Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Goalkeeper signs for Derby County

Many may not know this but Just4keepers runs the biggest goalkeeping camps in europe each year.

Every year we have ran this course we have always managed to get several young goalkeepers contracts at professional clubs or scholarships in the USA, and this years goalkeeper event was no different. Below you will see GK Daniel Wells who was one of our atttendees at the course in August 2011 who has now just signedwtih Derby County FC!

You see can see Daniel pictured with Just4keepers and Derby County goalkeeper Coach Jason Pearcey. Jason was instrumental in getting Dan this contract, so we would like to thank him for his efforts.

Also a big congratulations to Daniel from everyone at J4K!


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Win Goalkeeper Gloves


The winner of my Everton Goalkeeper Jersey is David Wood from Bucks, UK.
Apologies it took a month longer to make this draw but I have been coaching abroad AGAIN.  I should produce my own travel show. Lol

ALSO HERE IS ANOTHER COMPETITION TO WIN A PAIR OF THE NEW J4K GLOVES.

All you have to do is email me at info@just4keepers.co.uk and tell me what developments you would like to see added to the new J4K gloves below. Also, let me know what glove size you take.
Competition ends the end of this month (Dec 31st 2011)... so be quick!


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Goalkeeper Gloves In England

Over the past few years there has been many MANY goalkeeper glove companies come onto the market, so great some not so great. The reason why you have seen loads spring onto the market of late is because its so easy to find glove suppliers!

However there is good suppliers and some very bad glove suppliers. Most people pick bad and poor glove suppliers because they are cheap!

However one thing we pride ourselves at Just4keepers Gloves is that we use quality in our gloves and even though our suppliers are more expensive than other gloves suppliers (As we want quality for our customers) at J4K we DO NOT put high profits on our gloves, so our customers get high specification goalie gloves at rock bottom prices!


Only at Just4keepers do we provide notch keeper gloves at such low prices!

J4K - The goalkeepers choice!


Best of Goalkeeping

Ray Newland

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Getting into Academies


Most young goalkeepers dream of getting to a professional football or soccer club academy. Or should I say the parent, especially the dads want to get to academies!

Please do not think I am knocking this dream because as a youngster this is all I dreamed about EVERY single day!

Most keepers and parents think if they are not at an academy that they have no chance of becoming a professional goalkeeper, however the great news is this could not be further from the truth.

Being at an academy is no big deal and especially with goalkeepers, with all the specialised GK coaching schools around, a young keeper is probably better going to a independent goalkeeper school rather than their local professional soccer clubs academy

Why?

Basically because most independent goalkeeper coaching schools are run by ex professional goalkeepers and at most professional academies the goalkeeper coaches, might be qualified but in terms of having professional playing experience, they have nothing!

So you are best having your son/daughter training with ex professional keeper rather than an inexperienced keeper coach all be it he is a GK coach at a Pro club.

Also if your child get to a pro club, you better learn how to handle being a pro club so you can best help your child because if you do not know what to do, when to do it and also be strong with the coaches at this club, your child may get messed about.

However rather than blabber on about how you should conduct yourself at a professional football soccer club academy, you are best reading a great book called ‘How to become a professional goalkeeper’ as this teaches parents how to deal with professional clubs academies.



Monday, December 05, 2011

Free Goalkeeper Gloves

Just4keepers does it again and we are constantly proving we have the best interests at heart for not only young grassroot goalkeepers at grassroot level but also for parents who we help to save a small fortune!

The Just4keepers Goalkeeper Gloves have been out on the market for only about a year now and they have fast become one of the most popular gloves in the UK. Not only because the specification is top class on each of our gloves but more importantly, parents and goalkeepers appreciate what J4K is trying to do!

Please see one of our success stories below:


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Do you REALLY need Goalkeeper Glove Cleaner?

I am always getting asked by my students, do I believe in paying money for goalkeeper glove cleaner that you now see advertised on goalkeeper coaching shops.

Too be totally  honest, I do not think its worth paying any money because water can do just the job.

