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A’Team Spotlight - Laurie George USWYNT GK Coach and Founder of Pells GK School

A’Team Spotlight - Laurie George USWYNT GK Coach and Founder of Pells GK School

Pells Keeper School, founded in 2007 by Laurie Pells George, is a complete goalkeeping resource designed for goalkeepers. Laurie has 15 years of collegiate coaching experience at the Division I level and three years at the Division III. She worked for three years at The College of New Jersey where she won a National Championship in early in her career. Additional coaching experience includes working six years at Clemson University from 2001-2007 and nine years at the University of Maryland from 2007- 2016.

Laurie works with many goalkeepers from all different clubs around the state. She is a member of MSYSA coaching staff, US Youth National Team GK Coach, coached in the summer of 2017 with the Jordan Women’s National Team as their goalkeeper coach.

Laurie was a former professional goalkeeper with the Philadelphia Charge in the WUSA. Laurie currently holds the NSCAA National shutout record with 57 career shutouts. She is a 3 time All-American from Georgian Court College. Laurie has been inducted into the Hall of Fame 4 times. Laurie has her USSF A License and her NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeper License.

Laurie has worked at all levels of the game from youth soccer to national team level. Along with Laurie, PKS hires current and former collegiate goalkeepers who have all had years of experience coaching with Pells Keeper School’s camps and clinics. “Only the best coaches I know work for me and understand the methods I use that are correct and will continue to teach that to any goalkeeper that we work with.” They have a wealth of experience between them to share with the PKS goalkeepers. The former Laurie Pells married her husband Ryan on May 23, 2009. The couple has two young daughters, Ashley and Katelyn, and currently live in Ellicott City, Md.

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