History of JET
History of JET
U19G JET Flames retired in 2019 U18G JET Jaguars U18G that retired in 2014 U16G JET Cobras retired in 2014 at the time they were ranked #4 in NJ
Coach Jen has 24 years of coaching experience.
Coach Jen worked for Julie Shackford at Princeton University summer camp. Also worked for Dr. Robert Horn from Adeptico
Coach Jen worked at Princeton Day School (PDS) in Princeton, NJ from 2009-2010 as the Middle School Soccer Coach, JV Basketball Coach, Middle School Softball Coach and JV Soccer Coach. Ran the PDS Soccer Summer Programs in 2008 and 2009.
Coach Jen was the JV Girls Soccer Coach at the Peddie School in Hightstown from 2002-2005 and worked at the Peddie Soccer Academy Camp from 2002-2006. Other coaching positions she held at Peddie were Varsity Softball Coach and JV Basketball Coach.
Coach Jen started the Varsity Girls Soccer Program at Ridgefield Park Jr./Sr. H.S. in Ridgefield Park, NJ in 2001.
Licenses and Certifications:National “D” License National Youth LicenseNSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1 DiplomaNFHS/NSCAA Professional Development Certificate for High School Coaches Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) thru the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) CPR certifiedFirst Aid certifiedPlaying Experience: Goalkeeper at the University of Richmond (D1), VA for 2 years. Starting goalkeeper for the Inaugural Season at Richmond in 1996. Transferred to Cornell University (NY) and was an Assistant Coach/GK Coach for the Varsity Girls Soccer Team at Ithaca H.S. West Windsor Plainsboro H.S. Goalkeeper. Wycoff Torpedos and UNSA club teams.
Honors Received As A Player: All State (NJ), All Conference (CVC), All County (Mercer), Player of the Year (Trentonian), ODP Regional Pool Player (Region 1), a 4 Year Varsity Starter and a 2 Year Varsity Captain while attending West Windsor Plainsboro H.S. Coach Jen was a Captain of all 3 sports her senior year: Soccer, Basketball and Softball. Read resume Education: B.S. Biology, Cornell University, 2000
Meet our Staff
Coach Leah is the head coach of the 3/4 year old group for Kai's Kickers.Teams Trained Thru JET:• Hamilton Falcons U10B 2019• EWPAL U11G 2017-2018• EWPAL Arsenal U9G 2015-2016• EWPAL U12G Team Camp 2015Her coaching philosophy is to emphasize teamwork, and curiosity and passion for the game. She encourages confidence on and off the field. She emphasizes technical skills, while also ensuring that players have the ability to read the game.
Coach Andrea holds a National "E" License. Coach Andrea is in her third year as the Head Coach for the U16G Summer Select JET Vipers team. Coach Andrea was previously the Assistant Coach for the JET Cobras U15G from 2012-2014. She currently trains the EW Evolution U12G. She has trained the Bordentown Cosmos U11B, the BOM Heartbreakers U14G, and the West Windsor Pride U16G. She also does one on one training sessions within the club and takes on team training opportunities as they arise. Coach Andrea specializes in defense but can teach any position on the field. She believes that an important key to success in soccer is fitness. She tries to incorporate fitness and fun into each drill when training.
If not for her ACL injury, Coach Liz was recruited to play goalie for Division 1. Despite the injury setback, Coach Liz healed and went on to play starting keeper at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in the Skyline Conference for all 4 seasons (2014-2017). She was known as a tenacious, assertive sweeper-keeper, maintaining a high line and pushing her team forward, facing opponents head-on. As a senior, Coach Liz served as Captain and received MVP for the 2017 season, and led the team to wins and shutouts throughout her Dolphin career.
Coach Liz became a member of the athletic honor society and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology and a Minor in Biology. Later, she attended Holy Family University's 14-month accelerated nursing program to graduate with her BSN. Currently, Coach Liz is BLS and ACLS certified and working as a nurse.
Coach Liz's goal as a coach is to help players achieve their potential by putting them through a competitive and challenging routine. She aims to help all players perfect and advance their skills, especially goalkeepers, with her years of experience to aid developing players. Currently Liz is doing one on one training for goalkeepers and is a Coach for Kai's Kickers.