By the way, I am not saying these glove cleaners are bad, they are not because I have spoke to a few goalkeeping students of mine who swear by this stuff, but me personally I would rather save the money and not buy this cleaner, then put this money towards a new pair of gloves.

Goalie Gloves are a VERY fragile products and if you wash them wrong, you could easily ruin them. I have done this with my gloves so soooo many times my the years were i washed them wrong and had to throw them away, and I had only used them once!

So what do i use if i do not use glove cleaner?

As basic as it sounds, i just use clean luke warm water, and i DO NOT add any detergent, cleaner etc, I use pure water. This has worked very well for me in my 20+ years of playing in goal at the highest levels. And my gloves have always lasted me a long time doing it this way, thus saving me money!

Another tip:
One of the things that i do after a game as sad as this sounds is I jump in the shower wearing my gloves and clean them this way. Yes I know very sad but it works for me.

Another thing that i do is when i get home, is fill a bowl of luke warm water, i then:

1: Gently wash my gloves with my fingers until I get the dirt off.

2: Rinse my Gloves.

3: Repeat number 1 and 2, so you are getting all dirt off gloves.

Cleaning my goalie gloves in this manner has helped my gloves last longer and preserved my grip, so please give my go a bash. Plus it saves you money!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

FREE Goalkeeper Gloves

I have just found a great site that explains how you can get fee goalkeeper gloves in England, Free Goalkeeper Gloves in the USA and Free Goalkeeper Gloves in Canada.

In fact, I think you can get free goalie gloves in any country that you live??

got www.freegoalkeepergloves.com and check out the video.


Monday, October 24, 2011

Are you big enough as a goalkeeper??

I hate this guys, over the years the amount of great goalkeepers I have taught that have been rejected by professional clubs because of their height has been staggering! I believe if a goalkeeper is good enough, they are big enough.

Well check out this website that I have found, they believe the same as me! www.goalkeeperagent.com

So role up your goalie gloves and check out what these guys say!

This is what these guys say: (what they look for in a keeper).

This really annoys us at GK agent but football clubs are looking for goalkeepers who will grow to be at least 6ft 1 inch plus!

We at GK Agent believe if you are good enough, you are big enough, but sadly most professional football clubs have this template in their mind that goalkeepers need to be 6ft plus! So as an goalkeeping agency, this is what we need to look for and develop. Basically the football clubs are the customer and as the saying goes… the customer is always right!

Again we stress, we particular do not agree with this and we will give anyone a chance and if we feel a goalkeeper has talent and are good enough, not matter what their size is, if they are one of our clients we will push them all the way.

In fact for most keepers under 6ft, GK Goalkeeper agency might be their only lifeline, because of the respect football clubs have for the goalkeeper representatives of GK Agent.

But we feel we need to be brutally honest with you in this section and let you know the football clubs requirements what they look for in terms of goalkeepers.

So who do we look for:
If you are a current semi professional or even seasonal professional, please email us at info@goalkeeperagent.com with your details and we will get back to you.
IMPORTANT: We DO NOT answers general questions via email, please subscribe to get our updates and our updates etc.

If you are under 21 and you are just playing local football or if you are a parent of a young keeper wanting to give your child an edge, please go to our webpage ‘Become a GK Client’ and see how you can send GK your goalkeeping details.

Basically if you think you are good enough but are getting overlooked by football clubs, get in contact with GK and we will see what we can do for you.






Thursday, October 20, 2011

Goalkeeper Gloves shops in Liverpool

Are you looking for goalkeeper shops in liverpool? If ye, look no further.

www.gkgloves.co.uk is based in Liverpool and is offering discounted gloves ONLY for goalkeepers of the Liverpool area. These prices will NOT be beaten anywhere else and all glovs offer top specification in the palms and backhand!

Also there is a free training sessions with every first purchase of the goalkeepergloves.

Best of Goalkeeping!

Is your goalkeeper coach doing more harm than good?


GK coaches who have never played at no great standard, taking their coaching badges and then all of a sudden thinking they are goalkeeper experts. Now please do not get me wrong, anyone who wants to take their coaching badges to help children has my full support and my admiration.

