When the Seattle soccer community speaks of Washington goalkeeping, there is a pride in the quality of goalkeepers that come from the Puget Sound area; Hope Solo, Kasey Keller, Marcus Hahnemann, Tally Hall, Danny Waltman, to name a few. There are also a lot of goalkeeper coaches in the area that do a pretty good job at local clubs, and there are a ton of really good goalkeepers in the area as a result of their work. Nonetheless, most goalkeeper coaches for a club are not motivated to be only coaching goalkeepers and would rather themselves a head coach. This is probably why I’ve heard from multiple parents how difficult it is to find a coach that even consistently shows up to training!
For Just 4 Keepers’ coaches, the motivation is coaching goalkeepers. In fact, it’s their business to do so. Goalkeeper coaches for Just 4 Keepers combined have millions of hours of experience both playing and coaching and are invested into becoming the best that they can be. So, they recognize that there is only one true “goalkeepers union” where you are supported by an amazing team of goalkeeping coaches in 31 countries around the world — The J4K Union.
In the J4K Union there are opportunities to learn from goalkeeper coaches all around the world coaches first hand. Whether it is in Japan, New Zealand, Canada, Switzerland, Slovenia, or South Africa, J4K coaches will travel to assist each other at their J4K ID Camps. This is why his summer, Liverpool FC goalkeeper legend Bruce Grobbelaar is coming to Seattle, Tacoma, and Everett to support students here — See – “J4K Hosts Affordable Camps.
J4K coaches are also supported by the professional J4K goalkeeper gloves, the same ones that professional goalies wear, so they can pass on huge savings on to parents that simply can’t afford the overpriced gloves with even less quality.
There is not a goalkeeping academy in the world like J4K where coaches can provide students with great coaching, learn first-hand from international coaches, and provide the best goalkeeper equipment at a great price. If you or someone you know is interested in coaching goalkeeping with J4K, it is an organization worth looking into.