Private Soccer Coach

Stephen Swanger – CoachUp

 J4K Washington

Individual and small-group Training Wednesday Bellevue for Early Dismissal

Client Reviews

Tony (CoachUp client)

He is a really good coach to work with. He is fun and unique and his coaching style is like nothing you’ll ever see. He will help you figure out your errors and overall make you better.

Jennifer (CoachUp client)

Stephen took great care with my daughter working on her basic soccer skills. After only a 30minute session she was able to kick the ball accurately with Stephen throwing the ball to her. I know that Stephen works with a lot of high level players, but he was really able to connect with my daughter. We will work with him again for sure!

Cameron (CoachUp client)

We had our 1st session with Coach Stephen this week. WOW! My 9 yr old daughter loved it. He worked her hard, gave her lots of great instruction, and really took the time to figure her out. She came home wanting to practice all the drills – the living room furniture was moved to accommodate 🙂 Coach Stephen was a great communicator as well – getting back to me very quickly. We will for sure continue on!

Nick (CoachUp client)

Can’t recommend coach Stephen enough. My son has had numerous goalkeeper coaches and attended many camps in the past. Stephen has been the best thus far. He was able to pack more training in one private session then some of the day long long camps my son has been too. Stephen goes into great detail and teaches not just how to do something but also the why. He is also able to push my son physically and mentally with the right amount encouragement. Stephen reviewed everything at the end of the session to make sure the retention was there. We will definitely continue training with Stephen.

James (J4K Client)

“Just wanted to share some of my experiences with J4K. We have been training with Coach Swanger of J4K Goalkeeper academy for two years. My son started at 9 years old with a desire to improve his goal keeping skills, but has developed more than just ball handling. Coach Swanger is serious about the long term development of players including their emotional and mental stamina. Being a goal keeper is a different level of stress for young players and must be prepared for in a comprehensive training strategy. This is where Coach Swanger is unique. While keeping the fun of soccer, he ensures the emerging keepers develop mental focus, decision making, confidence, resiliency, and leadership. Coach Swanger’s background and true desire to help kids in their Goalkeeper ambitions is evident in each of his training sessions. Because of Coach Swanger’s efforts I can honestly say that my son’s goal keeping truly stands out among his peers and he is becoming a confident, resilient leader on and off the field. We both appreciate all you do Coach!”

Brian (J4K Client)

My son has been training with Coach Stephen and Just 4 Keepers for the past 2 years. They are intense sessions with lots of diverse training methods and instruction. What I like about Just 4 Keepers the most is the speed and agility training that is incorporated with just about every drill that they practice. I’m not sure my son wants to be a full time keeper in the future, but the agility aspects of the training are immensely valuable across all platforms of sports and are definitely the reasons why we continue to train with Coach Stephen.

Elizabeth (CoachUp client)

Coach Stephen is a great GK coach. He gave my daughter a lot of great tips, and sent her videos to watch afterwards showing the techniques. He has a tremendous amount of energy and worked hard through the whole session! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.

Justin (CoachUp client)

Coach Stephen did a great job with my 9 year old. just the right touch for his personality, and good hard work out. gave us a lot to work on, and a great platform for further improvements.

Lidia (CoachUp client)

Coach Stephen was a great catalyst for my son’s work ethic towards goalkeeping. From the beginning to the end of the session, Coach Stephen kept him training and focusing on improvement with great drills and skill building. He gave him great pointers and encouragement to try his best. Coach Stephen was focused, positive, and hard-working! My son got great feedback afterwards, and we are looking forward to working more with Coach Stephen so that my son can become the best goalie he can be!

How CoachUp Works

Whether you want to go pro, go varsity or just go home after the game knowing you crushed it, CoachUp can help make every minute you train, play and compete – count.

Personalized, one-on-one instruction is the secret to improved skills and increased confidence. Just 4 Keepers of Washington States uses CoachUp now and makes private soccer coaching affordable and convenient for athletes of all ages and skill levels.

More About Coach Stephen

Future Lions Football Academy USA, Goalkeeping Director,
Just 4 Keepers Coaching Director, Tacoma, Washington
Bellevue College Women’s Soccer Team, GK Coach
Eagleclaw FC, Tukwila, Washington, GK Director
Southlake SC, Renton, Washington, GK Director

Everton Summer Camp, Future Lions Football Academy (Kettering Town FC) – Shantou, China : Bringing my 11 year-old son with me to China is the highlight of my young goalkeeping academy so far.
Striker-Keeper Camp with Amadou Sanyang of Eagleclaw and Seattle Sounders FC – Whitefish, Montana
Striker-Keeper camp with Alex Megson of Tacoma Stars – Gig Harbor, Washington
Striker – Keeper Camp with James Riley of Seattle Sounders FC – Renton, Washington
Goalkeeper Camp with Ray Newland, founder of Just 4 Keepers, Everton FC
NSC Montana High School pre-season camp with JP Verhees, Kalispell, Montana

2018 – other experience
Bainbridge Island FC, Goalkeeper Coach
Goalkeeper Academy partner, NorTac Soccer Club, Tacoma, WA.
North Kitsap Soccer Club, Goalkeeper Coach Poulsbo, WA
Just 4 Keepers 4-hour Goalkeeper Clinics; Duval, Lacey, Tacoma, Olympia, Tukwila, Renton

2017 Highlights
Goalkeeper agent/liason Buenos Aires, Argentina
Goalkeeper Coach, Esteban Pogany Escuela de Arqueros (Former National GK director for Argentina FA) Banfield CF, Quilmes CF, Boca Juniors – Buenos Aires, Argentina
High School Preseason Goalkeeper Camp, Kauai, Hawaii
Goalkeeper Clinic, Bigfork Bandits, Bigfork, Montana
Goalkeeper Coach, Just 4 Keepers National Id Camp, Pennsylvania
Goalkeeper Coaching Director, Just 4 Keepers Camp, Gig Harbor, Washington
Goalkeeper Coaching Director, Just 4 Keepers Camp, Renton, Washington
Goalkeeper Clinic, Fircrest Soccer Club, Fircrest, Washington
Goalkeeper Coaching Director, Just 4 Keepers Camp, Vancouver, Washington
Goalkeeper Coaching Director, Winter indoor camp, MISA, Missoula, Montana

Masters in Education and Curriculum Development, and additional certifications at the post-graduate level that includes coursework in kinesiology.

Other Credentials/Experience

Head Coach University of Colorado Club Team
Head Coach University of Montana Club Team
Head High School Coach 4 years
Assistant coach 10 years
15 years in classroom teaching
Level 2 NSCAA Goalkeeping
Just 4 Keepers goalkeeper coaching system

My Coaching philosophy is based on giving back to the game that has given me with so much joy and opportunity around the world. My hope is that players that work with me discover in training the knowledge, skills, and goal-setting abilities to help them to successfully continue in the sport at the highest level as well as to create pathways by which they can be healthy contributing members of the community beyond the training grounds and give back to the game in some way themselves.

Athletic Highlights

All Army Soccer Team 1999
Semi professional contract -Club Provincial Osorno 1992
Extended Trials and Loans
Chile – Club La Union Española, Huachipato, Talca Rangers, Santiago Morning
Bolivia – Club Wilsterman, Cochabamba, Bolivia
Peru – Club Melgar, Arequipa, Peru

Just 4 Keepers is filling the void in goalie training by teaming up with clubs for clinics and camps, and running weekly goalkeeper academies and providing individual session.

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