But I think these goalkeeper coaches need to know their limits. Please Note: There is NOTHING wrong with knowing your limits, if you speak to the gk coaches in the world, they also will be honest and tell you that they too know their limits!

So why do goalkeeper coaches who have no real playing experience who take a maybe their level 1 or 2 goalkeeper badge be a closed shop and let nobody into their soccer club?

In one word 'Fear'.

I have seen so many cases where a experienced goalkeeper coach was invited to run a goalkeeper course by the clubs president or secretary etc but the goalkeeper coach put a halt to this.

actually, The worst case I seen was in New York state when aex international goalkeeper coach who I knew was prepared to come and coach the goalkeepers at this soccer club but the gk coach in question kicked up such a fuss because he said he could develop the keepers just as good as this international. So this coach was stopped.

I did my research on this coach and the highest he played was college soccer and he only had his first level gk certification, so with the greatest respect, he had no right to make these comments. What is sad, its the children that had missed out on this coaching and also the gk coach in question would have also developed because he would have learned some new drills etc.

The reason this type coach does not want a 'experienced goalkeeper coach' coaching at his chosen club is because is he frightened that he will be found out, that all the keepers and other coaches will all of a sudden say 'hold on, what we have been teaching?'

What these grassroot soccer gk coaches do not realise that these experienced goalkeeper coaches are not after their job, they LOVE giving something back, not only to young gk students but also to coaches.

So a grassroot soccer goalkeeper coach can gain just as much as the goalkeepers with having a more experienced gk coach at hand. I run the biggest goalkeeper schools in the world, and would not hesitate to ask for help!

I do think some of the presidents and secretary of grassroot soccer clubs need to be lot more tougher with their goalkeeper coaches and make sure that they are getting the correct help and advice. And it does not mean getting the next level of a goalkeeping certification, sometimes alls it needs is a more experiences gk coach to come into the club and offer their expertise.

So my point is to grassroot soccer gk coaches, for the sake of your goalkeepers development, please do not think you are an expert because you have taken a few goalkeeper courses, and do not be afraid to bring in a more experienced gk coach to come and help you. As you win and more importantly so do your student

The only way you improve as a goalkeeper coach, is seeking help and advice from as MANY other gk coaches as you can.

Remember, 'Keepers Union!'



Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Matty Edwrads mkes his Professional debut

Matty started with J4K at just 10 years old and was coached by J4K Founder Ray Newland for several years. J4K and Ray helped Matty get to Manchester United were he spent a few years, before signing for Leeds United and then and now Rochdale!

Well done Matty, we are very VERY proud of your achievements!

Matty Edwards

Womens Goalkeeping Coach

Women Goalkeeping Coaches?

I have been asked many times now, if I would recommend that young keepers should use a womangoalkeeping coach.

If you would have asked me this question ten years ago, maybe even five years ago, I would have said no way. This is because I believe to be taught by a goalkeeping coach, you should seek out a keeper coach that has been a success.

I am a firm believer that you should ideally get coached by a doer, not a theorist.

When I started Jut4keepers in 1999 the standard of womens soccer was not that great, even the best womens international teams was not really that exciting to watch. However over the past ten years you cannot deny that womens soccer has improved ten fold and as a result, so has women’s goalkeeping.

Even though some women goalkeepers may struggle to compete with the physical side of goalie coaching compared to men, they are definitely on par teaching anything technical.

There are some excellent women goalkeepers now, with the likes of Everton goalkeepers Rachael Brown and Danielle Hill, there is also the impressive Hope Solo from USA. And then you have Tania Singfield who runs the very successful goalkeeper schools Golden Gloves Academy.

So would I recommend a goalkeeper to be taught by a womengoalkeeping coach?

I would say yes, but please make sure that this gk coach has had some type of success herself as a goalkeeper. If you find a women goalkeeper coach who has had this success herself as a player, the chances are she will be able to help you develop!

