I'm curious about how many clubs lack goalkeepers (and I do recall people talking about the issue here and there in this forum). My son's u14/15 team in a club with roughly 400 players has no real keeper and plays keeper by committee, something I realized today likely will not change until he ages out of the club (none of the 3-4 kids who play the position train as keepers, making it one heck of an adventure at times, and one they've sometimes gotten away with until about now -- they're paying the price for it the past year or so, and I think it'll only get worse). But the situation isn't unique in this club. I doubt there are more than a half-dozen kids in the club, maybe eight, who are true keepers -- play there most if not all the time, train as keepers, ... I don;t want kids locked in as keepers when they're too young, but at this point the team needs one (and really two). How common is this? How do clubs handle it -- coerce kids into playing there full time, just live with it, try to recruit keepers in (not a great option where we are, with a few other clubs close by), ...?