Alex is J4K Strong!

This is Alex. I’ve never met Alex but have learned a great deal about him. He’s a senior goalkeeper in North Chili, NY, which is near Rochester. His story is quite remarkable and as a J4K coach and parent, I am very proud of him. He’s why…. You see, Alex has cancer. He was diagnosed Read more

Welcome two assistant coaches to J4K of NoVA

J4K if NoVA is happy to announce the addition of two assistant coaches to the J4K staff. Justin Ennis (Battlefield HS ’16) was the fist keeper to attend J4K of NoVA in 2012 and actually trained with Coach Larry for several years prior to J4K of NoVA. His experience includes: Richard Bland College (2016)  – Read more

The “Fit” of goalkeeper fitness

  Everyone knows that goalkeepers are different than their field player teammates in so many ways. From skill sets, to mentality, training methods, and vision, goalkeepers are a different breed of player. To state the obvious, fitness training for goalkeepers should also be very different. Goalkeepers get very little out of running laps and suicide Read more

Build a solid foundation first

Our Winter Indoor season for 2017-18 has begin! And with a new indoor season beginning this week, our focus topic is building a solid foundation of goalkeeping through balance, good body/hand/set position and footwork. Not unlike building a foundation to support a home, a goalkeepers balance, set position, body/hand position and footwork lay the foundation Read more

Goalkeeper Training in Haymarket, VA

Just 4 Keepers of Northern VA is happy to announce a partnership with Next Level Fitness and Performance in Haymarket, VA and will be offering private GK training at their facility this winter. In addition to the 4 venues in Northern Virginia being offered this winter for our weekly goalkeeper training, these private one-on-one sessions Read more

“Angle” yourself for the save

Successful goalkeeping requires great skill and a little bit of luck. Mixed in with proper technique/skill is playing the angle correctly. Some coaches/keepers refer to it as positioning.  Whatever you call it, angle play is key to reducing the amount of space a shooter has to score. The smaller the angle, the less space. Vise Read more

The critical role of balance in goalkeeping

In training an often overlooked element of successful goalkeeping is balance.  Balance is a critical component of a good starting position, setting the goalkeeper up for the best chance of completing a save – simple or complex. Coordination is obviously basic to good goalkeeping but how often do we appraise younger keepers as lacking good Read more

Discounted pricing for winter training expires soon!

Now is the time to think about winter! WHAAAATTTT? School just began, summer isn’t technically over until September 22nd and the fall soccer season is in it’s first few weeks. Why are we talking about winter now? The Winter session is the most popular Just 4 Keepers of NoVA sessions, mainly because players schedules open Read more

Winter Indoor Goalkeeper Training in Northern VA

Times and locations have been firmed up for the continuance of our weekly goalkeeper training sessions indoor beginning November 1 running through February 28. Special discounted pricing is available until 9/15! Save $50 by registering early! Saturdays – Dulles Sportsplex, 21610 Atlantic Blvd, Sterling 8 – 9AM U9 – U12;  9 – 10AM 13+ Mondays Read more

Winter Training venues in Northern VA announced

For all the folks needing to plan ahead, J4K NoVA is happy to announce its Winter 2017-18 goalkeeper training venues. For the 5th winter we will be returning to Dulles Sportsplex and training keepers for the 4th year at SportsNetwork. In addition to these two locations we will be returning for the 3rd year to Read more