Find a soccer trainer in San Diego, CA

Find soccer trainers in San Diego, CA

Find soccer trainers in San Diego, CA

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Top 10 soccer trainers in San Diego, CA

Students agree: these San Diego soccer trainers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
MRE FC

MRE FC

5.0(1)
Top Pro
2 hires on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Ashley J. says, "His patience. My son is 10 and is a goalkeeper, and has always liked to ask questions. Matt has always had a calm and composed response. He never seemed irritated and seems to enjoy what he does!" Read more
Angels 1 On 1 Coaching

Angels 1 On 1 Coaching

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Frederick W. says, "My 7 year old son just completed a lesson with Angel and he was ready for more. Angle was able to tailor a training session to his strengths and weaknesses. I will be scheduling more sessions in the near future." Read more
Dominick’s-soccer  Training-agility, Speed, Dribbling Skills

Dominick’s-soccer Training-agility, Speed, Dribbling Skills

New on Lessons
3 hires on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
I've been playing soccer 25+ years and I love assisting others to perform at their peak. I can train from basics to expert levels. It's amazing to see where someone starts and where they end and have the confidence on the field to perform better than their peers.
Deep Excel Sports Performance Training

Deep Excel Sports Performance Training

4.9Exceptional(15)
Offers online services
34 hires on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Geoff F. says, "Coach Deep did an excellent job teaching my 11 now 12 year son fundamental football skills. He focused on specific football routines - squats, high knees, lunges, etc.. My sons main focus was wide receiver. Coach performed specific hand eye coordination, catching, route running drills. Over a year of training my son went from having a hard time catching a football to catching almost anything thrown his way greatly increasing his confidence. I look forward to using him again in the near future." Read more
Gabarra Soccer

Gabarra Soccer

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
Serves San Diego, CA
I am professional player that comes from a soccer family. Both of my parents played for the US National team. I’ve been working on individual/small group development for 5 years and have trained over 400 kids during this time. When training with me you will be in an environment where you will get feedback from someone who has been in the shoes of the players. These sessions will require you to step out of your comfort zone. The sessions will consist of all aspects of technical ability which starts with proper technique and repetitions. If you are looking for quality training that will maximize you kids potential then you’re in the right place
Anthony Rosales

Anthony Rosales

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Serves San Diego, CA
Motivated personal trainer and coach NASM Certified. Experience playing Football and Soccer competitively. Sport specific technical training as well as speed, agility, quickness, & strength programs available. Everything your athlete needs to perform in games situations!
Soccer Skills 101

Soccer Skills 101

New on Lessons
Serves San Diego, CA
Having played soccer my whole life, growing up in San Diego I’d like take what I’ve learned about developing a soccer player and share with young athletes who are ready to learn. Credentials: I had the honor to represent the United States at u14,u19, and u20s level. I had a short professional career from age 17-22 starting in England. Being on the bench in the famed FA cup. More on my playing career below: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebastien_Des_Pres As far as coaching I’ve worked with young players in a personalized training setting in the past. I’ve been lucky to be coached by some very knowledgeable veterans of the game and I loo
Private Soccer Coach

Private Soccer Coach

New on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
I focus on providing quality individual or group soccer/fitness sessions for children and adults. I have played soccer for 22 years and have been coaching for 3 years. I also played 4 years of Women's DII College Soccer so I know how to work with clients in a variety of ways to accomplish their goals and improve their skills.
Nimbus Brain & Spine

Nimbus Brain & Spine

New on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Hi I’m Dr. V! I am a human performance specialist that helps athletes recover faster, play better, avoid injuries and optimize their game based on their biology and physiology. This is great for beginners wanting to avoid bad habits and unnecessary injuries to the pros I currently work with on how to maximize their potential. I have been in the golf and performance industry for 7 years and have spoke at the PGA Show, KSITKD to name a few. My history with NBA, English Premier League, PGA Tour and MMA fighters has helped me develop an understanding and perspective that all can use and NO LONGER BE GATEKEEPER to what the secrets are of being a
SHAH ACADEMY

SHAH ACADEMY

New on Lessons
32+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Experienced athletic trainer specializing in speed and stamina. Advanced level in soccer and tennis with over 20 years of experience. State ranked cross country runner. Individual or group training that will enable to you perform at a higher level.

Your Soccer Training questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do soccer lessons cost?

