Coach

Kristen Sample is the founder of International Goalkeeping and has developed a wealth of playing and coaching experience both internationally and domestically, at youth and senior levels. Through every experience, Sample has developed the foundation of her coaching style and continues to learn and invest in coaching philosophies used worldwide.

Current Roles
  • Maryland Olympic Development Program Goalkeeper Coach 
  • Goalkeeper coach for Thunder Soccer Club
  • Goalkeeper coach for Perry Hall/White Marsh
  • Goalkeeper coach for Soccer Association of Columbia
  • Goalkeeper coach for Notre Dame Preparatory Academy
  • Goalkeeper coach for Premier Soccer Club
  • Goalkeeper coach for Goucher College Women's Soccer
  • Individual and team goalkeeper coach
  • Staff goalkeeper coach for Soccer Source 360
Coaching Experience
  • Manly United Football Club (Manly, New South Wales, Australia)
    • Head goalkeeper coach for the senior women semi-professional side
    • Head goalkeeper coach for the youth girls
  • Narrabeen Sports High School (Narrabeen, New South Wales, Australia)
    •  Assistant coach and head goalkeeper coach to the high school program
  • Elite Goalkeepers (Western Suburbs, Sydney Area, New South Wales, Australia)
    • Assistant to John Crawley’s elite academy of goalkeeper’s. Including semi-professional and youth goalkeepers
  • Hartlepool United Football Club (Hartlepool, England)
    • Guest goalkeeper coach for the Under 18 boys Academy
  • Sport Against Racism Ireland- SARI (Dublin, Ireland)
    • Goalkeeper coach for the SARI team that represented Ireland at the European Street Football Festival in Belgrade
  • Dublin District Schoolgirls League- DDSL (Dublin, Ireland)
    • Goalkeeper coach for the DDSL North youth goalkeepers aged 13-16. DDSL comparable to ODP
  • Perry Hall/White Marsh (Baltimore, Maryland)
    • Goalkeeper coach for youth club based north of Baltimore (2012)
    • Goalkeeper coach for U11  girls team (2011-2012)
Playing Experience
  •  Durham University Women’s Athletic Football Club (Durham, England)
    • First team goalkeeper for the 2011-2012 season
    • University League Champions
    • University Cup Champions
    • University Futsal Cup Champions
  • Durham Wildcats (Durham, England)
    • First team goalkeeper for the 2011-2012 team
    • Competed in England’s notorious FA Cup
    • Durham County Cup finalists
  • Raheny United Football Club (Dublin, Ireland)
    • Goalkeeper for the top Dublin women's team
  • Towson University (2008-2009)
    • Iron Tiger Award recipient (2008 season)
  • Community College of Baltimore County- Catonsville (2007)
    • National Champions
    • Most Valuable Goalkeeper in the national championship
    • All-American
    • All-Conference
    • All-Region
    • All-State
Notable Achievements
  • Signed to Sunderland Ladies (England 2012)
  • Offered to sign with Brighton and Hove Albion Ladies (England 2012)
  • Trained under former Manchester United goalkeeper and current Hull City Goalkeeper coach Gary Walsh with the Hartlepool professional Men’s goalkeepers
  • Trained with semi-professional men’s side Bishop Auckland in Durham, England
  • Trained with semi-professional men’s side Phoenix Football Club in Dublin, Ireland
  • Trained with senior women’s national team of Ireland
  • Selected for US National Camp (Super Y- 2005/2006 season)
  • Maryland Olympic Development Program Goalkeeper U13-U18
Additional Information
  • M.A. Marketing Management, Durham University (2012)
  • B.Sc. Sports Management, Towson University (2010)
  • NSCAA State and Regional Goalkeeping diploma
  • NSCAA State and Regional Goalkeeping
  • FAI Strength and Conditioning Certified (2014)
  • FAI Youth Coaching Certificate (2015)