CEO, US Youth Soccer Association & First Team all American Goalkeeper
“As you might expect, I love the idea. I certainly remember my days of Keeper Wars. Lots of fun, great skill building platform, good for confidence, all the makings for a competitive event.”
Professional Indoor, Outdoor & USA National team goalkeeper. Inducted into the Indoor Soccer Hall of Fame, Class of 2019.
“Great Idea. Keeper Wars is an AWESOME and FUN way for a Goalkeeper to improve their game. It helps develop the competitive side of the Keeper which is a very important part of the game.”
Dave de Hart
Brings over 35 years of coaching and playing experience to the development of soccer players from the youth level, college level and the professional levels to the Central Valley of California. In 1993 Dave was awarded his National 'A' Level Coaching Certificate from the United States Soccer Federation.
“My goalkeepers always enjoy Keeper Wars. It’s a great and fun way to bring a competitive aspect to training and to allow goalkeepers to test their goalkeeper technical skills.
I like that it allows young goalkeepers on transition concepts from defending to attacking. This frame of mind is so positive for goalkeepers.
Goalkeepers that play a lot of Keeper War tend to be proactive types of players. They are confident and take charge of a situation both in the defense and to start the attack”
Additional endorsements and their accolades:
- Current USL Goalkeeper Coach for Louisville City FC, Played professionally in Germany England & with the MLS in the USA. Budnick also represented the U.S. at the U-18 and U-20 levels, participating in the U-20 CONCACAF qualification tournament.
- Saint Louis Soccer Hall of Fame Member, 16 seasons as a professional goalkeeper, Swanner was a member of the 1984 US Olympic Team and the 1984 US National Team, first team All American honors and was named the ISAA Goalkeeper of the Year at Clemson University.
- Assistant Coach/ Goalkeeper Coach for the U.S. Futsal National Team since 2008, coached in 2 CONCACAF championships and 1 World Cup, Mark spent 10 years with the Milwaukee Wave as their Goalkeeper Coach, winning MISL championships in 2005, 2011, and 2012. Professional goalkeeper for Milwaukee Wave, having played for the team from 1989 through 1994. He was the starting goalkeeper at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside from 1986-88 and was named NAIA All-American as a goalkeeper in 1988. Mark is a member of the Wisconsin Soccer Association Hall of Fame, having been inducted in 2015.
KEEPER PARENT REVIEWS
Craig (Goalkeeper Dad)
"My daughter's attitude and self-esteem since playing Keeper Wars is unimaginable. Between playing up on the seventh grade CYC team and her club team she has started off the season with five straight shut outs. I can’t even put into words what her determination and knowledge from playing in Keeper Wars has given her to this point. I can’t describe my gratitude to you and your family for creating Keeper Wars to give our keepers the opportunity to show their skills. Her advancement, skills, and determination as a keeper since playing Keeper Wars is unbelievable!"
Becky (Goalkeeper Mom)
"My daughter participated in the Keeper Wars event last year. Despite rain delays and hot/humid temps, she had so much fun that she couldn't wait to come back this year. This event is extremely well organized and very well attended. The games are quick, but the perfect amount of time for an intense showdown between the two keepers. It was fun to watch and my daughter loved being a part of it as she is extremely competitive! She can't wait to participate in the next event!"
James (Goalkeeper Dad)
"Keeper Wars was a great experience. The games were so fun an competitive. My daughter was nervous going into it, but ended up having the best time. She cant wait until the next one. Thanks Casey for a one of a kind experience that really puts the spotlight on how important goal keeping is to the game of soccer. We cant wait until next year!"