Set a goal to save a goal

Goal setting is important in all aspects of development. Whether that be career goals, personal development or in sports. Visualizing what you what to achieve and how you will get there helps you follow the path to reaching the goal. Some goals are short-term while others are long term. Either way, set some basic achievable Read more

You get out what YOU put in

  Effort is defined as “an earnest or strenuous attempt.” Examples include “His effort at training today was outstanding!” and “she gave little effort to getting down to those low shots.” So, how many can say their effort during training is outstanding, or even very good? How many times have you heard the phrase give Read more

VA Residential Camp complete!

The VA residential camp finished up a few weeks ago and was a great success! 18 campers enjoyed 4 days of great weather, some serious training with Coaches Adrian, Larry and Sawyer and cooled off with a pool party and a BBQ.  A camper favorite was the multi-goal keeper wars and the high ball exercises Read more

Alex is J4K Strong!

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

Welcome two assistant coaches to J4K of NoVA

J4K if NoVA is happy to announce the addition of two assistant coaches to the J4K staff. Justin Ennis (Battlefield HS ’16) was the fist keeper to attend J4K of NoVA in 2012 and actually trained with Coach Larry for several years prior to J4K of NoVA. His experience includes: Richard Bland College (2016)  – Read more

The “Fit” of goalkeeper fitness

  Everyone knows that goalkeepers are different than their field player teammates in so many ways. From skill sets, to mentality, training methods, and vision, goalkeepers are a different breed of player. To state the obvious, fitness training for goalkeepers should also be very different. Goalkeepers get very little out of running laps and suicide Read more

Build a solid foundation first

Our Winter Indoor season for 2017-18 has begin! And with a new indoor season beginning this week, our focus topic is building a solid foundation of goalkeeping through balance, good body/hand/set position and footwork. Not unlike building a foundation to support a home, a goalkeepers balance, set position, body/hand position and footwork lay the foundation Read more

Goalkeeper Training in Haymarket, VA

Just 4 Keepers of Northern VA is happy to announce a partnership with Next Level Fitness and Performance in Haymarket, VA and will be offering private GK training at their facility this winter. In addition to the 4 venues in Northern Virginia being offered this winter for our weekly goalkeeper training, these private one-on-one sessions 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