BIG CAT GOALKEEPING is a goalkeeper-specific organization designed to benefit players of all ages and levels. Established in Chicago in 2011, Big Cat goalkeeping now runs out of two main regions: Hollywood, California, and Chicago, Illinois.

The main functions of Big Cat Goalkeeping include:

Along with our training opportunities, Big Cat offers a variety of top-notch gloves and other apparel. Our gloves have been worn and touted by professionals and amateurs alike - we highly recommend checking them out!

Our Founder and Director of Coaching, Neil "Big Cat" Thompson, has coached at the U-19 National Team Level, NCAA Division 1 level, and Youth Academy level at MLS franchise Los Angeles Football Club. With his knowledge and experience, Neil takes pride in leading a capable and passionate staff of coaches who share the same level of hunger to refine and adapt youth goalkeepers to the modern game. 


Big Cat Goalkeeping is here to provide great developmental and technical coaching for the goalkeeping position. We provide not only functional education and instructions for the position, but a close-knit, family-like environment.  It is our goal to develop meaningful coach-to-player relationships along your goalkeeping journey. We wish to provide our goalkeepers with all necessary tools to achieve the highest level of playing experience possible. 

So what are you waiting for? Join the Big Cat family today!