Special Summer Program in Herndon, VA

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

2019 Summer Camp Partnership!

Just Keepers if NoVA is excited to announce a summer camp partnership with Coerver United, a premier footskills training program available in Northern Virginia. The camp with offer goalkeeper specific training for all J4K players in the mornings ages 10 -17 until noon. At the mid-day break, any 15 – 17 year old keepers will Read more

Welcome to new J4K NoVA Staff!

J4K Nova is happy to announce the addition of 2 staff members! Please welcome Eric Lewis and Jacob Gottwold to the J4K NoVA Team! Eric Lewis – Longwood University ’18 Eric graduated from Longwood University in May 2018 where he played for the Longwood Club Team. Prior to attending Longwood he played for SYA and Read more

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