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The Basics of GK Gloves

Advantage Goalkeeping is your one-stop shop for all things goalkeeping!

Our expert resources provide valuable insight into glove construction and selection, from understanding the types of grip to finding a comfortable fit. 

Get prepped with our helpful advice today.

About Our Glove's Grip (Latex)

At Advantage Goalkeeping we only use the best grip (latex) available because we believe you should have 100% confidence in your gloves. The grip we use is called, Contact Latex. You might also see it called, German Contact Latex. 

Our goal is to produce the best glove possible and it starts with the grip. When other glove companies talk about making their gloves 'affordable', it often means they are selecting a lower quality grip because this is the most expensive part of manufacturing a goalkeeping glove. 

Other companies will divert your attention away from the quality of the grip by creating great designs and talk about features that are actually considered standard in the industry. Again, it's all in an effort to take your attention away from what we consider to be the most important feature, the grip.

About German Contact Latex

Dry Weather: 5/5

Wet Weather: 4/5

Durability: 4/5 

Contact is a latex that delivers pro grade grip in dry conditions while still performing very well in wet conditions, assuming you remove excess water with a towel just as you should with any glove. Contact Latex is the go to match-day latex for many professionals around the world and in top leagues including the English Premier League. 

This top-level latex is often referred to as “Supreme Latex”. 

One way to know you are purchasing a glove with premium latex is it will ALWAYS come with a thin removable plastic film over the grip. If you purchase a glove without this plastic film, regardless of who or where you purchased it, you are not getting top-level latex. Many companies will call their gloves 'pro gloves' but again, if the glove does not arrive to you with the film you are not getting the best grip possible.


  • Superior grip to all other latex types due to its tacky surface.
  • High performance in any conditions — wet, dry, turf or grass.
  • Excellent shot absorption.
  • High durability.​


    • Due to the stickier latex the gloves collect dirt and need more frequent washing.
    • It’s a top-grade latex and is therefore more expensive than other types.​

      The latexes in this category are absolutely the best available, and the category often goes by the name Contact or Supreme. This latex has the best grip in all conditions, which naturally makes it the most expensive, but also the least durable compared to other types of latex. Some latexes in this category can often be recognized by the small granulates or high grip-elements that are added to the surface for enhanced grip. This latex is perfect for pros and ambitious elite players.

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      AGK Academy

      Looking for Goalkeeper Training in Greensboro, North Carolina?

      Look no further as Isaac Lindahl, former assistant and goalkeeper coach at the University of South Carolina Upstate and the University of North Carolina Greensboro, is now offering both private and group goalkeeper sessions in the Triad area. Whether this is your first time putting on goalkeeper gloves or you are a high school senior looking to play in college, Isaac's 20 years of goalkeeping experience and 5 years of collegiate coaching, is just the expertise you need to help elevate your game.  

      You may ask does my son or daughter really need goalkeeper training? The answer is yes, of course! Here's why: goalkeepers are a very unique and integral part of every team, but they are often overlooked when it comes to the training and development they need. Many times they are just thrown in with the rest of the field players or told to just jump in goal while their teammates line up shot after shot. Goalkeeper specific training is just that, training specifically for goalkeepers. Goalkeeper training not only helps in the development of the goalkeeper's shot-stopping ability, reflexes, positioning and awareness, but also their overall confidence on and off the pitch. 

      Goalkeepers need to be brave and confident in order to make big saves when it matters most. The best goalkeepers are able to read the game, anticipate what will happen next, communicate with their defenders, organize their defense, take charge of situations that arise during play, and react quickly when they have to come out for a ball or dive at an opponent’s feet. Goalkeeper coaches know how important it is for goalkeepers to work hard every day if they want to succeed. They understand how difficult it is for young players trying out new skills while under pressure from parents or teammates watching them train – but most of all, they know exactly what it takes because they’ve been there themselves. 

      If you would like to sign up for either an individual goalkeeper session or participate in a group goalkeeper session, please reach out directly to Isaac Lindahl via email: or call/text: 904-506-9877

        Looking for goalkeeper gloves? Check out our line up of gloves here.

        AGK Colleges

        • University of Iowa
        • Texas Tech
        • UNCG
        • USC Upstate
        • Grace College
        • Shaw University
        • North Iowa Area CC
        • Treasure Valley CC
        • Delta College
        • Misericordia University
        • Palomar College
        • Lake Erie College
        • Minot State University
        • Suny Broome CC

        AGK in the Pros

        About Us

        Advantage Goalkeeping 

        Founded in Palm Coast, FL, by father and son duo, Mike and Jimmy Poledna, Advantage Goalkeeping (AGK) began its journey as a family-owned business with a clear vision - to redefine GK glove standards.

        Born out of passion and dedication to the sport, AGK quickly established itself as a trusted name in the goalkeeping community, offering products that were not only professional quality but also reflected the founders’ deep understanding and love for the game.

        In a twist of fate that seems almost scripted, Isaac Lindahl, one of AGK's first ten customers, acquired the company in November 2023. Having been an early believer in the brand's promise and potential, Isaac's transition from customer to owner was driven by a strong conviction in the product and a vision for the company's future. Under his stewardship, AGK is now operated out of Greensboro, North Carolina, where it continues to thrive and evolve.

        To say that Advantage Goalkeeping is passionate about goalkeeping would indeed be an understatement. The company's roots in family values, combined with Isaac's fresh perspective and unwavering belief in the brand, have fueled AGK's mission to innovate and inspire. Whether you're a budding goalkeeper or at the peak of your career, AGK stands as a beacon of excellence and dedication in the world of goalkeeping.

        As AGK moves forward, it carries with it the legacy of its founders and the dreams of its new owner. With a focus on quality, innovation, and the goalkeeping community, Advantage Goalkeeping is more than a brand - it's a testament to what passion, dedication, and a bit of fate can achieve.

        We know goalkeeper gloves

        You've trained hard to get where you are and you deserve to wear the best. After all, the last thing you want is to give up a goal because your goalkeeper gloves failed to perform.

        Problem is, it's hard to find affordable professional quality goalkeeper gloves. This problem is compounded by the fact you burn through multiple pairs of GK gloves each season. ​

        We understand how you feel!! 

        That's why we started Advantage Goalkeeping and created the AGK Pro line of gloves. To provide you with professional quality goalkeeper gloves you can trust, at a fair price.​

        We know goalkeeping

        When we're not on the phones helping coaches and goalkeepers or packing orders to be shipped out, we can be found on the pitch working with top high school, college, and pre-professional (NPSL and USL II) goalkeepers in Palm Coast, FL area.

        We love producing professional goalkeeper gloves

        The bottom line is, we are glove nerds. Over the years we have worn what feels like every major brand spanning their lineup of gloves from mid-range to high-end professional. We have combined our love of the game, passion for goalkeeping, and our knowledge of GK gloves to produce professional quality goalkeeper gloves for you!

        Let's talk

        Questions, comments or concerns? We welcome the opportunity to connect with you and invite you to email, call or text us any time.


        Isaac Lindahl

        904-506-9877 (voice/text)