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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.

Director of Goalkeeping

Jeff Tackett

Director of Goalkeeping

Jeff Tackett is the current GK Director/Girls Director at Empire SC. He has been involved with youth soccer since 1996 with clubs throughout SoCal and NorCal. He has held the position as Goalkeeper Director, Director of Coaching, and team coach. He is also the Owner/Director of his own Goalkeeper Academy, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SCHOOL of GOALKEEPING (SCSG) that provides weekly training, camps, clinics, workshops, and events for goalkeepers all over California. His Camps and online Tactical workshops are attended by goalkeepers all across the nation and even several that come from other countries.

Jeff has been a GK coach and an Assistant coach/Head coach at several colligate levels (D2, D3, NAIA, & JCs) for over 20 years and has coached at the Professional level in the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) for the Anaheim Bolts (2011-13) & Ontario Fury (2013 -15). He continues to help coach HS at Claremont H.S (1999 – present).

Jeff holds an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, AAF/CIF National Coaching Diploma, Goalkeeper State Diploma, Goalkeeper Regional Diploma, Goalkeeper National Diploma, and Partial completion of UEFA “B” Goalkeeper License. He also holds a California Teaching Credential from Univ of San Diego and graduated from California Baptist University, Majoring in Kinesiology.

Jeff is married to his wife Irene, 3 kids (Kyle, Kambria, & Kaiden), and lives in Upland, Ca.

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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