Perfect weather and Amazing Facilities met 70+ keepers as they arrived for the 4th Annual Just4Keepers PA GK Camp hosted by Moravian Academy High School!
As the keepers checked in and received their camp shirts and gloves, you could feel the excitement and camaraderie as existing Just4Keepers members met keepers new to J4K.
In attendance, and part of the welcoming committee was J4K Founder and CEO Ray Newland.
Following the welcome greeting, presented by J4K East PA Coach Simon Robinson, the Coaching Staff of Joe Weiss (J4K East PA), Tristan Preece (J4K East PA), and Greg Cope (J4K DE) were introduced. Our coaching staff was also assisted by Former J4K Keepers currently playing College Soccer. These keepers include Matt Palmer (West Chester University), Vinny Tasca (Wilmington University), Evan Bleiler (West Chester University), and Timmy Gallagher (Wilkes University). Having these guys as part of our staff was a proud moment, as all have passed through the J4K system, and have kept in touch and are now looking at coaching for J4K as part of their future coaching endeavors!
What followed were 3 Incredible days of Great instruction, Hard work, Dedication, Fun, Development and Bonding!
Each and EVERY Keeper left camp each day worked to their max and developed as a keeper. Drills were high tempo, challenging, informative and geared to push the keepers to improve their fundamentals, and push themselves to learn new things about this specialized position and more about themselves and their abilities.
4 great expertly coached groups of keepers were constantly engaged and always looking to see as much action and coaching as possible!
As you will see by some of the pictures below, not only did the keepers work incredibly hard, there were smiles on faces and lifelong friendships made. Even Coach Simon Robinson got in on the action showing that there is life in the ‘Old Dog’ yet!!
Plans are already underway for next year’s camp and, by all accounts, we will be seeing ALL these keepers and more in 2017!!