GOALKEEPER COACH TESTIMONIES

Since joining J4k my self belief and confidence has grown massively and this is down to the support of Ray, Paula and other J4k coaches. With the help of J4k and my family J4k Surrey is growing and helping young keepers gain confidence and self belief in their ability as well as learning new things. I wish J4k was in Surrey when I was younger who knows where my playing career could of taken me. I look forward to working with J4k keepers and J4k for many more years to improve young goalkeepers all over the world.

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    Matt Nash , J4K Surrey

Since joining Just 4 Keepers I have had the pleasure of working with some extremely talented children and have enjoyed every hour rain or shine! It has been very rewarding to pass on some of the experience i have gained over my time in football and use a variety of techniques and training methods I have developed along the way. The support from Ray and the people at Just 4 Keepers has helped me every step of the way in starting J4K in my area and continue to keep it moving forward.

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    James Russell, J4K Hertfordshire

My name is Igors Labuts, 22 years old from Riga, Latvia. Meeting Ray and Paula Newland has helped me to take a great step in achievement of my dream – to become a professional goalkeeper and a goalkeeping coach.

Cooperation with «Just4Keepers» – a company founded by Mr Newland and providing trainings and equipment for goalkeepers all over the world – contributed to development of my skills in numerous ways.

To start with, I really enyojed trainings provided by one of «Just4Keepers» coaches while being in Ireland. After my return to Latvia, this experience helped me to ensure a position in a team representing the Premiere League of Latvia. Moreover, my own experience within «Just4Keepers» motivated me to become a part of this company and to focus on trainings for young goalkeepers. I am very grateful to Mr. and. Ms. Newland, who supported me a lot in launching «Just4Keepers Latvia» project and continue to support me both with advice and provision of very well and friendly priced equipment needed for my activities.

To sum up, I feel really pleased about fact that there are people, who are not only focused on their own business, but are ready to make effort and help young goalkeepers like me

 

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    Igors Labuts, J4K Latvia

I had been coaching about once a week for about a year before deciding this wasnt enough for me! I decided i want to coach full time, looking around only Just4keepers could offert this to me! With the help of Ray, Paula and the J4K coaches, after 8 months i am now coaching keepers around Suffolk and Colchester between 4-10 hours a week and earning between £800-£1000 per month!! I only wish i had done this before as it is the biggest and best decision i have ever made! By putting in the time, effort and by listening to everything Ray and the coaches tell you, this can be the most rewarding decision you could ever make!

Everything is put in place for you by Just4keepers! Since i have started, it has been organised so each coach now has there own page to edit and blog on the J4K website! You can also open up your own J4K store as well! Everything which J4K does is not aimed at J4K, it is aimed at helping the coaches make a life for themselves doing something they love!

Everything is done at your own pace and there is no pressure put on you to commit to anything unless you are 110% sure! Everything is made as easy and simple for you as it can be! I am really looking forward to the next few years to watch Just4keepers Suffolk grow and watching the keepers registered with me, improving and developing as goalkeepers!

 

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    Kai, J4K Suffolk

Starting J4K has so far been the most rewarding decision of my career. It was hard work at the start gaining parents and clubs trust but once demonstrating the quality of coaching and word getting around, then more and more keepers attend my sessions every week. It is also brilliant to see how each keeper develops and make new friends whilst at the sessions helping each other out as a goalkeeper and within a social group of mixed ages.

I now earn a full time income with J4K not only through the coaching but also through the quality J4K goalkeeping equipment that I sell. I now coach around 100 keepers every week with numbers continuing to grow, and this after only 2 years of being a J4K goalkeeper coach.

I could not of done this without the help of Ray, who has always given great advice and is willing to share all his and other J4K coaches ideas to make sure we can not only be the best coaches but also the best businessmen we can be.

I hope to continue to grow J4K south west long into the future and with the continued backing of all involved in J4K there’s no reason why I wouldn’t be able to hit my 200 keeper target!

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    James Cope, J4K South West

I have been working with j4k for 10 months and its the best decision that I have ever made! I am an ex professional goalkeeper who had to finish due to injury and I fell out with but then found myself in a job which made me work away from home week in week out and i was missing out on my son growing up.

