Goalkeeper Training in Northern Virginia

Goalkeeper Training in Northern Virginia





703 239 4J4K (4545)

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Lake Newport, Herndon; Evergreen Sportsplex, Leesburg; Bull Run Middle School, Gainesville; Next Level Fitness, Haymarket

Dulles Sportsplex, Sterling; Sports Network, Manassas; NZone Chantilly;





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2021 Outdoor Schedule

Beginning in late March, private/small group sessions are available on Thursday evenings, Friday evenings and Saturdays.  Please click the link HERE to visit the Signup Genius

Summer Camps 2021

Summer camps will be held this year agin in Partnership with Coerver United – one of the nations leading foot skills training programs. Goalkeepers will spend the mornings doing technical goalkeeping training, and then move into small sided games with the field players to apply those skills learned and practiced in the morning sessions into game play. Two weeks are planned: July 19 – 23 in Leesburg at Evergreen Sportsplex and August 2 – 6th At Spring Hill in McLean.

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2020 – 21 Winter Indoor Training

Just 4 Keepers of Northern Virginia will continue its year-round goalkeeper development by moving inside beginning November 1st running through the end of February.
However, the Winter ’20-21 training offerings will be different than in years past. Two Group sessions will be offered at Dulles Sportsplex on Saturday mornings: one for U9-U12 and one for 13+. These groups will be strictly limited to 12 players per group. Once that number has been reached a waiting list will be created. All players will be required to confirm attendance each week, so if an opening arises, a player from the waiting list can be invited to and pay for the individual session. In addition, Dulles has become a membership only facility (no cost to join) to allow for contact tracing. Temperature checks will occur at the entrance and a mask requirement is in place for anyone on site unless you’re on the training field. Once you signup, more info will be provided.
There won’t be any sessions at Sports Network in Manassas as they made the decision to not reopen this winter. A business decision has been made to not offer training at NZone this winter.
Private/semi-private sessions will continue to be offered at Next Level Fitness and Performance in Haymarket on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons.
Special discounted pricing for the Dulles group sessions will be available for a limited time!


A part-time chance turned into a full-time passion

As a stand-out Sophomore mid-fielder in high school, Larry was called on as goalkeeper on a part-time basis for his team when they experienced a GK injury. It was at this point becoming a Goalkeeper took hold.

Playing more in goal for his school and joining a club team in upstate New York as their full-time keeper, he was hooked! Training hard and attending GK camps throughout the US, Larry quickly developed his skill. He was selected as a walk-on Freshman to his NCAA Division III LeMoyne College team, where he became the starting keeper that year, a position he held for 3 years.

Unfortunately, injuries late in his junior year in addition to participating in an educational internship in Washington, DC ended his collegiate playing career.

Although he took a short break from playing keeper when his two children were very young, Larry continued to play goalkeeper for a variety of adult amateur and semi-professional indoor and outdoor teams in NY, NJ and now in VA. The desire to coach and instill the fundamentals of the position took Larry to work with GKs in Northern VA beginning in mid-2000. Since then goalkeepers from over 20 local clubs have come to Larry’s program and he is currently the goalkeeper coach for the SYA Boys and Girls travel Academy programs, boys goalkeeper coach at Battlefield High School, and the NVSC Majestics Super Y Goalkeeper Coach. Larry has over 20 years experience playing and coaching keepers for this unique and challenging position.

Larry partnered with international Goalkeeping Academy Just 4 Keepers to help fill the void in available Goalkeeper training in the area. Many times the goalkeeper is not provided the time, attention or quality touches on the ball that their field player teammates receive in order to develop as a player.

The J4K program operates as a year-round group training system, utilizing the skills of all the participating goalkeepers to help each other develop. By meeting weekly, the J4K program reinforces the skills needed to be a successful GK. It is our belief that the GK position requires regular, consistent, and on-going training and is not a skill that can be learned and perfected in few sessions.

Coaching and Playing History

  • USSF/FIFA National D License
  • NSCAA Level I, II, and III Goalkeeping Diplomas
  • VYSA D & E Licenses
  • Owner/Coach J4K of Northern VA (2012-present)
  • Battlefield High School Boys Asst Coach/GK Coach (2014 – present)
  • SYA Recreational GK Director (2017 – Present)
  • MSC GK Director (2017 – Present)
  • BAC GK Director (2018 – Present)
  • SYA U9 – U11 Academy GK Director (2017 – Spring 2019)
  • Evergreen FC U23 PDL GK Coach (2017)
  • Freedom FC GK Coach (2016)
  • SYA U11-U18 Boys and Girls Travel Academy GK Coach (2013 – 2017)
  • SYA U17B GK Coach and Trainer (2013-2015)
  • NVSC Magestics Super Y Goalkeeper Coach (2014 – 2015)
  • WYSC U9-U12 GK Academy Director (2013, 2020)
  • VSA Heat U9G Head Coach (2010-11)
  • VSA Heat Boys Asst Coach/GK Coach U9-U14 (2007 – 2012)
  • GK Coach/Trainer – Soccer the Brazilian Way (2009 – 2012)
  • PREPARE First Aid
  • NCAA Div III LeMoyne College GK 1986 -90

November 6th 2012 – FREE Clinic

Goalkeepers participated in a FREE clinic held at Manassas Sports, Soccer and Training. Everyone had a blast working on stopping low shots!

