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Stephen Swanger

J4K Washington — For Goalkeeping training, Goalkeeping Camps, and Goalkeeping Gloves in Seattle, Tacoma, Washington State, and the West Coast of USA, and supported by an army of international goalkeeper coaches worldwide. Just 4 Keepers dares to be different!

J4K – Quickly Becoming Washington’s Premier Goalkeeping Academy

This summer Washington welcomes premier goalkeeper camps for kids to train just like a professional goalkeeper, while having FUN!  By premier, we mean the leading goalkeeper academy in the world because Just 4 Keepers is now operating in 31 countries and across 5 continents.  The goalkeeper camps will be run with the direction of J4K CEO Ray Newland, with the support of J4K Washington coaches Stephen Swanger and Christopher Northey, and along with very special guest Liverpool FC legend and current Ottawa FC coach Bruce Grobbelaar.

Coach Swanger runs a goalkeeper academy with weekly sessions in Tacoma and at Starfire Sports in Tukwila.  Moreover, coach Swanger is supported 100% by J4K goalkeeping gloves which is the fastest goalkeeping glove brand in the world, so that goalkeepers can use the same gloves that professionals wear at a discount goalkeeping glove price making J4K Washington’s premier goalkeeping academy as well.

The fact that that J4K’s recognition is growing quickly many in Washington State are now recognizing J4K’s premier status.  However with soccer camps for goalkeepers operating since 1999 in Europe with all coaches working for the camps being ex semi-professional or professional players being a premier goalkeeping academy is nothing new to J4K.

So what is a soccer camp all about?  Well, do you want 2 days of high intensity, action-packed goalkeeper training, but more importantly while having fun? If yes, you cannot miss the Just4keepers Id Camps that are getting held in Washington in  2017!

Just4keepers is the premier and largest goalkeeper academy in the world and now has coached well over 50,000 goalkeepers and also helped over 1000 young keepers achieve their dream of getting to a professional club or college scholarship in the USA. Our success is second to none worldwide as J4K has achieved more success for young goalkeepers than any other goalkeeper school in history!  So why not pop along and see if you can be other the next J4K success story?

J4K has Goalkeeping Camps worldwide all over the USA.

What to expect with the Just4keepers ID camp.

  • All training done by qualified experienced Goalkeeper Coaches.

  • An opportunity to be showcased for free on goalkeeperscholarships.com.

  • Ex semi and professional goalkeepers on coaching staff

  • Free goalkeeper equipment.

  • A chance for glove sponsorship! (Only normally offered to professional goalkeepers)

  • A chance to gain a scholarship in the USA

  • An opportunity to gain trials with professional soccer clubs

  • Free goalkeeping equipment giveaways!

  • More importantly, the chance to develop and meet like minded friends!!!!

Again J4K wants to stress, these camps (even though serious) are in a fun and relaxed atmosphere and leave no doubt that this is Washington State’s premier goalkeeper academy.

2017 – Seattle, Tacoma, Everett Low-Cost Goalkeeper Camps: Well-Rounded Soccer Players With Professional Attention

Seattle Soccer Camps are just around the corner this summer and there are a lot of options to choose from where children can enjoy a couple of days with friends while getting some good advice from soccer coaches. Fortunately, there are lot of low price soccer camp options out there too.   Unfortunately though, most of these soccer camps are leaving goalkeepers short of the training that they deserve: Just like at a typical soccer practice, they are left over on the side of the field with a coach, probably not a goalkeeper coach, isolated, forgotten by the technical staff, doing “goalkeeper things.”

J4K has Goalkeeping Camps worldwide all over the USA.

Because of the low cost of a Just 4 Keepers goalkeeper camp there is a great option to both take part in a traditional soccer camp in order to be able to play on the field and take part in a goalkeeper camp where a young goalkeeping student will be part of a goalkeeping team. J4K is a true goalkeeper academy  whose camps have many goalkeeper coaches dedicated to creating an enjoyable experience for goalkeepers.

At a goalkeeper camp, kids enjoy specialized goalkeeper training and have a dedicated coaching staff with thousands of hours of professional experience to create an enjoyable experience and preparation for safe goalkeeping.   So, goalkeepers, sign up for a low cost soccer camp where there is a staff to help you become a well-rounded field player and a goalkeeper camp to help you become a well-round soccer player.

This summer 2017 J4K Washington Hosts Affordable 2017 Soccer Camps in Seattle, Tacoma, and Skagit Valley with Liverpool FC Legend Bruce Grobbelaar, J4K Founder and Everton FC Ray Newland, and US National Team Coach Roy Howell. See you there!!

Interested in other goalkeeping options?  Check out Just 4 Keepers Washington State to learn more about a weekly goalkeeping academy as well.

Hard To Find Consistancy In A Goalkeeping Coach? J4K Goalkeeping Coaches Are Truly Invested

When the Seattle soccer community speaks of Washington goalkeeping, there is a pride in the quality of goalkeepers that come from the Puget Sound area; Hope Solo, Kasey Keller, Marcus Hahnemann, Tally Hall, Danny Waltman, to name a few.  There are also a lot of goalkeeper coaches in the area that do a pretty good job at local clubs, and there are a ton of really good goalkeepers in the area as a result of their work.  Nonetheless, most goalkeeper coaches for a club are not motivated to be only coaching goalkeepers and would rather themselves a head coach.  This is probably why I’ve heard from multiple parents how difficult it is to find a coach that even consistently shows up to training!