I coached a hand full of keepers every Saturday morning but was unable to spend the time to make this a new career. I then come across Ray and Just4keepers. I called Ray and from a 10 minute conversation I knew it was the way forward for me .After following all Rays advice and guidance I now coach over 50 keepers spread over 3 venues every week and I am opening my 4th venue this month. But the best bit J4K has enabled me to change jobs so I now work closer to home. I am sure if I can keep growing as I have this year i will soon be making enough money to solely focus on my coaching.

I am now as happy if not happier than when I was playing as now I just get all the fun bits and feel as if I am giving something back to the young keepers. I could not have done what I have achieved in the small space of time without the help and guidance from Ray and all the other coaches within the J4k network. Also Paula is a massive help when it come’s to the gloves and clothing which also helps get new students a make’s you a bit more money in the process.

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    Paul Heritage, North Sheffield

Ray – Just wanted to take a minute to say thank you for all you have done in support of me and J4K of Northern VA. As I crest the 1 year in business mark I can say wholeheartedly I’d not have made the progress and experienced the success thus far without you’re tireless support and work. Starting with the videos to the J4K gear, you have done a fantastic job setting the stage and getting the framework in place for all the coaches to run a successful operation. I appreciate the consistent and encouraging words whenever I have had a question or concern. Not only has it been great to know you’re there to provide assistance, but also have the great relationship with the other J4K USA coaches is a huge benefit as well. It was fantastic meeting you this past summer at the ID camp and I’m looking forward to seeing you again this summer!

Once again, thanks for all your help and support. I look forward to working together for years to come!

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    Larry Dolph, Just4keepers VA

When i first heard about a opportunity to become a goalkeeper coach with just4keepers and have a meeting with Ray about this i was a little bit unsure of how it could work, but after meeting Ray it felt i had known him all my life i just wanted to get out there and coach the youngsters the same day.

Ray showed me the vision he had for j4k and i couldn’t turn down the opportunity to be apart of the j4k team, with Ray and his families guidance and support i now have 2 very successful classes running every week with the view to have even more.

The enjoyment i get from giving something back to the young Goalkeepers in my area gives me tremendous job satisfaction and without Ray and the other coaches of the J4k team this wouldn’t have been possible.

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    Darren Egerton, J4K North Yorkshire

Joining J4K has proven to be a winner for both my own and my families lives. The J4K team are not here for their own benefit.

They are here to help and inspire young keepers to be the best that they can be- and believe me when I say- one of the J4K goalkeepers will go on to play for the national side in years to come.

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    Scott Healey (Ex-Professional) & Ron Healey (Ex-Irish International)

I run since 2010 Just4Keepers in THE Netherlands. Its really great to be part of the biggest goalkeeping organization of the world. Just4Keepers gave me THE chance to work fulltime as à goalkeepercoach. The nicest job on earth!

Ray personally helped me out to set up à lot of things in Holland and is always willing to help everybody! I am very proud to be part of This J4K worldwide team.

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    Marcel Loer, J4K Netherlands

Joining J4K, looking back, has got to be one of the biggest and best decisions I’ve ever made. Myself and Ray sat down on many occasions, had many phone conversations, and shared the odd pint. At the time I got on board I had a full time job, accommodation etc, and leaving all that was going to be a massive step. Ray assured me that the support network within J4K would make sure the change and transition as smooth as possible.

At first i was skeptical, but he was right and very true to his word. My first month or so were an eye opener to say the least, problems with venues, weather, cars, you name it it went wrong, but with my ‘never say die’ attitude and Ray, Paula and the others coaches continued support available anytime online or over the phone all problems soon disappeared. Again this continues to this day and everyday spent with J4K. The ethics within the company are second to none.

All coaches have playing experience, are qualified, CRB checked and have the best interests of every single goalkeeper at heart and will go that extra mile for every single child or adult to achieve their potential in the most positive and rewarding way. Negativity has no place in J4K and goalkeeping alike. There’s nothing more rewarding than to see a ‘team’ of goalkeepers working like a well oiled machine, learning and enjoying every minute of it! There’s nothing better than the sounds of encouragement, seeing smiles on faces and hearing laughter on a football pitch…….so much better than the criticism, abusive language and win at all costs attitude that fills the sporting world these days. J4K isn’t just a coaching school, its a positive life education, which will continue to grow and empower people to achieve their potential not only within football and goalkeeping, but life as a whole. Long may it continue and grow.

