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Professional Training

Every goalkeeper in our club is exposed to tactical, technical, physical and mental training.

Goalkeeping Education

Players and parents participate in classroom experiences that help shape minds and mentalities.

Game Assessments

Get the most out of your development with personal evaluations from game assessments.

College Workshops

Empire SC provides college workshops that prepare our players for their next level.

Goalkeeping Program

Jeff Tackett

Director of Goalkeeping


Coaching Licenses:

NSCAA Advance National Diploma
AAF/CIF National Diploma
USC Video Analysis Diploma Level I
USC Video Analysis Diploma Level II
UEFA “B” GK license (partial)
NSCAA State Goalkeeper license (I)
NSCAA Regional Goalkeeper license (II)
NSCAA National Goalkeeper license (III)


Owner/Director of Southern California School of Goalkeeping. I provide training and coaching services to Rec. leagues, Clubs, High Schools, and Colleges. We specialize in teaching technical, tactical, mental and physical aspects of soccer as it pertains to goalkeeping.

Coaching Experience

Head coach Anaheim Bolts Professional Indoor Soccer (2012-2013)
Assistant coach Anaheim Bolts Professional Indoor Soccer (2011-2012)
Assistant coach/Scout Ontario Fury Professional Indoor Soccer (2014-2016)

Assistant coach/GK coach – University of La Verne Men’s Soccer (2019 -2021)
Assistant coach/GK coach – Cal Poly Pomona Men’s Soccer (2003 – 2013)
Associate Head Coach – California Baptist University Men’s Soccer (1999-2001)
Assistant coach/GK coach – California Baptist University Women’s Soccer (1998-2001)
GK Coach- Mt. San Antonio College (1997)

Olympic Development:
SoCal PDP coach/goalkeeper coach (2021 -Present)
Boys IE coach/evaluator/Scout
Girls IE coach/evaluator/scout
Boys OC coach/evaluator/scout
Girls IE coach/evaluator/scout

Goalkeeper coach/State evaluating coach, Scout (1996-2005)

District 4 ODP Goalkeeper coach
District 4 ODP State Evaluation coach B/u15’s
ODP State Goalkeeper coach B/U14’s – B/U15’s

High School:
Assistant coach/GK Coach Claremont H.S. Boys’ Soccer (1999-present)
Head coach Santiago H.S. Boys’ Soccer (1998)
Head coach Chino H.S. Boys’ Soccer (1994-1998)

Director of Coaching/Player Development Empire SC (2019 – Present)
Director of Goalkeeping Various Southern California Clubs (1994-Present)
Director of Coaching / Player Development Corona Eagle FC (2009-2012)
Director of Coaching/Academy Director Corona United SC (2007-2009)

Defend Our Empire

Interested in trying out for Empire Soccer Club? We are always looking to help strengthen our defense. Contact our goalkeeping director today to see how you can join up!

Goalkeeping Report

As stated above, we at Empire believe a great team is built around defense. Goalkeepers are encouraged to submit post game reports to help reflect and grow as a player.

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