Over my many years coaching goalkeepers, from when I voluntary coached the young goalkeepers at the professional clubs I played for over a 10-year period, or coaching the 1000s of goalkeepers over the past 20 years running Just4keepers…
One of the most common questions I have been asked by goalkeepers (actually this question comes 90% of the time from parents of the goalkeeper.) and that is.
I (or my child) is not going to be over 6ft, what are (their chances) of becoming a professional goalkeeper?
It always pains me when I hear this question, because I can hear the desperation, doubts BUT hope in the goalkeepers (and parents) question, looking for a slimmer of hope in my answer.
Now I am a firm believer, if a goalkeeper is good enough, they are big enough depending on their height, but I have to be honest and state it will be more of a challenge for a goalkeeper who is going to be under 6ft tall.
But there are things you can do as a goalkeeper, to stack the odds in your favour… but rather than write a big long essay, instead watch the quick video below.
I hope this helps.
You know you are doing something right when you get messages like the one below. I am also really honoured that a young goalkeeper has worn the J4K gloves since the age of 5 years old.
Two amazing pictures of young Max as he has grown with Just4keepers.
Also thanks to Max's dad (luke) for his kind words.
'Just want to say J4k seem to be "THE ONLY" GK specialist services who actually care not only about the GK's but about good quality gear too.
My son has been using your gear since the age of 5 he's 11 now and looks forward to many more years with J4k.'
J4K - PROUD TO BE DIFFERENT!
Suffer NO MORE!
Over the years, I have heard so many heart breaking stories from parents, who have been totally frustrated trying to help their goalkeeping child, because they have had to deal with idiot coaches and or football (soccer) clubs and idiots shouting nonsense from the side-lines at their child etc etc etc. MORE…
Emma Higgins is to make history with her international side by being the first women’s team to play the reigning European Champions, playing for Northern Ireland This game along with with the Norway game 4 days later will be the biggest back to back games the womens national side have played in.
DC (Chris) Brown is the Goalkeeper for the San Patricios, San Antonio Gaelic Football Club, who play in the Texas League of the Southwest Division of the USGA.
"In forty years as goalkeeper, I've worn countless pairs of gloves. In terms of grip, quality of construction, durability and most importantly PRICE, you can't go wrong with J4K products". I couldn't be happier, thank you!
I just want to say a massive thank you to Just4keepers Goalkeeper Gloves. I have been using gloves from you for about the last 10 years having made the switch from Sells. I always thought that you get what you pay for and was spending a minimum of £75 per pair of gloves which would either fall apart or the palms would split after a couple of months.