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"I am so thrilled that my dad found out about Hare Goalkeeper Academy. The various camps and clinics that I have attended since 2012 have helped me out an unbelievable amount. Coach Hare does a tremendous job fine tuning small details as well as showing the basics to a new keeper. He teaches these aspects of the game in a way that is fun and easy to learn. Going to the camps have changed my path in soccer. Before the camps I wasn't sure if I would be able to play college soccer or even if I wanted to play. Since going to Hare's camps and clinics I am confident and excited to play at the collegiate level. I just completed my senior year as captain of our high school team and was named an all section Goalkeeper. Hare Goalkeeper Academy is a great opportunity to practice and get better in a 1-on-1 way, while in a group setting. You get the best of both worlds. I have to credit Coach Hare for a large part of my success as a goalkeeper."

AJ Bove, Greenburg, PA (Hempfield Area High School 2015 Graduate)

 

“We are delighted that Mia is able to attend another of your goalie camps, She really responds well to you and has learned so much from you. In fact, we had noticed over the past season or two that Mia has not been diving as much to make saves. After the session on January 31st where you focused a lot on diving, she made a diving save in her game the following Saturday. It was PISA’s “game of the week”, and Mia had a shut out. I know that it was largely due to your instruction.”

 

Beth Carrarini, Apollo, PA

 

“My daughter Nicole attended the Goalkeeper & Striker Camp and had a wonderful experience. I just can't say enough good things about the camp and the impression it had on her. Certainly she learned a lot of goalkeeping skills, but the camp also built up her confidence in general. The coaches really took a personal interest in the kids and made them each feel special. Nicole's already asked to attend next year.”

Nancy Robinson, Soccer Mom

 

“I want to thank Jerry and his wonderful staff for their wonderful summer goalkeeper's training camp this summer.  They put forth 100% effort in making sure all kids (and mine) were focusing on picking up their teachings and they made it enjoyable for the kids to want to learn it!  Both Jerry and other coaches did a great job and my sons skills improved significantly and noticeably after their sessions.  Can't wait until next session.”

 

Joan Kovach, Butler, PA

 

“Hare Goalkeeper Camp is the most effective camp I have ever attended.  Seriously!  It is the highlight of my summer.  Jerry is very knowledgeable and so sincere in his efforts to help us improve.  He makes every training session fun and intense.”

 

Nolan Bowers, Churchill, PA

 

“I just wanted to let you know that you have really inspired me to be the best that I am capable of being. Your camp made me more dedicated, more confident, and more disciplined in every aspect of being an athlete.  You really have no idea how much your camp has helped me.  Thank you.”

 

Josh Newman, Pittsburgh, PA 

 

“In the five days I spent at the Hare Goalkeeper Speed & Agility Camp, I learned details I was never taught before.  Coach Hare’s methods are unique and effective.  His calm and somewhat relaxed demeanor made it easier to acquire the information he was teaching us.  His thorough and true understanding of goalkeeping fitness really came through.”

Rachel Adams, Sarver, PA

 

“Hare Goalkeeper Academy is just what youth soccer players need here. Coach Hare and his staff were totally professional and very,very good with the kids. I will highly recommend this soccer academy to everyone in need of good goalie training. Thanks HGA,  keep up the good work....”

 

John Warren, Soccer Dad

“I just wanted to tell you that Karen could not stop talking about what a great time she had at camp this week.  She talked the entire ride home and all through lunch (which is a big deal for her at this age).  She is already talking about how she can save the money to go to camp next year.  She loved meeting all the girls from other places and loved sharing & hearing stories with girls who have so much in common with each other.  I don’t think we (her family) understand what a rare breed the female goalkeepers are.  It seems like the girls formed a great bond with each other.  I have never seen her so excited and happy after a camp experience.  She is sore and tired but it’s a good kind of “achy ness” and exhaustion.  Under your orders…she is relaxing at the pool this afternoon!

 

Leann Jacobs, Apollo, PA

 

“Thanks for all your time and effort running such a fabulous camp.  Carrie had a great time and learned so much.  She really liked the “Diving Mat Workout”.  It definitely pushed her! Thanks again for everything you have done for her over this summer!” 

Lorie Bates, Zelienople, PA

 

“I started working with Coach Hare as a freshman in high school.  The only reason I was a goalie was because I am tall so I really did not know how to play the position well, I did not even know how to dive.  In just one year of working with Coach Hare I was the starting goalie on the varsity team and I set the team record for most shutouts in a season with the backup goalie (15) and helped the team set the record for most wins in a season (22).  Because of Coach Hare's work Shady Side Academy always have great goalkeepers, which leads to great teams.  Coach Hare's knowledge of the game and the position is hard to match.  He puts in many hours of work looking at the next opponent we will play and then he trains us for that team like professionals would.  I have never entered a game wondering what the strengths of the other team are because of the way Coach Hare prepares us for the game.  He is a kind, thoughtful, and genuine person on top of his great coaching ability and I am lucky and so glad I got the chance to work with him.  He truly cares about everyone he trains and is even helping me train for my college tryout which he is doing just to help me get better.  I give him the highest recommendation for anyone looking for a great coach who knows the game and is a class act through and through.  Thank you for all of your help Coach it has paid off!!”

