- Wisdom for (soccer) Coaches
- “Ye Olde Bricke Wall”: still a Goalkeeper’s best training tool?
- Why the US produces better goalkeepers than field players: A Theory.
- World Cup Penalty Kick Analysis
- In Defense of Iker Casillas
- World Cup Goalkeepers Stats you never asked for.
- Lancashire Legacy
- Penalty Kicks: Is guessing a sucker’s bet?
- Accident Analysis for Goalkeepers.
- Building Confidence in young Goalkeepers
Flying planes by day, flying saves by night, kid at heart and goalkeeper by choice.
I was born and raised in the Netherlands, and have been playing 'real football" since I was old enough to identify a ball.
Currently residing in Maryland, I hold USSF “D” and NSCAA “National” Goalkeeping coaching licenses, and have been an Assistant / Goalkeeping Coach at the High School, Club and ODP level since 1999.
When not playing, talking, writing or thinking about football and goalkeeping, I remind airline passengers to keep their seatbelts comfortably fastened around them, in my day job as a pilot for a major US airline.
I can be reached at jdevicq at icloud dot com. Please note that I do not do private training or camps
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Category Archives: goalkeeper
Haven’t posted in a long time but since the site just auto-renewed (again!) I figured I might as well use it. Wisdom can be found in the most unexpected places. Since I’m forgetful (and getting more so each passing year) … Continue reading
“The point of training is to increase the speed at which one can be precise” – Cesar Menotti, Coach of the Argentina National Team that won the 1978 World Cup. After the spring season, I invariable get questions from parents … Continue reading
It was very exciting to watch the US Men’s National Team overachieve during this summer’s World Cup. But as Klinsmann’s men showed the world that the American spirit of determination, courage and relentless effort can lead to a place in … Continue reading
WC 2014 Penalty Kicks and the Data Analysis Arms Race. During the World Cup, my Twitter feed confirmed what everybody already knew: Goalkeepers are different. When all the “normal” people were dreading the prospect of extra-time and a shoot-out, most … Continue reading
OK, I’m a little late to the party but I spent the last five days on the road and haven’t been able to really take a look at the Spain-Holland game until just now. I am surprised by the large … Continue reading
World Cup Goalkeepers Basic Stat breakdown. One of the not-so-great byproducts of the World Cup is that many people feel the need to create spreadsheets containing some of the most obscure statistics, the vast majority of which fall somewhere between … Continue reading
“I like to win, but above all, I want to teach universal values. Giving everything while competing with dignity is victory” – Pep Guardiola As coaches, we learn from those we work with over the years and from our experiences … Continue reading
“I think of them [penalty kicks] as no-lose situations for a goalkeeper. All the pressure is on the field player, who is supposed to score”. – Brad Friedel (Liverpool, Blackburn, Aston Villa, Tottenham and US MNT GK) So much has been … Continue reading
Building confidence in young Goalkeepers. “To risk life and limb and subject oneself to the ridicule that follows in hot pursuit of any silly error demands a special sort of courage and confidence” – Bob Wilson, (Arsenal Goalkeeper 1963-1974). The … Continue reading