Big Cat Goalkeeping News

“Big Cat Goalkeeping is an international family of experienced coaches and highly competitive goalkeepers that, together, focus on creating interactive, game realistic environments.” – Camp React residential campers 2017



Camp React Residential Campers 

Check-In 7/9/17 12.00pm – 2.00pm Wilson Hall

Check-out 7/14/17 5.00pm -6.30pm Wilson Hall

Day Campers and Little Tigers

Check-in 7/10/17 – 7/14/17 9.00am Wilson Hall (We will have a staff member available to meet players from 8.30am – 9.00am)

Check-out 7/10/17 – 7/14/17 5.00pm Main Soccer Field

Brings – 

Training Kit (Shorts, socks, training shirts etc…)



Ball (Pumped up)

Ball Pump

Running Shoes

Shin Guardes

Indoor Shoes

Water Bottle

Sun Screen

Bug Spray


Change for laundry Machine

Money (To purchase spirit wear/kit from camp store)

Snacks (Nut Free)


Drinks (Bottled Water and Gatorade)

Water Bottle

Medical tape (For fingers and wrists)


Note Pad

Bedding (Bed sheets/ Sleeping bag and Pillow)


Proud to announce that Miguel Miranda from Sporting CP (Sporting Lisbon) will be attending this years Camp React.

Miguel and I are good friends and he has worked with the likes of Ederson (Benfica & Brazil) and Jan Oblak (Athletico Madrid & Slovenia)

US U19 Mens National Team Call Up

Founder Neil Thompson was invited to join the US Mens u19 National team for a training camp in Chula Vista. Thompson joined the staff as goalkeeper coach. This was a unique experience for any goalkeeper coach as the Head Mens u19 coach is none other than goalkeeping legend Brad Friedel.

“This was a fantastic opportunity for me and one that I am very grateful for.”- Neil Thompson



Date – December 17 & 18

Time – 9 am-11 am

Age – 2004-1999

Location- Quad Indoor Sports 2454, Oakton Street, Evanston, IL, 60202

PRICE – $160

This will be an intensive camp which is designed to give players the tools they need to be the best they can be! Camp React is geared at future College or Professional Level Goalkeepers. This will be a fast paced camp that should attract college coaches and goalkeeping fanatics from around the area.

Goodbye to a number of goalkeepers going on to College!!

  • Notre dame commit NCAA D1 – Duncan Turnbull
  • UIC commit NCAA D1 – Patrick McGrath
  • SIUE commit NCAA D1 – Nathan Chalus
  • Indiana State commit NCAA D1 – Brianna Riscossa
  • Amherst commit NCAA D3 – Will Dunne
  • Benedictine commit NCAA D3 – Shawn Chervets
  • Illinois Institute of Technology Commit NCAA D3 – Alex Kern
  • Illinois State Commit NCAA D1 – Megan Rickett
  • Illinois Wesleyan Commit NCAA D3 – Alex Ruckstaetter

Rose takes Big Cat Goalkeeping to Colorado

Illinois ODP State Director of Goalkeeping Scott Rose joins Team Big Cat and launches academy in Colorado.

Big Cat Budnik

Alex Budnik plays in USA’s 3-1 Victory over Canada.


Big Cat Gloves worn at Chelsea

Big Cat Goalkeeping gloves were worn when Blackburn Rovers took on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.