Congratulations to the Richard Bland College Statesmen and J4K NoVA Keeper Justin Ennis on their 2-1 (4-2 PKs) win in the Conference X Championship over Spartanburg Methodist yesterday in Raleigh, NC. The win for RBC is the first conference title and advances them for the first time into the NJCAA Southeast District Championship next weekend Read more
Over the years I have seen a lot of keepers not attempt to make saves because they “Don’t think they can reach it“. Well, “Until You Give It A Go-You Don’t Know, !!!” If you try to make the save you may or may not save it, But trying is the first step to making Read more
Decision-making speed and soccer IQ may be synonymous. It is something I think about on a regular basis. I try finding connections between those players I train that have these qualities and those who seem to lag behind. The following is an excerpt from a best selling book by author Dan Coyle on the physiological Read more
This past September was one of the few that I have not been busy preparing my classroom at the beginning of a school year. Instead, to follow my passion for football/soccer full-time I made a commitment to the community at many levels; Coaching with Just 4 Keepers, Washington, J4K Private training, officiating soccer games, and Regional Coordinator for Read more
The goal we defend is an awfully large space isn’t it? Eight yards wide by 8 feet tall is a pretty substantial area to cover for a keeper. How do the best keepers in all ages and levels cover all that space? In addition to having great footwork to move about the goal area, the Read more
As a Keeper coach, I look for one thing in a keeper. It’s not size, speed or strength. It’s not even talent, for that matter. The first thing I look for is Passion for the position. Without this intangible none of the aforementioned tangibles mattered.