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International Goalkeeping developed out of a need for quality goalkeeping coaching in the Columbia, Maryland region. Founder Kristen Sample started her career as a youth player in Maryland representing the state as well as several notable club teams before moving on to college. Prior to joining the Towson Tigers, Sample played for CCBC winning a national championship, and receiving recognition as an All American, All region, All State and All Conference player in one year of competition. During her first year at Towson, Kristen was asked to join the Leadership council, a role intended to develop into a captain's position, and was also awarded the Iron Tiger Award, recognizing a strong commitment to the team on and off the field.
Following her career at Towson University, she traveled overseas to play in Ireland where she joined top rated Dublin side Raheny United (current Women's National League champions and Women's Football Association of Ireland cup champions). In Ireland, Sample trained with the semi-professional men's goalkeepers at Phoenix F.C. and also coached the youth goalkeeper's in the club. The year in Ireland ended with a trip to Belgrade, Serbia where Sample was the goalkeeper coach of the team that represented Ireland in the European Street Football Championship.
After a year in Ireland, Sample moved to Durham, England to represent the Durham Wildcats Football Club as well as the Durham University Women's Athletic Football Club (DUWAFC) for the 2011-2012 season. At the end of 2012, DUWAFC had won the league, futsal cup, and league cup, while the wildcats competed in the league championship as well as the FA Cup. In addition to Durham's training, a great highlight of being at Durham was the access to Hartlepool United FC's (HUFC) training. HUFC's goalkeeper coach was former Manchester United and middlesborough standout Gary Walsh, who allowed Sample to not only watch sessions, but jump in with the senior professional goalkeeper's for training. By t