And Ray…..many thanks again.

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    Will Smith

In my time as a Professional Football Player I have know many fly by night Goalkeeping Coaching Schools; the difference between Ray Newland and Just 4 Keepers Goalkeeping School is that Just 4 Keepers is here to stay!

I have known Ray Newland since we played together at Chester City Football Club and have always found him to be honest and reliable with a infectious passion for the game. When Ray approached me to get involved with J4K I didn’t hesitate to join, the ethos behind this coaching school is second to none and is one that I firmly believe in as developing young people’s talents for Goalkeeping is important and well as introducing the element of fun alongside this development.. I have played Professional Football for 20 years and non league football for a further 8 years and have a good reputation and therefore wouldn’t put my name to something I didn’t believe in.

The support I have received from both Ray and Paula, especially the administration side is second to none. Nothing seems to much trouble especially in the beginning when I was starting up in my area.

If I had a problem they were only a phone call or email away. This is something that I have found invaluable and have appreciated. I would recommend any young person with an interest in Goalkeeping to come and join J4K, you won’t be disappointed!

Dave Felgate

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    Ross Harrower Scotland

Joining J4K, looking back, has got to be one of the biggest and best decisions I’ve ever made. Myself and Ray sat down on many occasions, had many phone conversations, and shared the odd pint. At the time I got on board I had a full time job, accommodation etc, and leaving all that was going to be a massive step. Ray assured me that the support network within J4K would make sure the change and transition as smooth as possible.

At first i was skeptical, but he was right and very true to his word. My first month or so were an eye opener to say the least, problems with venues, weather, cars, you name it it went wrong, but with my ‘never say die’ attitude and Ray, Paula and the others coaches continued support available anytime online or over the phone all problems soon disappeared. Again this continues to this day and everyday spent with J4K. The ethics within the company are second to none.

All coaches have playing experience, are qualified, CRB checked and have the best interests of every single goalkeeper at heart and will go that extra mile for every single child or adult to achieve their potential in the most positive and rewarding way. Negativity has no place in J4K and goalkeeping alike. There’s nothing more rewarding than to see a ‘team’ of goalkeepers working like a well oiled machine, learning and enjoying every minute of it! There’s nothing better than the sounds of encouragement, seeing smiles on faces and hearing laughter on a football pitch…….so much better than the criticism, abusive language and win at all costs attitude that fills the sporting world these days. J4K isn’t just a coaching school, its a positive life education, which will continue to grow and empower people to achieve their potential not only within football and goalkeeping, but life as a whole. Long may it continue and grow.

And Ray…..many thanks again.

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    Will Smith

     

Hi my name is Riccardo Greco and I am the Just4Keepers Canada representative, I teamed up with Just4Keepers two years ago and I now have a well established and successful school in Canada. This would not have been the case if it was not for founder of Just4Keepers Ray Newland.

Two and a half years ago I stumbled across Just4Keepers on the Internet and from that day on my life has never been the same. I remember my first emails to Ray they were very painful for me since I had no experience with computers so an email could take up to an hour to prepare. I remember asking him if we could talk on the phone and after a few weeks he agreed, that was the day that my family’s life changed forever. After 5 minutes of talking to him, I just wanted to grab some balls and start coaching there and then! But that was not to be Ray kept me on that phone for over a year talking once a week about everything you could imagine. Fourteen months later I was on a plane to England to meet all the J4K Coaches and the founder of Just4Keepers Ray Newland, one week later we put pen to paper and the rest, as they say, is history.

It has not been an easy road creating the foundation in Canada for Just4Keepers, I have had to struggle working a full time job and working J4K in the evenings and weekends. Let me tell you that those were two tough years but I can honestly say that Ray was there every step of the way and trust me that there were some very bumpy roads throughout those two years. Ray showed me the kind of person he is honest, trustworthy and one hell of a businessman, I am happy to say that four months ago I quit my day job and went full time with Just4Keepers and to cap off the new year Ray has helped one of my Canadian boys secure a professional contract with a club in Scotland. So in closing I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ray and Paula for all of there never ending support.

Thank you

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    Riccardo Greco

     

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