J4K Goalkeeper Students

This is a picture of the J4K goalkeeper students from South Africa and Slovakia. In august 2011 they attended the J4K 5 day residential camp and J4K coach Ian Pledger had a surprise for them all. he took them to a Peterborough United match. Above is a photo of the J4K students outside posh! 



Do NOT buy Cheap Gloves

Why it can be a BIG mistake buying cheap goalie gloves!

Parents and Goalkeepers PLEASE read!

Goalkeepers or a parent of a golkeeper who type in the term cheap goalkeeper gloves into a search engine normally tend to get the worst type of goalie glove on the market that wear away too quickly which means in the long run they end up spending  more money through the soccer season.

Why?

This is because cheap goalkeepers gloves generally have poor quality and poor specifications, which means for the most part they will wear away ALOT quicker.

Also cheap gloves again generally do not perform very well, ie their grip will be very poor!

I understand some goalkeepers might not have a choice because of lack of money in the household so they have to purchase the cheaper goalkeeping gloves. However, did you know if you spent maybe just £5 ($8) more on a pair of gloves this will be a smarter option.

So instead of going through say six pairs of cheap poor quality gloves each season, you might only go through three maybe four pairs if you spend a bit more on your keeper gloves, thus saving you money but more importantly you will have a glove that will perform well for you.

In my experience, if you spend less than £10 ($16) for a pair of cheap goalie gloves, you will have the problems above. But if you can stretch that bit more money to say £12-£15 ($20-$22) you will get a much better performing glove that will last you longer, thus saving you money throughout the season.


So paying that bit more on your gloves are worth it!

Best of Goalkeeping

Ray Newland

Saturday, October 15, 2011

J4K Student shinning in USA

Nathan Dean who was taught for 5 years by Just4keepers founder ray newland has been in fantastic form since his move to the USA.

Here what they had to say about Nathan:

Top Drawer Save helps Nathan Dean to Clean-Sheet



Sporting Futures USA's Nathan Dean turned in a terrific performance to record a clean sheet and help his Elon University team-mates to victory over Clemson University on the 11th October at Rhodes Stadium, North Carolina.

Like any good goalkeeper, Nathan, was able to pull of a top notch save after a period of inactivity. With the score deadlocked at 0-0 the save would prove to be a catalyst for Elon to up their game and it was no surprise when Chris Thomas looped a header over the despairing dive of the Tiger's keeper for a well deserved 1-0 lead. Elon would hang on for a confidence boosting victory against their highly regarded Clemson opponents.

Here what Nathan DEan said about Just4keepers and Ray Newland:



Well done Nathan, we are all very proud of you!

Best of Goalkeeping

Ray Newland








Goalkeeper Training in Sydney


Just4kepers in Sydney under the guidance of ex professional goalkeeper Ron Tilsed has become one of the leading goalkeeper training schools in Sydney.

Ron has used is vast goalkeeper coaching experience to help his students develop and as a result there has been some fantastic success stories for his students.

Ron Tilsed

Ex Professional and now Just4keepers Goalkeeper Coach Ron Tilsed (Left).
Below are two of Rons J4K Students that are  having a succesful season



Tommy


Nathan Denham

I believe it will only be a matter of time before we find our first professional J4K goalkeeper from Australia!

Best of Goalkeeping

Ray Newland



Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Another Goalkeeper success story

Just4keepers goalkeeper training schools has yet again helped another young goalkeeper get to a professional soccer club.

Conor Hudnott has been attending Just4keepers with Matt Nash who has developed Conor into a goalkeeper good enough to have been picked to play for the almighty Chelsea.

Just4keepers has helped nearly 300 of our goalkeeping students achieve their dream of getting to a professional club and myself, matt and everyone invloved in J4K wish Conor all the best for his future.

Conor now becomes a chelsea goalkeeper  nd hopfully one day we will see him take Pete cechs place!

Come and Join J4K and become our next sucess story! email info@just4keepers.co.uk for your free training session.



