Double Scissors Soccer Academy
High level soccer training to girls and boys of all ages. Players learn the proper technique to dribble, pass, receive, cross, and shoot. Education about the game of soccer is an ongoing process as each player should learn what to do in certain situations and in specific places on the field.
Each training is offered with careful instruction with close attention to detail. The coaching style is one that is patient and affectionate so each player feels comfortable learning but is also challenged to get the most out of their experience.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Meeting for an hour soccer training session to access the players ability. Then move forward with a weekly or bi-weekly training session with excercises and activities that will improve the players touch on the ball and knowledge of the game.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
2004-2008 Univeristy of California, Santa Cruz collegiate mens soccer player
2008-2009 Tennis Borussia Berlin, professional mens soccer player
2009-2010 Navua, Fiji, professional mens soccer player
2010-2016 Lamorinda United Soccer Club (Lafayette, CA), youth head coach
2016-2017 Ballistic United Soccer Club (Pleasanton, CA), youth head coach
2015-2016 Cal State East Bay, mens soccer assistant coach
2016-2017 Las Positas Junior College, mens soccer assistant coach
2017-present Cal Berkeley, mens soccer assistant coach
2009-present Double Scissors Soccer Academy, youth player trainings, camps, clinics, tournaments
Coaching Tours (studying youth development academies, professional second team, and professional first team):
2010 - Euro Tour to Barcelona, Spain and Valencia, Sprain
2014 - Euro Tour to English Premier League clubs including Manchester United, Southampton, and Everton
2017 - Euro Tour to Dutch and German youth academies and professional teams including Ajax Amsterdam and Borussia Dortmund
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
$100/hour for an individual session
$120/hour for 2 players ($60 per player per hour)
$150/hour for 3 players ($50 per player per hour)
How did you get started teaching?
I've played, watched, and learned the game of soccer since I was 4 years old. I love the teamwork, competitiveness, skill, and workout the beautiful game of soccer offers to all players. I enjoy connecting with players on the field and helping them learn about the game and become better players.
What types of students have you worked with?
Girls and boys of all ages. I also work with adults that want to learn about the game, refine their skills, take their game to the next level, or get a solid work out.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Look for a teacher that has good experience in the field, is passionate about their work, makes you feel comfortable but also challenges you, and one that shows compassion for your learning style.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What are my weaknesses? Where do I feel comfortable and where do I feel uncomfortable?