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John Hollinger, Fairfax, VA Soccer Coach

John Hollinger

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Goalkeeper with 2 years of playing experience overseas in Europe. Former D1 college GK looking to incorporate sessions that will help improve you as a player and person! View all coaching experience

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Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach John. 60 minute session length. Available for talk about goal-setting and plan. Advice based on my experience as a 24 year old goalkeeper with playing experience in Europe and at the D1 collegi... See More

Session Length: 1 minute

$80 1 session + one-time fee

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach John. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 minute

$230 3 sessions ($77/ea) + one-time fee

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach John. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 minute

$350 5 sessions ($70/ea) + one-time fee

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10 session package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 sessions of 60 minutes

Session Length: 1 minute

$700 10 sessions ($70/ea) + one-time fee

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  • Palm Beach Atlantic University (FL)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Goalkeeper

  • Penalty Kicks, Shooting, Passing, One-on-Ones, One-Touch, Goal Kicks, Free Kicks, First Touch, Crossing, Agility

Credentials

  • Palm Beach Atlantic University (FL)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Goalkeeper

  • Penalty Kicks, Shooting, Passing, One-on-Ones, One-Touch, Goal Kicks, Free Kicks, First Touch, Crossing, Agility

More About Coach John

-Specialize in individual and group goalkeeper training.
-Level I & II NSCAA Goalkeeping coaching diplomas.
- Have coached Goalkeeper camps and academies
- I work with various ages, ranging approx 8-19.
-I am flexible and open to accommodate to requests of my trainees. From my coaching experience I always look to not just help you improve as a soccer player - but as a person too.

-2 years playing overseas.
-Played in Malmö, Sweden for 2019 season as the starting GK for 20 League matches + Swedish Cup Qualification (2019)
-Played in Sweden with IFK Åmål - helping the club earn promotion after winning the League as the starting GK (2018)
-Palm Beach Atlantic University as goalkeeper (2017)
-NCAA D1 Canisius College in Buffalo, NY (2013-16)
-Trained at the professional level (MLS, USL, and abroad)

For younger ages and beginner goalkeepers:
- Basic fundamentals on goalkeeper techniques (learning & identifying correct techniques and eliminating bad technique)
- Catching, positioning, diving, body-shape, shot stopping. Repitition of basic goalkeeper technique is key. Adding in tactical and fun games as well to help the goalkeeper think and put them in game-like situations.

Higher level/advanced -- Focus on physical, tactical, and technical sessions. Physical goalkeeper sessions will include high intense cones, hurdles and ladder work leading up to making a save with lots of repetitions. Technical sessions will focus on repeating the fundamentals at a more advanced level. Can we train the GK to catch shots that are coming in faster than what they are use to seeing? And can we make harder shots easier for them to handle? Technical sessions will include lots of touches on the ball -whether that’s making saves or distributing with their feet.
Tactical elements will include decesion making. This can include deciding which way to distribute (short vs. long) after making a save or receiving a back pass. Colors and numbers can also be incorporated. (i.e. Green = Left, red = right). Also 1v1 breakaways is key on tactics. When should the keeper come out? How early? This all depends on the situation that the goalkeeper is put into in training and my hopes is to make it as game realistic as possible so that when the games do come you will be prepared with no surprises.

I am really looking forward to working with you or your son / daughter! I have a passion for the Goalkeeper position and love to teach what I've learned as a player and coach to the next generation! Not just as a player - but also as a person!

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Client Reviews

Good coach - works in areas you want to work. Knows his stuff, good communication.

Coach John consistent sessions have helped me improved with my goal keeping. The sessions have been flexible and he is able to come closer to my area to train or meet in the middle. I am looking forward to more training with Coach John.

John has been great with our son. He is paitent and works on the small details to ensure he gets the skills right. I would recommend him to any parent searching for goalkeeping training.

Great keeper coach, has great skills with the ball and an amazing attitude for teaching.

Thank, you coach John! Your ability to show each technique and then put into practice was very beneficial. Much success in your professional athlete career!

Fantastic! Responsive! Really knows his stuff and has been great to work with.

A FORMAL THANK YOU: Coach Johnny. Thanks for your focus on ball-touches. My footwork is light-years above from what it was just two and 1/2 weeks ago. And it's all from your training sessions. I'm adding more training sessions.
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REVIEW: Coach John, who I like to refer to as Coach Johnny "Sweden" - because he just got done a season playing division 3 Pro Football in Sweden (for which his team went up to Division 2 now) - is a footwork specialist. He's a goalie on the team, and is a modern-day keeper because his footwork skills are freakin' strong. And so I'm improving (sometimes by just watching the accuracy which he demonstrates in his own ball-passes/cuts/receiving) so steadily, having only done 4 training sessions with him so far.

John has just started working with my son and so far he has been so engaging with him and has come up with multiple games and drills to improve his skills. My son has been very excited and enjoyed the experience thus far!

Stay as close as you can with John. He will give you his all.
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