Matt Nash and Conor Hudnott





Goalkeeper student

Check out the goalkeeper student George Bathews who kindly did a video on youtube after J4K sponsored him for his Just4keepers Goalkeeper Gloves, so he recieved free gloves!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6_AQvPL158

If you would like to recieve free goalkeeper gloves through our glove sponsorship scheme, please email me anytime and state in the subject line. 'Ray more info on glove sponsorship'.
info@just4keepers.co.uk

I will then explain how you can get goalkeeer gloves for upto £45 ($100) for free.

Best of Goalkeeping

Ray Newland

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Win my EFC Goalkeeper Top


Recently I ran a competition to win my signed Everton FC Goalkeeper top that I wore live on Sky Sports in the Masters competition in June of this year.

The competition was originally for the goalkeepers who uploaded their goalkeeping videos onto www.goalkeepercv.com but because there was problems with the database on this website, a lot could not upload.

So to give everyone a chance of winning, all you now have to do is email me at info@just4keepers.co.uk and in the subject line write 'Ray I want to win your EFC top'. Simple or what!

IMPORTANT: Do not write anything in the main body of the email as I will not have time to read all these emails. If you want a specific question answered, please send another email to me.

The only thing I ask if you are to participate and win, is you send me a picture of yourself wearing this top so I can add to the www.just4keepers.com website.

Competition ends October 30th!

Good Luck

 Ray Newland

Goalkeeper Gloves for sale

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Goalkeeper Coaching Jobs in Swansea

Are you looking for goalkeeper coaching jobs in swansea? If yes, please visit www.goalkeeper-jobs.com.

Just4keepers International Goalkeeping Academy have an opening for a goalkeeper coach in swansea. This is a wonderful opportunity to work with the leading goalkeeper coaching schools worldwide that now operates in 14 countries and 4 continents.

You can also email J4K Founder Ray Newland at info@just4keepers.co.uk

Saturday, September 24, 2011

40 and still playing!!!

Cannot believe it guys, I am 40 and still playing. So if anybody is in the Liverpool area this afternoon and wants to see a display of pure goalkeeping excellence come to Childwall SportsCollege and see me in action!!

Heh if the legend Edwin Van Der Sar can still do... so can I. lol

Moral of my story: As long as you enjoy your goalkeeping keep playing!

Best of Goalkeeping

Ray Newland
Just4keepers



Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Goalkeeper Coaching in Ipswich

Are you a budding young keeper who is looking for goalkeeper coaching in Ipswich? If yes, please check out Jut4keepers goalkeeper coach Kai Algar who is running a free gk coaching course in your area. So For your free training session, please email kai at:

kaialgar@just4keepers.co.uk

Come and become the next Just4keepers success story!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

goalkeeper coaching jobs in newcastle

Are you looking for goalkeeper coaching jobs in Newcastle? If yes, please visit www.goalkeeper-jobs.com.
Just4keepers International Goalkeeping Academy have an opening for a goalkeeper coach in Newcastle. This is a wonderful opportunity to work with the leading goalkeeper coaching schools worldwide.

You can also email J4K Founder Ray Newland at info@just4keepers.co.uk


Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Just4keepers Toronto

Its been a busy few months for J4k with Just4keepers hosting goalkeeper schools and goalkeeper training camps all over the world. below is a picture of the J4K students enjoying their time at the Toronto Goalkeeper camps ran by Ricardo Grecco.

Best of Goalkeeping

Ray Newland

Sunday, September 04, 2011

J4K is a family!

Even though J4K is the leading and largest goalkeeper coaching academy worldwide, it is a family run goalkeeper organization. Below you will see J4K Founder Ray Newland and his daughter meeting up with Joe Weirs (J4K Pennsylvania) and his children meeting up for a BBQ at Rays home, Liverpool UK.

 Ray, Joe and their children.



Ray and Joe... which one of them is breathing in the most. lol 
And the BBQ as not even started yet!

Thursday, September 01, 2011

J4K Residential Team Picture

Here is the team picture of the coaches and students of the 2011 Just4keepers Goalkeeper Residential held in Oundle UK.




Wednesday, August 31, 2011

J4K International Residential

Recently, Just4keepers hosted only our second 5 day goalkeeper residential with goalkeepers and goalkeeper coaches coming from  9 countries. This was an amazing weeks goalkeeping and already 50% have paid their deposit for 2012!

