Private Soccer Coach
Stephen Swanger – CoachUp
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)
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More About Coach Stephen
CURRENT COACHING POSITIONS
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
2018 – GOALKEEPER CAMP 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
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.
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.
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