Goalkeepers from around the pacific northwest soccer scene were treated to a very special guest as Bellevue College hosted Just 4 Keepers’ founder and goalkeeper coaching legend Ray Newland who has coached goalkeepers for over 20 years and played goalkeepers for soccer teams such as Everton and Plymouth Argyle in England. Ray Newland is proud of his lineage of goalkeeping excellence. He shows this pride by reminding Just 4 Keepers Washington coaches insight to the Just 4 Keepers methodology that stems from Jim Leighton, of the 1982 Scottish World Cup and Manchester United. Students were thrilled to learn from the 25-year goalkeeper coach who has his UEFA B license. But, doesn’t brag, and in fact boasts that the Just 4 Keepers methodology has proven more valuable to hundreds of coaches worldwide. Ray Newland was very impressed with the quality of goalkeeper coaches Stephen Swanger, J4K Washington Coaching Director, David Whitesal of NorTac, Corey Sunderford of Harbor Premier, and Edgardo Gonzales of 5 Points Soccer Skills. But, most impressive were the students that worked hard and had fun!
Newland who now lives in the the USA and will most certainly be a much larger part of the soccer landscape. Our advanced goalkeepers will be happy to know that Ray Newland and his mentor Leighton who played for Manchester United and who wrote the goalkeeper coaching curriculum for the England FA and will be coming to Washington to support Seattle goalkeepers with a goalkeeper ID clinic for players that want to play college and professional. Details will coming soon!
With so much international attention, there is no wonder why Just 4 Keepers is the the Washington Premier Goalkeeper Academy.
If you are interested in hosting clinic with one of our Just 4 Keepers coaches contact Just 4 Keepers Washington’s Stephen Swanger at Stephenswanger@just4keepers.com
For individual sessions find Stephen Swanger at CoachUp.