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AMIR KAZIM

Founder & Coach

Growing up, Coach Amir wanted nothing more than to make a game defining save. 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. in Government & International Politics, 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. He's fluent in English, Spanish and Arabic.

COACHING EXPERIENCE

Owner & Coach @ Premier Keepers LLC, Northern Virginia, Southern Maryland and District of Columbia

Creating, tailoring and implementing individualized 1:1 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. Programs include film/game review to allow the keeper to grow through reflection and introspection.

January 2021 - Present

Goalkeeper Trainer @ Burke Athletic Club - Fairfax, VA

December 2021 - January 2022

Working with new and experienced goalkeepers - ranging from 8-14 year olds - focusing on the fundamentals of the position, including proper footwork, handling, positioning and distribution. Utilizing this approach will help the keepers build a strong technical foundation along with lasting confidence to continue to grow as goalkeepers in the short and long term.

Goalkeeper Trainer @ Gunston Soccer Club - Alexandria, VA

October 2020 - June 2022

Working with new and experienced goalkeepers - ranging from 8-14 year olds - focusing on the fundamentals of the position, including proper footwork, handling, positioning and distribution. Utilizing this approach will help the keepers build a strong technical foundation along with lasting confidence to continue to grow as goalkeepers in the short and long term.

Goalkeeper Coach & Trainer @ SYA Soccer - Centreville, VA

February - June 2021

Working with new and experienced goalkeepers - ranging from 8-18 year olds - focusing on developing each player in areas where they need most through effective training sessions, and in-game coaching. The goal is to continue helping keepers develop, as they grow within SYA as individuals and well rounded soccer players. 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. 

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

Designed and implemented goalkeeper training sessions as part of NCE's supplemental training programs for select high level youth players – ages 9 to 15 – in the Mid-Atlantic region, specifically the Northern Virginia area.

May 2019 - March 2020

Goalkeeper Coach & Trainer @ FPYC Soccer - Fairfax, VA

March 2018 - March 2020

As an in-house Goalkeeper coach & trainer for several teams and age ranges within FPYC; I develop, organize and implement goalkeeper training sessions focusing on all aspects of the position with a prime focus on preventing injury and a long-term development approach. Sessions are designed to ensure a healthy mixture of challenge and proper techniques, which allows the players to learn the various mental, physical and tactical aspects of the position without risking injury. I also maintain direct communication with goalkeeper's parents and work with team coaches regarding progress, challenges and future sessions.

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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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