Prior to moving to Melbourne, Florida, Jim was the Director/ Coach of J4k in Wichita Kansas for 3 years. He was also head goalkeeping coach for the Sporting Wichita Rojos Soccer Club and goalkeeping coach for the Kansas Rush Soccer Club. In addition, he was the goalkeeper coach for Wichita West and Trinity Academy (Boys state champions 2010). Before moving to Wichita, he was Head Women’s Soccer coach at Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin. He assisted goalkeepers in three Appleton, Wisconsin Area Division 1 high schools to state qualifying level. Furthermore, he directs various area goalkeeping camps, small group, and private lessons.
He holds an Advance National Certification in Goalkeeping as well as Advanced National Certification in Field Play. In addition, he holds a Master in Physical Education, Masters in Curriculum Development and Secondary Administration. Throughout his career, he has trained many goalkeepers to attain scholarship opportunities to go on to college level play.
Coach Jim Kloes is dedicated in teaching our son, a sophomore in high school, how to play soccer at a higher level. He is very knowledgeable, patient, and motivating coach. He teaches proper skill development and tactics to help unlock our son’s potential to a new level. Coach Jim naturally combines a warm and friendly manner with a disciplined approach to his training. I highly recommend Coach Jim Kloes for your son or daughter’s soccer skill development.
“My son had been involved with J4K under Jim Kloes guidance and instruction for about a year, and as a high school freshman he made the JV team as goalkeeper on one of the best teams in the state of Kansas.”
Coach Kloes is great! Never played soccer and now I get played as a starter for my JV team at school. Really helped me improve my soccer skills, teach me new ones and was very attentive on skills I needed to work on. I enjoyed my sessions with him!
Coach James is great! My daughter really enjoyed her sessions. She made great improvements that were noticed by her club coach and is now getting more playing time.
Does a great job, gives my daughter a workout every time? Shares all progress and thoughts. Excellent coach and good at giving specific, helpful feedback
After one session with Coach James, my child has a renewed confidence on her soccer skills. Coach James greatest strength is creating a plan tailoring your athlete’s strengths and weakness. Coach has a personality that is conducive to learning and a personality that makes the lesson fun.
Jim is uniquely qualified to teach our son, Cameron, because of his background as a PE teacher and gymnastics coach; besides having current certifications for coaching goalkeepers. We’ve learned much from him; Cameron practices the drills he’s learned and applies them during pregame warm-ups too. His footwork and game awareness have both improved tremendously under Jim’s instruction. Thanks Coach Kloes!