Starting the third year in business in upstate, New York, J4K-CDNY continues to grow at a rapid pace!! Adding goalkeepers of all ages to our family, we continue to hold training sessions that inspire goalkeepers, teach technique and help them achieve their dreams!
Now we are happy to announce three new coaches to our staff! In an effort to ensure high quality training at convenient times and locations, while keeping the student/coach ratio as low as possible, J4K is pleased to offer the services of these great players and coaches!!!
Meet the Coaches !
Erin Kelly – Erin is a former Siena College, Division 1 Goalkeeper (2013). A local product from Schenectady…Played two years of varsity soccer at Guilderland and earned Suburban Council Honorable Mention as a senior…Played for Clifton Park Premier…One of six NYSPHSAA (New York State Public High School Athletic Association) delegates in the state to attend the National Student Leadership Conference in Indianapolis in 2009…She is a youth soccer coach with a USSF ‘F’ license and coaches basketball as well.
Coach Kelly was an integral part of the 2016 J4K-CDNY Summer ID Camp and has trained with Coach Knight on several weekly sessions.
Justin Palermo – Coach Justin played for SUNY New Paltz and then played 4 years Semi-Pro in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League. During that time, he was called into training camp for the US Beach Soccer National Team and made an appearance in a friendly against Spain! He continued to play soccer with several clubs and had a few MLS tryouts.
Justin was the Head Coach of the Boys Modified Program at Pine Bush High School before moving onto the Head JV Coaching position at Port Jervis High School. While coaching JV, he was also the Goalkeeper Coach for the Port Jervis Boys Varsity team. Justin has coached with Coach Knight during a few weekly sessions and will be very instrumental in the upcoming 2017 Summer ID Camp!
Matt Wheeler – Matt is part of the Albany Soccer Club and is a Board member at large. He plays goalkeeper in the Afrim’s adult league and has been training goalkeepers with Coach Knight during the weekly program all winter long. Coach Matt has a USSF ‘F’ license and also coaches the Albany U12 Boys team.
Here to Help !
Each of these coaches will participate in J4K in several different ways.
- Assist Coach Knight at various weekly sessions
- Cover for Coach Knight at any weekly session
- Participate in the 2017 Summer ID Camp
- Coordinate their own weekly sessions at various locations throughout the Capital Region
- Conduct one on one training sessions as requested by parents and players
So please help me welcome these three great coaches to our family!! They are sure to provide added value to all our J4K Goalkeepers helping everyone to reach their goals and aspirations!