Goalkeeping Director

Martyn Keen is a native of North Wales where he was a schoolteacher, soccer player, and coach in the League of Wales for many seasons.  He was also involved in working with the Welsh U15 schoolboy's team before moving to the United States in 1994.

In the States, Martyn has been heavily involved in coaching and has worked with many age groups and in many roles.  At various times, he has been varsity boys coach at Deering High School, assistant head coach at the University of Southern Maine and Director of Coaching for Southern Maine United, Southern Maine Premier, and Merrymeeting soccer clubs.  He was the founder of Safehands Goalkeeper School, which has run successful goalkeeper programs for more than 12 years, and he was the director of the Competitive Edge soccer camps.

Martyn has seen more than 100 of his players go on to play collegiate soccer at every level.  He has been particularly lucky with goalkeepers and has been the private coach to players who have started at prestigious programs such as Duke University, University of Virginia, Boston College, and Stanford.

Away from soccer, Martyn has a Bachelors Degree in Education and a Masters Degree in Sports Science.  He is also certified by the American College of Sports and Medicine as a Health Fitness Specialist, by the American Council for Exercise as a Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant, and he is a certified Motivational Interviewing Counselor.  He is also certified in CPR and basic life support.

Martyn is a member of several professional organizations in addition to the ACSM and ACE, the AACVPR (American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation), AHPERD (Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance), and the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America).





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