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Jen Jaques

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii





Certifications / diplomas / degrees:

- United Soccer Coaches Goalkeeper 1-3

- United States Soccer "D" Licence

- Associates Degree in Liberal Arts

- Working towards Bachelors Degree in Education

Past Coaching Responsibilities:

- Hawaii Olympic Development Program - I was the Hawaii ODP goalkeeper coach for two years. I was responsible for conducting goalkeeper sessions for all Hawaii ODP goalkeepers. In addition, I traveled to Arizona to assist in warming up the goalkeepers on match day and analyzing them. I also was in charge of providing the Hawaii ODP goalkeepers with feedback at the end of the tournament.

- University of Hawaii - Hilo - I was the men's and women's goalkeeper coach for the University of Hawaii - Hilo. I was responsible for conducting goalkeeper sessions 2 times per week with both the men and women goalkeepers.

- Konawaena High School - I was the goalkeeper coach for 2 seasons at Konawaena High School. I was responsible for conducting goalkeeper sessions 3 - 4 times per week as well as analyzing goalkeeper's performance on match day and supporting goalkeepers on match day with a proper warm-up.

- I also run private goalkeeper sessions as well as goalkeeping clinics on the Big Island of Hawaii.

- Playing Career - I played competitive youth soccer in Northern California. After graduating high school, I continued my playing career at Canada College in Redwood City, California. I won back-to-back most valuable players award as well as helped my team win the Coast Conference Championships. After graduating, I decided not to pursue my final two years as I lacked belief that I was good enough. I chose to play in many competitive women leagues within the Bay Area California where I had the privilege to play with many talented division 1 and 2 soccer players from around the Bay Area. I continued my playing career playing in coed leagues, indoor leagues and mens leagues. I still play as of today and I travel to Las Vegas to play in adult soccer tournaments.

Current Coaching Responsibilities:

- I am currently a goalkeeper coach for Kona Crush Soccer Academy on the Big Island of Hawaii. I have been coaching with Kona Crush for over 11 years. I am responsible for conducting goalkeeper sessions for all age groups, analyzing goalkeeper's performance during games, supporting goalkeepers on match day, setting a club-wide warm up for match days and supporting goalkeepers with individual development plans.


Quote / Mission / Vision Statement:

My strongest passion in life is to Develop, Inspire and Educate youth goalkeepers. To make an impact on a young kids life and to know you have helped them accomplish their goals, is the most rewarding thing.

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