Please read the link to get the full story:


www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/sport/football/oundle_camp_attracts_keepers_from_all_over_the_world_1_3013747

 

J4K Coach Ian Pledger in Action!!!!



Sunday, August 07, 2011

Are you superstitious???

Are you superstitious???

You will not believe how many emails i get about this topic. Alot of my goalkeeper students are worried that being superstitious before a game is bad.

Too be honest, its not and probably every sportsman, even the great sportsman and women of our time have all had a certain bit of superstitious!

I prefer to call this routine!

Before i played a game as a professional goalkeeper, from the day before I had a set rountine. even as i got change before the game, EVERY item I put on first was left.
 
Left goalkeeper glove
left sock
left boot
Left hand in sleeve
left leg in shorts etc etc
Even when i taped my socks up, it was always left first!

As i watched my fellow team mates also change for the game, i noticed that they too had a routine while they got changed for the game.

In fact, I had a team mate who had to run out LAST as we ran out onto the pitch, then we signed another player who also wanted to run out last. They actually nearly come to blows in the players tunnel because non of them would be prepared to run out second to last.

So (seriously) they agreed to run out shoulder to shoulder before each game. mad but true.

So if you think you are superstitious, do not worry as I actually think this is a good thing because you are telling your mind you are preparing for a game, which can only be a good thing!

I hope this goalkeeping tip helped?

Best of Goalkeeping

Ray Newland
www.goalkeeperglovesforsale.com

Anyone for Tennis?


One of my students contacted me recently worried about what his team gk coach was doing with him.

The Gk coach basically had him goal and with a tennis racket, from different angles and distances smashed tennis balls at him.

He asked me, was this good?

My answer is yes (as long as the gk coach explains the benefits). And also that he does not do too much of this type of training. Reason why i say this
is some gk coaches cannot serve very good, and improving as a young goalkeeper is all about the quality of service you get from your coach.

Some goalkeeper coaches use this as a smoke screen to their poor service and even though it makes your goalkeeper training session good fun when your coach bring different training
materials, like the gk rebounder, deflection balls, tennis rackets, etc, these have to be used in moderation.

I am all about making my training session as realistic to a gmae situation as i can, and for example, you do not face a shot from a gk rebounder in a gme situation.

So if your gk coach uses ALOT of different apparatus in your gk sessions,

1: Make sure, he is not use these appartus too much

2: Ask him, what are the benefits (a good coach will explain, a) the benefits and b) more importantly how it would benefit uou in a game situation.

I hope this tip helped?

Best of goalkeeping

Ray Newland
www.goalkeeperglovesforsale.com

Monday, July 25, 2011

J4K Student in Action

Check out J4K Student Zack Grimes in action... if you have any action shots, please email Just4keepers Goalkeeper Schools at info@just4keepers.co.uk and J4K will add you to our latest news section.


Zack Grimes in ACTION!!!


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Ex J4K Student Signs for Brighton

Another J4K has turned professional. Daniel East who was coached by Just4keepers Founder Ray Newland has just signed professional forms with Brighton FC.

Everyone at J4K wishes him all the very best for the new season. Hopfully Dan will inspire current J4K students to work hard and chase their dream of becoming a Pro GK!


Daniel East

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Get Padded up for Summer leagues

Quick Tip Guys:

I know a lot of you are playing (Or about to start playing summer leagues). Just make certain that you get padded up. Especially your hips, knees and elbows as this time of year can be really tough on a goalkeeper, especially a young goalkeeper.

So parents and managers, PLEASE use common sense and make sure the young goalkeepers have the proper padding while they play! It is not expensive and it makes the goalkeepers job so much more enjoyable!

Best of Goalkeeping

Ray Newland

Monday, June 27, 2011

Goalkeeper Coaching in New Zealand

Below you will see a picture of the very first Goalkeeper Coaching seminar to be held in New Zealand.

