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AMIR KAZIM

Founder & Coach

Starting out as a defender, Coach Amir shifted to goalkeeping at age 12 after sustaining a career altering knee injury. As a youth player, he built a passion for the position while playing travel soccer in Amman, Jordan, prior to migrating to the United States and playing for Falls Church High School. Amir graduated with a B.A. and an MBA from George Mason University. Additionally, he holds a United Soccer Coaches ‘Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma’, and a USSF National ‘D’ Coaching License. Amir's goal is to create a dedicated resrouce for goalkeepers of all skill levels to help them unlock and achieve their full goalkeeping potential. He's fluent in English, Spanish and Arabic.

COACHING EXPERIENCE

Founder, Owner & Coach @ Premier Keepers LLC

January 2021 - Present

Goalkeeper Coach @ Fairfax High School Girls Soccer
- Fairfax, VA

March 2024 - Present

Creating, tailoring and implementing individualized, group and club training programs for goalkeepers of ages ranging between 8 and 55 years old, with a focus on providing holistic training based on the keeper’s defined goals. I ensure training is encompassing of the mental, physical, technical and tactical aspects of the position, while offering a safe, enjoyable and rewarding environment for the keepers to thrive in. Programs include film/game review to allow the keeper to grow through reflection and introspection.

Director of Goalkeeping @
Gunston Soccer Club
- Alexandria, VA

October 2020 - Present

Goalkeeper Coach @ Liga Deportiva Alajuelense
San Jose, Costa Rica

August 2023 - December 2023

Director of Goalkeeping @ Virginia Valor
- Centreville, VA

February - June 2021

Goalkeeper Trainer @ National Center of Excellence (NCE)
- Fairfax, VA

May 2019 - March 2020

Director of Goalkeeping @ FPYC Soccer
- Fairfax, VA

March 2018 - March 2020

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SEBASTIAN UMEREZ

Coach

Coach Sebastian has loved being under the three posts from the young age of 6 when he started playing with his elementary school team in Argentina. He went on to win three state championships with George Mason High School (now Meridian High School.) Additionally, he holds United Soccer Coaches ‘Goalkeeping Levels 1, 2 and 3 Diplomas’, and he's fluent in English and in Spanish.​ As president of the Official River Plate Fan Club in Washington DC, Coach Sebastian has organized and competed in the yearly tournaments between River Plate Fan Clubs all across the USA. Even playing with former stars of River Plate/Argentina National Team: Ariel “El Burrito” Ortega. 

COACHING EXPERIENCE

Coach @ Premier Keepers LLC, Fairfax, VA

August 2022 - Present

Creating and assisting in goalkeeper training programs for goalkeepers of ages ranging between 8 and 18 years old with a focus on providing holistic training based on the keeper’s defined goals. I ensure training is encompassing of the mental, physical, technical and tactical aspects of the position, while offering a safe, enjoyable and rewarding environment for the keepers to thrive in.

Coach @ Falls Church Soccer Club - Falls Church, VA

Coached local children in soccer, organizing games, working with parents, scheduling games and training exercises, building confidence, stamina and sportsmanship. 

2012

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JAKE LANGLEY

Coach

Coach Jake currently plays for the George Mason University men's soccer team. Prior to joining Mason, he played collegiately for West Chester University, and semi-professionally for Real Central New Jersey. While in High School, he played for FC Europa under Paulo Ferreira. Additionally, he holds a United Soccer Coaches ‘Goalkeeping Level 2 Diploma’.

Jake is finishing his Master's degree at GMU in International Security. When he's not on the field, he enjoys fishing, surfing and photography.

COACHING EXPERIENCE

Coach @ Premier Keepers LLC, Fairfax, VA

October 2022 - Present

Creating and assisting in goalkeeper training programs for goalkeepers of ages ranging between 8 and 18 years old with a focus on providing holistic training based on the keeper’s defined goals. I ensure training is encompassing of the mental, physical, technical and tactical aspects of the position, while offering a safe, enjoyable and rewarding environment for the keepers to thrive in.

Coach @ The Player Project, Philadelphia, PA

2021 - Present

  • Designed and ran group and individual sessions for goalkeepers and field players

  • Worked on soccer outreach projects in low income areas of Philadelphia

Coach @ Philadelphia Union Youth, Philadelphia, PA

2020 - 2022

  • Worked camps at the recreational level as well as coaching goalkeepers in the PPP (Pro Player Pathway) program to prepare goalkeepers for academy trials

  • Identified goalkeepers to bring in to PPP program

  • Designed drills and sessions to focus on teaching and perfecting technique

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