Premier League greats over the time in the game, building an undeniable reputation and pedigree within the game.
Your learning experience
We've worked tirelessly to design and craft each individual unit for the best possible learning experience. Whether it be a video, a longer informational piece or a task to apply the course ideas to your own context, you will not be short of learning opportunities in Tony's course, with the wealth of different themes covered and approached from unique angles.
Interactive and engaging units
As you will already know if you have engaged previously with one of our Goalkeeping Intelligence courses, we put great care and attention into each individual learning unit, ensuring that the information provided is comprehensive but not overwhelming, and presenting this through a variety of innovative and engaging media for your learning and application.
At the same time, all units are fully synced and interactive with your Goalkeeping Intelligence notepad, so you can highlight, star and leave notes wherever you'd like to store a key piece of information for later. You can access your notepad at any point when logged into the system by heading to 'best resources'.
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Plenty of video interviews
Throughout the course, we touch on a number of the different modules and units with video interviews with Tony. These allow an even more authentic, real and captivating learning experience, hearing and seeing first-hand some of the work that he did within different environments and the learning that we can take from that work.
Many of the videos are rooted and linked in with the discussions and end of unit tasks, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and explore the themes discussed further with Tony and the other course members.
Tony's course deals with many of the fundamental and most important aspects to thriving as a Head of Goalkeeping, especially in elite performance environments that are likely to have international players, high pressure from stakeholders and high levels of accountability.
It is a great course for anyone already working in the professional game who would like to further expand the provisions within their club through the frameworks and ideas suggested, or for coaches with ambition to work in the professional development phase and senior game.
There are a number of tasks throughout the course, dedicated to applying the ideas and frameworks to your own context, with high levels of support, advice and elaboration from Tony throughout this process.
A comprehensive insight
From frameworks around objectives and development pathways to touching upon the cultural constraints on elite goalkeeping and goalkeeping within the overall club organisation, there are a huge wealth of topics covered that are relevant to any Head of Goalkeeping.
Of course, all of our usual norms around life-time access, personal support from your tutor and the opportunity to keep getting involved in the discussions and debates throughout your learning journey apply to Tony's course. It promises to be a great spectacle and opportunity for goalkeeper coaches from across the world to connect, share insight and ultimately improve themselves for the benefit of their departments.
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Below, you can see a full overview of the course landscape, the individual units and modules that we'll be delving into and the tasks that you'll have the opportunity to explore and complete:.
Time to get involved!
Sound like the perfect learning opportunity for you? We certainly think so! We're hugely excited about being able to share Tony's experience and time in the game with you, as well as the incredible insight and expertise that he has repeatedly offered through the course process.
We look forward to seeing you on the other side, for an incredible learning experience full of enrichment, reflection and deliberate improvements to your environment!
We'd love to hear your thoughts!
What are you looking forward to about Tony's course? What can we do to make it the best possible learning experience? Let us know your thoughts, ideas and feedback and we'll do our best to make it happen.