Just4keepers GK Coach Kim Brierley was lucky to be one of the first goalkeeper coaches in New zealnd to have been invited onto this maiden course for NZ Goalkeepers.







J4K Goalkeeper Coach Kim Brierley: Far Right on bottom line.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Girls Goalkeeping

As womens interest in football (soccer) increases the amount of girl goalkeepers coming into the sport is growing all the time.Below you will see one of our rising stars Rebecca 'Boo' tait

Friday, June 17, 2011

J4K Coaches playing in the Masters!

On June the 18th (4pm-7pm) and on July the 2nd (same times) J4K coaches Ray Newland and Lee Harper are playing in the highly rated masters Football live on Sky sports!

Ray newland is playing for Everton on the 18th June and

Lee harper is playing for Walsall on July the 2nd

If they let in any silly goals, make sure you give them some stick. lol

J4K wishes them well!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Always take 2 pairs fo gloves to your soccer game


Quick Tip:

When I played, especially at grass 
root level I ALWAYS took 2 pairs of goalkeeper gloves onto the field.

One gloves was my best glove and the other was the cheaper of the range glove..

When I got to the soccer game, the first thing i would do is check the pitch out. If it was a good surface i would use my expensive gloves. But if it was a poor soccer field, hard ground with no grass or full of mud, I would use my cheaper gloves.

Because if you play on a poor soccer pitch, it does not matter if you play with a pair of $1000 gloves on... they will probably not do the job.

This is because a poor soccer field can be a leveller when it comes to wearing goalkeeper gloves. Especially if you live in the UK... YOU NEED TO TAKE TWO PAIRS!!!

Also it should save you ALOT of money throughout the season doing this because you actually spend less money on gloves!!

best fo Goalkeeping
Ray Newland


Sunday, May 29, 2011

Top Award for J4K Student!!!

One of Just4keepers most talented Goalkeepers has won one of the most prestigious awards in his home town of Vrable in Slovakia.

Peter Pecho who is one the most athletic and talented goalkeepers I have seen in a long time recentley won the award of 'The Best Sportsman' in his city.

(Peter is tallest, far left)

J4K expect Peter to go and achieve huge success in his goalkeeping career and because he is not even 18 years old as yet, he still has a long time to get even better!

Congratulations to Peter

Ray Newland and the rest of the Just4keepers Team

Monday, May 23, 2011

Professional Goalkeeper Training

Here is highly rated Goalkeeper Coach of Just4keepers and Derby County Jason Pearcey putting his goalkeeping students through their paces!

Jason has been repsonsible for helping many young goalkeepers achieve their dream and get to a professional clubs. Click the link here to watch Jason in action. http://web.photodex.com/view/b7c7928

And click: Goalkeeper coaching in Coventry to have a FREE GK training session with Jason.

best of Goalkeeping

Ray Newland


Friday, May 20, 2011

New Just4keepers Kit

Just4keepers Goalkeeping Academy is proud to announce the launch of our new Goalkeepers Kit.

This is our VERY FIRST student Mitchell Leggett to wear our Goalkeeper outfit.




J4K would like to thank Mitchell who is one of our up and coming students for being the first student to wear our goalkeeping kit.


Best of Goalkeeping

Ray Newland

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Just4keepers Netherlands

Recently I was invited to the Netherlands which is run by the director of J4K Holland Marcel Loer
Marcel Ran a fantastic Goalkeeper course where 40 goalkeeper students where in attendance. This was held in one of the most beautiful places I have visited, Groningen, North Holland. The venue was excellent and the goalkeeper students where a credit to their parents and to Marcel who ran one of the best goalkeeper courses I have attended.


 Myself far left and Marcel far right with the J4K students of Groningen, Netherlands.



This was a nice touch from Marcel. He had the English flag where J4K began over a decade ago and the Dutch flag. Marcel had a Goalkeeper diving from the English flag to the Dutch, as a sign that J4K is now very much in Holland.

For the full goalkeeper camp pictures, please click the link: Just4keepers Holland


This was one of the best goalkeeping experiences I had

Ray Newland
Founder of Just4keepers



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