firstly here is a list of Venues to choose from in the Merseyside and Cheshire Area
We have the following classes available.
Monday – Cardinal Heenan High School – Merseyside L12 9HZ 6pm-7pm for 11 and under, 7pm-8pmfor over 11’s.
Monday – West Kirby FC – Greenbank Rd, West Kirby CH48 5HL – 6pm-7pm for 11 and under, 7pm-8pm for over 11’s.
Tuesday – Bankfield High School Widnes – Liverpool Rd, Widnes, Halton WA8 7HU – 6pm-7pm for 11 and under, 7pm-8pm for over 11’s.
Tuesday – Whitby Sports and Social Ellesmere Port – Dunkirk Ln, Chester Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH65 6QF – 6pm-7pm, for ages 6-16.
Wednesday – Penketh High School Warrington – Heath Road, WA5 2BY 6pm-7pm for 11 and under, 7pm-8pm for over 11’s.
Thursday – Mossley Hill – Mossley Hill Rd, Liverpool L18 8BX- 6pm-7pm for ages 6-14.
Friday – Netherton Activity Centre – Glover’s Ln Netherton Liverpool L30 3TL – 5pm-6pmfor ages 5-14.
Friday – Birchwood High School Warrington – Brock Rd, Warrington WA3 7PT – 7pm-8.15pmfor ages 6-16.
Saturday – Maiden Lane Liverpool – Maiden Ln Liverpool, Merseyside L13 9AN – 10.30am-12pm for 5-Open Age.
Sunday – Edge Hill University Ormskirk – Saint Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 4QP (entrance on ruff lane) – 3.30pm-5pm
Meet The Coaches
The area is run by 2 coaches, Scott Tynan and Sam Mass who have been working as a team since the summer of 2010. Both bringing a completely different coaching style and approach to the sessions the put on, it is a good mix of fun and knowledge to help the students progress not just as goalkeepers but as people too.
Scott is an ex-professional goalkeeper who began his career as a YTS at Wigan Athletic where he had the pleasure of working with goalkeepers such as Roy Carroll, Derek Stillie and John Filan, Scott was also current Everton manager Roberto Martinez’s boot boy as part of his scholarship. Scott played regular reserve team football from the age of 16 and found himself in the fortunate position of second choice goalkeeper for a run of 19 games when Roy Carroll completed his move to Manchester United. A knee injury would see him miss an important 2 month period in his second season at the club which also resulted in falling down the pecking order with the arrival of Australian International John Filan from Blackburn Rovers. Once fit again Scott went in search of another club and was immediately approached by Nottingham Forest. Following a brief trial which included a trip to the Dallas Cup and playing every game in Forest’s successful acquisition of the trophy and personally the vote of MVP Scott signed a 2 and a half year contract with the 2 time European Champions. In his first season Scott played all but 4 games for Forest’s U19 team which narrowly missed out on the league title by 1 point to Manchester City but unfortunately finished the season on a low having broken his elbow in a reserve friendly. His second season began well with a number of appearances in pre-season friendlies but ultimately saw him go on loan to Telford United to gain some first team experience having grown frustrated with a limited number of appearances in the reserve team. Scott’s contract expired at the end of that season and with a change of manager he was made no promises of an extension. A short stint at Bristol City was followed by a permanent move to Barnet where during his time he was a big part of their Conference winning side and also played in the biggest game in the clubs existence, a League Cup 3rd round tie at Old Trafford against Manchester United. Scott was sold in the next transfer window to Rushden and Diamonds for a fee of £50,000 signing a 4 year deal. He had his contract terminated by mutual consent after 2 years so he could return to Liverpool and eventually signed for Northwich Victoria after spending part of his summer with the England C team in the Scottish Highlands where they regained the 4 nations trophy. Helping Northwich avoid what seemed certain relegation in his first season Scott was again called up to the England squad which went on to retain the trophy in Wales before jetting off for an international double header in the Caribbean against Grenada and Barbados. His second season was to be his last in full time football sustaining a full thickness tear of his ACL in the January putting him out of football for 18 months. Scott got back playing part-time for Vauxhall Motors and enjoyed a great FA Cup run getting the minnows to the 1st round proper and forcing League 1 high flyers Hartlepool to a replay. The following season was Scott’s last retiring at the end to concentrate on J4K and his tattoo businesses as well as having a big say in the development of the Just4Keepers goalkeeper glove range. Scott has a wealth of experience to pass onto all aspiring goalkeepers to aide their development both on and off the field.
Sam was a highly sought after goalkeeper at youth level spending 9 years with Everton FC where he was regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the country at his age. He would gain notoriety in the Merseyside area winning countless youth accolades and representing the area at schoolboy level. Sam suffered a severe leg break but managed to make a full recovery going on to play for Everton, Manchester United, Liverpool and Wrexham at youth level before making the decision to concentrate his efforts on a career in coaching. He has went on to amass a lot of coaching credentials and is cotinually working to improve his coaching qualifications. Still playing now at North West Counties level where he is one of the most sought after keepers in his division Sam thinks his time at Just4Keepers has been hugely successful in improving countless children’s goalkeeping ability and confidence. You would have to go a long way to find a better youth goalkeeper coach