Wanted: Skilled Soccer Players for Goalie!

The modern soccer game  makes the goalie position available for the skilled soccer player with good communication, athleticism, and footwork that has never played before.  Players, quick and fast, smaller in stature, that once were only seen as possession midfielders are now the more versatile striker.  This means that the old school goalkeeper; big bruiser, Read more

Can Instagram Help You Train For Goalkeeping?

There is plenty to learn for every soccer coach. That’s why soccer clubs literally spend millions each year on soccer coaching education. So, for goalie coaches even after getting their expensive soccer coaching course certificate and becoming goalkeeper coaches still a good idea to keep your mind fresh with the latest insight. And believe me, Read more

Just 4 Keepers Washington Supports Pacific Northwest Community Organization Cascadia Now! through Fundraiser!

Help Just 4 Keepers Washington in our support for Cascadia Now!   As our Goalkeeper Academy grows in the Puget Sound area we want to give back to the community that supports us. In that effort we are pledging $10.00 for every J4K Hydro Hybrid Goalkeeper Gloves to Cascadia Now! who in turn donates their time and resources Read more

2018 Goalkeeper Camps for the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountains – New Coaching Staff Joins J4K

Soccer camp season with Just 4 keepers is coming soon!  These are for all soccer players learning the goalkeeping position for the first time or long-time goalies.  Dates are being finalized soon. But, we will be starting Spring Break dates Washington and Montana and in May we’ll be in Wyoming and South Dakota and in Read more

Are you a Goalkeeper Coach, Visionary, Proud of the accomplishments of US Soccer, But believe that Cultural Shift is needed, Have a winning mindset?

Just 4 Keepers of Washington State needs the support of qualified Soccer Coaches willing to develop and help grow our successful independent goalkeeping academy. In 2017 Just 4 Keepers of Washington State coached over 300 goalkeepers and worked both directly with over 20 different soccer clubs throughout Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Montana. Our vision is to provide professional Read more

Advanced Goalkeeper Training – Do you train with the intensity of a game situation?

Advanced Goalkeeper Training  – Part 2 – Do you train with the intensity of a game situation? Young goalkeepers and their parents often come to Just 4 Keepers to for more “advanced goalkeeper training.”  But, goalkeeping is a really a very simple position on the field; stay on ball line, thwarting attacks, support and organize Read more

The Goalkeeper Warmup, get into the routine of a good warm up before your soccer game.

Too often do we see a goalie before a soccer game not having a warmup routine. At the recent goalie training session at Bainbridge Island FC, I intended to do a longer progression on “the three goal situation,” however, every coach finds “teachable moments” and last night really diving in (pun inteded) to the proper Read more

The Soccer Rondo is for Goalkeepers Too!

  The soccer “rondo,” 5 v 2, 4 v 1, etc.  is where technique and skill, teamwork, competition, problem solving, and competitiveness all come together. It is where players learn to bring the ball across the body to make the right pass and decide whether the pass should be one touch or two.   It has Read more

Advanced Goalkeeper Training – Do you Enjoy Training Enough to Focus on the Little Things?

Young goalkeepers and their parents often come to Just 4 Keepers to as for more “advanced goalkeeper training.”  But, the problem lies in the fact that goalkeeping is really a very simple position on the field; stay on ball line, defend the goal and thrwart attacks with saves, support and organize the defense, provide options Read more

Footwork: The Fundamental Truth of Great Goalkeeping

  If you watch any of the greatest goalkeepers in the world today or from yesteryear they all have one thing in common, tremendous footwork. It doesn’t matter if you watch that save from Gordon Banks when England played Brazil in 1970 (and if you have no idea what I am talking about go to Read more