Soccer lessons cost $40 to $100 per lesson for private 1-on-1 soccer lessons. Private coaches charge higher rates if they are in-demand with a full client roster. Coaches with college degrees, years of experience, and former college or professional soccer players also charge higher rates for their training services.

A more affordable option for private soccer lessons are small group lessons which offer the same benefits but cost less. A private coach charges $35 to $65 per student, per lesson to work with a group of 2 to 5 students at the same time. The students are grouped by skill level and get the added benefit of practicing together.

Other options for soccer lessons include subscribing to free or low-cost online video soccer lessons, digital soccer training online, or training on your own with an app-enabled smart soccer training ball.

How long are the lessons?

Most private lessons last an hour, but some coaches offer longer lessons for older students wanting to work on more specialized skills. Coaches sometimes offer shorter 30-minute lessons for the youngest students since they don't always have the attention span for a full hour lesson. Individual lessons for goalkeepers can last from 30 minutes to more than an hour for the specialized training.

Are private soccer lessons worth it?

Most people will agree that private soccer lessons are worth the price not only to improve your game, but also to improve your confidence. Soccer lessons help condition your body and teach you the fundamental skills you need to play, while imparting important life skills like teamwork, perseverance, and decision making.

It's important to add that soccer lessons can be costly, and having a good coach makes all the difference. A good coach can teach the right skills and inspire their students to work hard and improve. A bad coach who yells and tears down their players can actually do more to harm your game and even lead you to hate the sport.

What skills are taught in soccer lessons?

There are 5 fundamental skill drills that should be taught in every soccer lesson, regardless of the age or skill level of the player, including:

  • First touch trapping balls on the ground (and in the air for more advanced players)
  • Short passing with both feet (5 to 10 yards)
  • Striking or kicking drills
  • Dribbling drills using different parts of the feet
  • 1 and 2 touch passing drills

For more advanced players, body conditioning, footwork, and specialized training for goalkeepers are added to the lessons.

How old does my child need to be to start soccer lessons?

Most coaches agree that learning the basics of soccer at a young age is better than waiting. Toddlers as young as 3 years old can start taking soccer lessons, as long as they show an interest and can follow directions. It is also important that they have the coordination and gross motor skills to run and kick a ball. Good communication skills, like being able to listen and speak clearly can also make a difference.

First, gauge your child's interest and ability by getting them a ball and taking them outside in the yard or park to play together. If your child shows interest in the sport and wants to learn more, then consider a summer soccer camp, local kids league, or group lessons to get them playing with other kids.

What questions should I ask a soccer instructor?

Before you spend money hiring a soccer instructor, be sure you are selecting one that fits your needs by asking these important questions:

  • What is your soccer background, did you play in college or professionally?
  • How long have you been coaching soccer?
  • What age groups do you teach?
  • How many students are you currently working with?
  • What is your hourly rate and schedule?
  • Do you offer small group lessons? If so, do you group students with the same levels or ages?
  • Do you have a package discount if I purchase multiple lessons in advance?
  • Could you describe your coaching style?
  • Will you customize the training to work on specific skills?

How do I choose a soccer instructor?

Hiring the right coach makes the investment in lessons worthwhile. Here are some suggestions to follow:

  • Choose a trainer with several years of experience and a robust client roster.
  • Select a coach with excellent online reviews.
  • Look for private coaches or training camps that suit your budget and training schedule.
  • Make sure the coach is a good role model, displaying a good attitude on and off the field.
  • Visit a practice to watch the coach in action to see how they train and motivate their students.
  • Request references with contact information for current and past clients.

Reviews for San Diego soccer trainers

Recent success stories from people in the San Diego area.
Regina S.
Angel is motivational, kind, and positive. He connected well with our son. He got to the field before we did and had the training equipment all ready to go. Our son has lots of fun with Angel as he is very interactive and engaged physically and verbally! He gives excellent verbal instructions.
Angels 1 on 1 coaching
Ryan W.
Coach Deep did a great job of working with my 9 year old on QB skills as well as general fitness training and good athlete discipline and habits. His correction to my son’s deep pass throwing mechanics definitely made a noticeable difference this season for our team resulting in more touchdowns and less interceptions. He has and teaches a great work ethic that goes beyond just the sport.
Deep Excel Sports Performance Training
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