Darrin Macleod - Sporting KC II (USL) Goalkeeper Coach, Head of Academy Goalkeeping & Ex Profesional Goalkeeper!
"I’ve had the opportunity to work and collaborate with Ali as mutual goalkeeper coaches in the Kansas City area. Through the process I have learned his eager commitment to developing youth goalkeepers and providing these players with opportunities to develop their game. Ali’s attention to detail for the goalkeeping position fits the mold of the modern day goalkeeper. He strives, above others, to develop the goalkeeper as a player and a person. I would recommend young goalkeepers looking to gain additional goalkeeper training to work with Ali, as he is very well versed in the game and knows what it takes to develop successful goalkeepers." - January 2021.
Bryce Mcclanahan, Head Coach - MidAmerica Nazarene University
“Ali and I have known each other for about two years. I am very grateful for the man and coach he is. It is clear that Ali is made to coach. At MNU he works closely with our goalkeepers and they have taken tremendous strides in their development technically, tactically, physically, and psychologically since he began working with them. Our goalkeepers know how much he cares for them and they have the trust in him to eagerly get feedback to continually improve. Every day you expect Ali to show up super early, over prepared, ready to teach with a big smile on his face. Our goalkeepers have a blast and absolutely love working with him as he helps them strive to become the best version of themselves!" - January 2021
John Shiels - Manchester United FC & The FA (English Football Association)
"I have known Ali since he started his coaching journey as a young man. In my role over the years, I have worked with literally thousands of coaches. Ali was one of those coaches who was like a sponge, he was always trying to improve, he worked hard, but also worked smart. Independently he would work tirelessly to self-improve in all the technical and tactical aspects of his coaching game. But additional and probably, more importantly, was his humble personality that helped him to connect and engage the players he worked with so that they would try as hard as he has done to reach their optimum level. His Goalkeeper coaching at The Keeper Academy is second to non, and will help develop keepers to reach there optimum levels." - January 2021