Elite Soccer Academy

Elite Soccer Academy

5.0 (15)
1 hire on Lessons.com
3 employees
26 years in business

About this pro

25 years coaching experience certified also Advanced Coach Instructor and Section Coach Trainer and 11 years High School Girls Soccer Coach. NASL USA Pro Soccer League 1976-1980 ended with LA Aztecs.

Passionate Professional and Positive Developmental Style training for all ages. Please check out testamonials on our website.

I strongly believe in being active, healthy and developing the proper techniques. I’m also extremely passionate about the game and ready to help you improve yours. I’ve been told I’m engaging, patient, and understanding.  I give each player the individual guidance they need to exceed their potential. Coaching for 26 Years, Section 10 Coach of the year in an organization with 68,000 kids and over 11,000 Coaches !! 

Reached minimum Semi-Finals of CIF City Championships all 11 years with Cleveland High School !!

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Van Nuys, CA 91436
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15 Reviews


  • Gordon Miller

    What an incredible weekend we had! I just wanted to thank you for all of the time and energy you put into coaching our girls this season. I can tell you that something clicked with Sabrina and Amanda this year that I've not seen in years past. Before, it seemed like soccer was more of a "social" event for them but this year it was definitely about the sport. I believe that much of that is due to you. It was not just soccer skills that you taught them but also the ideals that go along with sportsmanship and competition. The personal attention you gave them during training clearly inspired them and lit the match ! I know I can speak for most of the parents when I say I appreciate all of the hard work you have done not just for our girls, but for the organization.

  • George and Julie Escobar

    David is a wonderful coach who brings passion, leadership and creativity to every team he coaches. He understands how to foster individual talent and grows players to be a part of one, cohesive and successful team. His impact can be felt by not only the players themselves, but also the families of the players. David is an amazing leader and mentor, sharing his expertise and bringing excitement to the game while creating a healthy environment for the players to bond and create long-lasting relationships. Thanks to coach David, soccer has been an important cornerstone for our daughter, and has taught her many life lessons.

  • Jennie Garth

    Coach David was always supportive of my daughter Luca. He pushed her to be not only the best player she could be, but also the best teammate. I’m so grateful for the lessons he taught her, on and off the field

  • Suzy Witenberg

    I just wanted to share some thoughts about Coach Rosenblatt. My daughter, Mikeala, "Miki" Witenberg, has played with David over many seasons and during post-season. He has been an incredible force in her life and has taught her many things with respect to soccer and life experiences outside of the soccer field. She has an enormous amount of respect for David and enjoys playing on his teams. During our ride home this afternoon she reiterated that David and her have a special relationship - one of frankness and appreciation for one another. In fact she considers David as family and responds well to his constructive feedback. As Miki's Mom I am grateful that she has shared many experiences with David and hope he continues coaching because he really is good at coaching girls and needless to say they really love him

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I assess their goals, create common ground and discuss the why as it relates to the how of what our taining sessions are about.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have taken over 200 hours of training/classes, Have been coaching for 36 years, I am also an Advanced Certified Coach Instructor training coaches as well as players, and a Section Coach trainer running classes for those seeking Advanced and Intermediate level Certification.

I am currently Coaching Varsity High School Girls as well as two Club Teams at BOCA Jr.s

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Varies depending on number of participants and number of sessions. I have a simple chart on my website.

How did you get started teaching?

20 Years ago after coaching players I decided to start teaching Coaches the proper way to train in addition to players, and now I have over 24 students training with me !

What types of students have you worked with?

All types, though I prefer Girls and aged from 5 to 14 as they have yet to develop all the skills they need, or too many bad habits that need correcting !

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Dodgers finally winning the World Series !

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Play hard train harder, focus on development over winning, and don't let your biggest obstacle be in between your ears (Thanks to Alex Morgan for that one).

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What area of my game to I want to improve upon, what skills should I acquire to become an elite player, and what is the best position for me based on my skill set.

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