Sean Hannon, Pittsburgh, PA (Shady Side Academy 2009 Graduate)

 

“As the parent of the youngest camper in the session and first time camper, I was very impressed with the care and attention Jerry and his team gave to all campers, but not only that I was even more impressed with the campers themselves, I spent a day observing and the campers all showed qualities of true character, skill, respect and appreciation."

Kim Boller - Parent

 

“I wanted to drop you an email to let you know that I loved the camp that you provided.  It was a pleasure watching my daughter not only having fun but learning so much.  You pinpointed aspects of her game that she has been dying to improve.  I always say that she wants more data, input, and knowledge.  You gave her all of that and also peace of mind to allow herself to work on those parts of her game.  Molly is a lot like her father in that she wants to be perfect every time and allows frustration to cloud her ability.  When you said "and relax" at the end of each session it gave her a moment to catch her breath and allowed her to re-focus.  Molly went up there very excited about working out with you and returned more excited about putting what she learned to use.  Your teaching techniques are very specific and explained precisely.  Your honesty in coaching also goes a long way.  You tell Molly exactly what she should be doing for her age and what the next step is.  That helps put the process in a frame that Molly can tackle and work on.  I like your way of working on skills and breaking down each part of the game for the total package.”

Dawn Winters, Mom

 

“Both our daughter, Katie, and our son, Chris, have been fortunate to train with Mr. Hare for the past two years.  While neither Katie nor Chris possess the physical size that is valued for goalkeepers, the technical skills, tactical skills, and tough mentality that Mr. Hare has taught them have taken them to high levels of play.  We are grateful to him for helping Katie and Chris stop goals on the soccer field and reach goals off the soccer field!”

Bob and Julie Garrison, Soccer Parents

 

"Training with Coach Hare during the winter and spring seasons has not only made me a better goalkeeper, but it has also provided me with the confidence needed to play the game. For two years, Coach Hare has challenged and pushed me to the limit, allowing me to reach my peak performance. With his help, I earned a four- year athletic scholarship to Delaware State University and will be the starting goalkeeper. I recommend this program to anyone who wants to become a better goalkeeper and anyone who is persistent and does not mind hard work. Coach Hare, thanks for pushing and believing in me, I won't let you down!”

Dan Colfax, Cranberry Township, PA

 

“I thought the HGA Camp was the most fun time I had all summer. It is an excellent way for a new keeper to learn and a expert keeper to test his or her skills. The camp is also a great way to meet other keepers and share stories about past time games. The HGA camp can teach you a lot and keep you in shape while having fun."

Jim Reider- 14

 

“Coach Hare started training me my freshman year of high school. I started training with only moderate experience, with two years of his training, I was able to become starting goalkeeper my junior and senior years. With Jerry’s training, inspiration, and motivational techniques, our team was able to make playoffs both years. For me personally, I would like to give him credit for my achievements as a goalkeeper, which include the record for lowest goals against average my senior season. Despite choosing to concentrate on my education in college, I was offered scholarships to several schools, all due to Jerry’s expert training. I have complete confidence that, with Coach Hare’s training, you will become a better goalkeeper.”

 

Michael A. Miller, New York, NY (Shady Side Academy 2005 Graduate)

 

"When I was looking around for a goalkeeper trainer for my daughter, Coach Hare came highly recommended by the assistant coach of Jocelyn’s soccer team-- and has turned out to be one of the best personal recommendations ever made to me. Jocelyn has been training with Coach Hare for almost a year now and the improvements in her technical skills and (perhaps more importantly) her self-confidence have been huge. He has been able to cultivate her own natural talent for the goalie position and has "professionalized" her technique to a great extent. The head coach of her soccer team has noticed the improvement in her skills level and in her ability to "read the position" in the short time that she has been training with Coach Hare. Jocelyn developed a good rapport with Coach Hare right out of the gate as a result of his easy-going yet demanding approach to training. She likes (and needs) a challenge- and she definitely gets that during training sessions with Coach Hare! I would not hesitate to recommend Hare Goalkeeper Academy to anyone looking for professional-level expertise in goalie training."

Sharon Johnston

 

"My son has been a goalkeeper for some years and could not find anyone that possessed technical knowledge and good communication skills, until we found Jerry Hare. Not only does he teach well, he critiques well. My son looks forward to the workouts he has set up for the goalkeepers! He has increased his knowledge and skills as a goalkeeper in the short time he has worked with Jerry."

Terri Henderson

 

"Jerry Hare has been coaching my daughter Laura for the last 4 years. In this time her play has improved immensely and she has gained better confidence in her goalie play. Jerry has stress the fundamentals as well as the mental part of goalkeeping. His coaching is a big reason Laura was able to play up one year for ODP, and she has been selected for the last 3 years for the PA West ODP team. I would encourage all parents of goalies to have Jerry coach their child. His coaching will improve their game and confidence."

Steve Whealon

 

"I loved camp! It really helped me learn on what I needed to work on more and helped me to keep developing some of my other skills. Overall, it was just a lot of fun!"

Wendy Carpenter - 13

 

"My daughter has been training with Jerry year round for the past year and a half. During this time, her skills have improved immensely. Jerry's training focuses on the technical, tactical, and mental skills required to play this very demanding position. His effort, along with her hard work, has prepared her in a manner that has allowed her to play at the highest levels of the Alle-Kiski Area Girls Soccer league (AKAGS) and the Pennsylvania Olympic Development Program (ODP)”.

Frank Patterson