“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

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

Winter Indoor Goalkeeper Training in Northern VA

Times and locations have been firmed up for the continuance of our weekly goalkeeper training sessions indoor beginning November 1 running through February 28. Special discounted pricing is available until 9/15! Save $50 by registering early! Saturdays – Dulles Sportsplex, 21610 Atlantic Blvd, Sterling 8 – 9AM U9 – U12;  9 – 10AM 13+ Mondays Read more

Winter Training venues in Northern VA announced

For all the folks needing to plan ahead, J4K NoVA is happy to announce its Winter 2017-18 goalkeeper training venues. For the 5th winter we will be returning to Dulles Sportsplex and training keepers for the 4th year at SportsNetwork. In addition to these two locations we will be returning for the 3rd year to Read more

Goalkeeper training in Herndon, VA returns!

Just 4 Keepers of Northern VA is resuming it’s weekly academy training sessions in Herndon, VA by returning to Fox Mill Elementary School. Located at 2601 Viking Dr in Herndon, regular weekly training will be offered at in this Fairfax County location from 6-7pm for players aged 9 – 12, and from 7-8pm for goalkeepers Read more

Goalkeeper Training is not a quick fix

Now that spring club training is winding down, keeper specific training for many now becomes more possible.  For lots of keepers team practices often conflict with Just 4 Keepers goalkeeper training sessions in Leesburg and Gainesville. Club coaches aren’t very willing to allow players to miss a team practice to attend a goal keeper specific training. Read more

Outdoor Training in Leesburg and Gainesville VA resumes!

After a bit of a break between winter indoor training and the beginning of outdoor training for some long overdue shoulder surgery, Coach Larry and Just 4 Keepers of Northern VA will resume weekly training classes. Weekly goalkeeper training classes will return to Evergreen Sportsplex in Leesburg on Friday evenings, with the under 12 keepers Read more

Keeping those mitts in top shape!

I often get questions from keepers and their parents on how best to keep gloves lasting as long as possible. Many times, I can smell the rancid odour of one of my players gloves from more than several feet away! YUK!!! Gloves often break down sooner than they should because of poor maintenance. Gloves aren’t Read more

J4K Residential Summer Camp 2017!

We are happy once again to be joining forces with J4K of Central VA and Coach Adrian Clewlow to offer our inaugural Residential Summer Camp at the Blue Ridge School (located just outside Charlottesville, VA). Located on a campus of 750 acres, the Blue Ridge School offers J4K campers a exciting place to work hard Read more