How many times have you heard “Goalkeepers are different” or “they’re a little bit odd”. Well, the fact of the matter is that we goalkeepers are a bit different than a field player. Our mindset, our training methods, skill set, approach to the game, the list goes on. For each team there are only 1-3 Read more
J4K of NoVA Assistant Coach Justin Ennis is leaving his mark this year at Louisburg College in Louisburg, NC (NJCAA D1) . In being named to the First Team All Region, Justin led the Region with a .96 GAA (save percentage of .793) helping the Hurricanes to a 14-0-1 record and the Region 10 Read more
If you are looking to keep your game sharp over the winter season, or prep for your HS tryouts which are around the corner, here’s your chance. Goalkeeper training in Chantilly at the Nzone begins tonight, with Goalkeeper training in Manassas at Sports Network will be on Thursday evenings, and Goalkeeper training in Sterling at Read more
Just 4 Keepers of Northern Virginia continues it year-round weekly development of Northern Virginia goalkeepers by announcing it’s 2019-20 Winter training venues. Beginning November 2nd and continuing through the end of February, J4K of NoVA will offer training sessions at Nzone in Chantilly, VA on Monday evenings, at Sports Network in Manassas, VA on Thursday Read more
A special 8 week summer program will be held at Fox Mill Elementary School in Herndon, VA. Topics covered will be handling, footwork, angle play, shot stopping, high balls/crosses, defending the 1v1, distribution, and diving. Session dates will be June 17, 24 July 1, 8, 22, 29, August 5, 12 Goalkeepers playing U12 and under Read more
Having spent some time watching games recently, one of the biggest things that stand out to me is the lack of effective communication from goalkeepers, especially the younger ones.
I recently spoke to a couple of our Just4Keepers of East PA Keepers after watching them play. The topic of our conversation was how they carried themselves during the game, and how important their body language is. Body language forms such an important and integral part of any sport, especially Goalkeeping. As much as positive Read more
This is Alex. I’ve never met Alex but have learned a great deal about him. He’s a senior goalkeeper in North Chili, NY, which is near Rochester. His story is quite remarkable and as a J4K coach and parent, I am very proud of him. He’s why…. You see, Alex has cancer. He was diagnosed Read more
below is one of the most very colourful characters we have in Just4keepers. Swindon Town Ladies goalkeeper Carla Heaton has been wearing Just4keepers Goalkeeping gloves for several years now but J4K is proud to say Carla is one of our professional endorsee keepers. Carla has had an excellent season so far and she is an Read more
Goalkeeping is a very specific skill set that needs to be coached in a very specific learning environment. To develop on a smooth, steady curve the Topic being taught needs to challenge the individual to come to class and do well. It must focus learning on real game issues, giving students a chance to work on situations they have experienced or will experience.