Fundamentally, It’s Basically Simple!

There are times when I will set up a drill, demonstrate it to my Goalkeepers, talk about the purpose of the drill and the coaching points. I then tell the keepers to begin, and they try to run the drill at a really fast pace! I then ask my keepers “Did I tell you to 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

Just 4 Keepers Montana – Coach Stephen Swanger Returns Home To Support Grassroots Club Bigfork Bandits

On September 26th J4K Washington State Goalkeeper Director Stephen Swanger ran the first of two goalie clinics with the Bigfork Bandits with proceeds of the clinic going to support this grassroots club in rural Western Montana.  With 14 Goalkeepers over the span of these two days, the future of goalkeeping in Montana is in sure Read more

Check Out J4K Pro Goalkeeper Vincent Dorel of Torquay United FC

Check Out J4K Pro Goalkeeper Vincent Dorel of Torquay United FC performing in his Just4keeper Goalkeeper Gloves in action. Vincent who has been with Just4keepers for a couple of years now was a goalkeeper for another devon team Plymouth Argyle FC were he played alongisde another J4K professional goalkeeper Luke McCormack. Vincent has impressed alot Read more

Lets Talk, About Goalkeeping Communication.

While observing ODP Tryouts and watching games recently, one of the biggest things that stands out to me is the lack of effective communication from goalkeepers, especially the younger ones. Goalkeepers need to be able to effectively communicate with team mates throughout the game to help direct, assist and inform of situations that the field Read more

Success Story Of J4K Goalkeeper

Personal message from Sean Hamilton In my sophomore year of college I was on a NPSL semi professional team that had a sponsorship with j4k goalkeeper gloves and the quality of the gloves I received was up with the big top names. After that I got in touch with people from Just4keepers and got a Read more

Training Recovery Saves – Luis Robles Example

The series of images below are of Luis Robles in training at NYRB, first closing the space to the attacker in a barrier position, then recovering to tip the ball. The sequence provides insight on how goalkeeper coaches can design a training session that deals precisely with the situation observed. It’s important that Goalkeeping Coaches Read more

Be Careful of The Egotistical Coach: “My Name Here” Goalkeeper Academies

There is no “I’ in team!  Yet for some goalkeeper coaches everything they do is based on self promotion and spouting lies like “we have a number of coaches globally who are ready to come in any given moment.”  No matter what their name is from A to Z pros and whatever international the one individual has, 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