J4K Academy nights to be held in Bristow

Pictured is the Academy working out indoor at Manassas Sports, Soccer and Training this winter. We will move outdoors beginning Tuesday, March 19th and will meet every Tuesday evening from 6:30 – 7:30pm at the Linton Hall School. Call today for your FREE session!

February 9, 2013 – Advanced Diving

The floor was nice and soft at GMS Gynmastics to work on Advanced Diving and top corner saves. Great Job keepers!

May 30, 2013

Congratulations to J4K and Battlefield HS Keeper Justin Ennis (Fr) on a good season! Justin will be representing Virginia at the Region I tournament in NJ in June. Here Justin is pictured sporting the J4K Pro-NC gloves, his new favorite J4K glove.

July 27, 2013

J4K was represented at the 2013 US Youth Soccer National Championships in Overland Park, KS this weekend by Justin Ennis, playing for the Bethesda Lions U15 team (and Dad Richard’s GREAT J4K SHIRT!!). The Lions had a great run, losing in the National Championship game 1-0. Congrats to the Lions and Justin on a job well done!

September 28, 2013 – J4K Training for WYSC

Just 4 Keepers is happy to be providing the Goalkeeper training for the Warrenton Youth Soccer Club this fall. 18 Goalkeepers from all the travel teams within WYSC meet every Saturday afternoon to workout with Coach Larry and focus on improving their skills to help their teams. If you’re a keeper interested in improving YOUR skills, contact J4K of NoVA for info on how to set up your FREE session!

October 15, 2013 – J4K Helping Hands Charity Bracelet

J4K USA is thrilled to be able to announce we are selling the J4K Helping Hands bracelet. 100% of proceeds of the sales of these bracelets will be donated to a J4K selected charity. They come in Adult (7?) and Child (6.25?) sizes. At only $3 per bracelet, this a grat way to show your support of J4K and help give back to the community in which the J4K coaches are working. You can purchase your bracelet directly from Coach Larry or from the following webpage:


November 22. 2013 Loudoun County Academy to begin March 2014

J4K of NoVA is happy to announce a partnership with Evergreen Sportsplex and the intoduction of a Loudoun County Academy beginning 3/2014. Evergreen is a fantastic new facility offering 4 full size lit turf fields. Located off Evergreen Mill Road in Leesburg, keepers will have the opportunity to join the growing number of J4K players in training at this excellent facility. More details will soon follow – but 2 sessions will be offered. One for U12 keepers and another for age 13+. Keep watching the J4K of Northern VA Facebook page and here for more info as the date gets closer!

January 29, 2014

J4K of NoVA Senior Rebecca Ennis

Photo credit: Allison Teschke

USED EQUIPMENT DRIVE to be held APRIL 5&6, 2014

Set aside all your player’s outgrown equipment for a GREAT CAUSE!!




To benefit Helping Haitian Angels of Haymarket and Helping Haiti and Soccer of Warrenton, with fantastic cooperation of SYA and VSA, donation locations will be set up at SYA Sportspark and James Long Park from 9am – 5pm on April 5th and 6th. All gently used equipment is greatly appreciated! All will go directly to the youth of Haiti who love playing the beautiful game but are in desperate need of some quality equipment!

So don’t throw that stuff away! Bring it to our special equipment drive!!

September 10, 2014

J4K Goalkeeper David G. sporting his J4K gloves for a game!

October 29, 2015

Indoor training at Elite Sports Indoor in Manassas to be available soon!

Just 4 Keepers of Nova is happy to announce a partnership with Northern Virginia’s NEWEST indoor facility, Elite Indoor Sports! Located at 10103 Residency Rd, the facility will house turf fields, a futsal court, batting cages and more! Private/semi-private/small group training will be available. Watch for availability and how to register soon! Check them out at www.elitesportsindoor.com

November 4, 2015

Goalkeeper training in Northern Virginia just got even better! J4K of Nova is happy to announce the return of Che Brown to the J4Kof NoVA staff for the winter session. Che was on staff with us last winter before heading to the Washington Spirit and the Boston Breakers of the NWSL for the 2015 season. Che is a graduate of D1 Radford University where she is the most decorated female GK in the program’s history. In addition to playing in the NWSL, Che has also played with Tampa in the W-League and the Houston Aces of the NPSL.
To find out how Che and J4K of NoVa can help your game this winter session, give us a call at 703 239-4545 or email Coach Larry at larrydolph@just4keepers.com