Washington Soccer Clubs can rely on consistency in their goalkeeper training with J4K

Washington Soccer Clubs’ Goalkeepers can jump for joy with a committed team from J4K.

For Just 4 Keepers’ coaches, the motivation is coaching goalkeepers. In fact, it’s their business to do so. Goalkeeper coaches for Just 4 Keepers combined have millions of  hours of experience both playing and coaching and are invested into becoming the best that they can be. So, they recognize that there is only one true “goalkeepers union” where you are supported by an amazing team of goalkeeping coaches in 31 countries around the world — The J4K Union.

In the J4K Union there are opportunities to learn from goalkeeper coaches all around the world coaches first hand. Whether it is in Japan, New Zealand, Canada, Switzerland, Slovenia, or South Africa, J4K coaches will travel to assist each other at their J4K ID Camps.   This is why his summer, Liverpool FC goalkeeper legend Bruce Grobbelaar is coming to Seattle, Tacoma, and Everett to support students here —  See – “J4K Hosts Affordable Camps.

J4K has Goalkeeping Camps worldwide all over the USA.

J4K coaches are also supported by the professional J4K goalkeeper gloves, the same ones that professional goalies wear, so they can pass on huge savings on to parents that simply can’t afford the overpriced gloves with even less quality.

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The J4K Goalkeeper Glove range is now one of the fastest growing brands GLOBALLY.

There is not a goalkeeping academy in the world like J4K where coaches can provide students with great coaching, learn first-hand from international coaches, and provide the best goalkeeper equipment at a great price.  If you or someone you know is interested in coaching goalkeeping with J4K, it is an organization worth looking into.

Washington State Goalkeepers Need More Than A Club: Joining an International Soccer School is the Best Soccer Education

The best way to learn about the world of international soccer is to get be part of a worldwide network of professional coaches, international clubs and international soccer academies.   When Seattle and Tacoma goalkeepers join Just 4 Keepers Washington, they become part of a worldwide goalkeeping team dedicated to coaching young soccer players to develop into lifelong participants in the game.

Just 4 Keepers Washington is proud to be part of a international company based upon goalkeeper education with goalkeeper coaches running weekly goalkeeping academies and goalkeeping camps worldwide.  Just4Keepers is the largest and leading goalkeeper training schools internationally, currently operating in 31 countries and across 5 continents.  This means that soccer players can use this worldwide network travel to other countries.  Sawyer Gaffney from Richmond, Virginia training at Club Atlético Banfield and Alex Jakma from Toronto, Ontario training at Motherwell FC are two recent J4K success stories taking advantage of this network.

J4K doesn’t just go around “branding” professional goalkeepers either other brands here on the Washington west coast .  All of the J4K professional goalkeepers like Travis Worra from DC United , Ryan Taylor from Richmond Kickers, that wear our brand are and come to coach at camps.    This philosophy is what attracts the likes of goalkeeper legend Bruce Grobbelaar, European Champion from Liverpool FC is a sponsored J4K coach, and why he coming this July to coach with Just 4 Keepers Washington  at our Summer ID Camps – No other goalkeeper glove company dedicates itself to education like J4K.

J4K Washington is proud to be serving Washington’s West Coast Goalkeepers. For more information email: just4keepers.wa@gmail.com

Happy Goalkeeping!

Seattle, Tacoma, and Skagit Valley welcome Liverpool FC Legend and Ottawa Fury Goalkeeping Coach Bruce Grobbelaar and Just 4 Keepers Founder and J4K Goalkeeping Coach, ex Everton FC Goalkeeper Ray Newland

It Takes A Village: J4K Keeper Sawyer Gaffney begins his Argentina journey


Banfield AC Training Complex

Video:  Sawyer Gaffney and Trainer Dario Herrera

This past month Just 4 Keepers Washington State was in Buenos Aires, Argentina supporting Richmond Kickers and Davidson University goalkeeper Sawyer Gaffney begin his adventure chasing his dream of professional soccer.  He began his first week with a great trial experience at 1st division club Quilmes AC with Dario Herrera from  Centro de Entrenamiento y Formación de Arqueros, and this week Sawyer has begun an official trial period with AC Banfield which will last until June.

It takes a lot a lot of goalkeeping talent to get an opportunity to get a trial at a professional club, However, it also takes a team of committed people around a goalkeeper to get something like this done too.  Having teammates like Just 4 Keepers, the world’s largest goalkeeping academy, and Go Play Sports Tours goalkeepers not only have a huge international infrastructure to rely on, but also direct links to academies, scouts, and consultants to make your goalkeeping dreams a reality.

Just 4 Keepers Washington owes many thanks to goalkeeping legend and FIFA Goalkeeper Trainer, Esteban Pogany who consultation really made the difference for Sawyer.  Esteban will continue to work with Sawyer in weekly sessions.  Moreover, J4K Washington is looking at a return to Argentina in June to hold our first Just 4 Keepers ID camp with Esteban. Sawyer will be working as a coach with us as well sporting his J4K gloves.   Could Just 4 Keepers be making a permanent home in Argentina?  Well, let’s just say that although we are 10,000 goalkeepers strong, J4K welcomes new opportunities to bring quality goalkeeping training and equipment to goalkeepers around the world.

J4K Washington’s Stephen Swanger helps Sawyer Gaffney move into his new apartment in Buenos Aires.

Iconic image of Obelisco after a summer storm

Beautiful Buenos Aires Summer Night



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