Find a soccer trainer in San Jose, CA

Find soccer trainers in San Jose, CA

Find soccer trainers in San Jose, CA

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Find soccer trainers in San Jose, CA

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Top 10 soccer trainers in San Jose, CA

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Champion Gym Trainers (serving All Bay Area)

Champion Gym Trainers (serving All Bay Area)

Offers online services
14 hires on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Adan K. says, "I lost 25 pounds in only 3 months! I didn’t expect to get results this fast but I’m so happy I did! The nutritional coaching was very helpful and they do a good job checking up on you to make sure you’re eating and working out right." Read more


19+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Emerson S. says, "He's a really cool guy and knows what he's doing, my daughter loves his classes and she's already showing great improvement in her game." Read more
Soccer Coach

Soccer Coach

4 hires on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Jim N. says, "Exactly what is needed to push my son to the next level. " Read more
Proelite Soccer Training

Proelite Soccer Training

1 hire on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Mahardika A. says, "Sean is absolutely great coach and super fun to work with. My 13 years old son has elevated his game with Sean’s excellent coaching skills. At times Sean’s training can be intense and tiring but the result is amazing. I can confidently recommend coach Sean!" Read more
Get Right Or Get Left

Get Right Or Get Left

New on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Who is Coach AJ? I am a former high-level athlete & continue to live an athletic lifestyle. I am a Coach & a Mentor to my athletes. My goal is to help as many young student athletes improve their athletic abilities while mentoring them on LIFE through Sports Performance Training. As a lifelong athlete with a background in Industrial Organizational & Human Behavior Psychology, I’ve always been interested in how self-confidence can influence performance on the field, in the workplace, in school and life. After earning my B.S. in Psychology, I continued to play football while studying & learning about the human physiology. I also obtained Na...
Soccer Coach

Soccer Coach

1 hire on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Tina M. says, "The patience understanding great hope and encouragement" Read more
Peter Katakalidis

Peter Katakalidis

New on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Private or Group Soccer training any position any age. Skills, Strategy, Positioning. I played highest level youth, University and abroad. California State Champion with High School and San Diego Surf.... The time is for you. I will create session plan custom to your needs. Skills training, strategy and positioning. How to prepare before receiving the ball and how to train on your own. Psychology of winning and besting your opponents. University style preparation for those who wish to play high level college ball.... I Grew up playing in San Diego with top club teams frequently ranked top 3 in Nation. San Diego Surf Club. My High School Tea

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 Jose soccer trainers

Recent success stories from people in the San Jose area.
Todd H.
It was great how passionate and excited the trainers were and their dedication to help you reach your goals. I trained for 3 months and it was totally worth it. I was even able to do some cool outdoor workouts with my trainer just to mix things up and when the weather was nice.
Champion Gym Trainers (serving all Bay Area)
David R.
Sean has helped my daughter elevate her game. I can see the skills they work on during the training play out in her games. His training sessions are very technical, fun, and challenging, and her confidence has grown because of it. I would definitely recommend Sean for anyone looking to elevate their game.
Proelite soccer training
Lily C.
My kid is 6 years old and we begun with soccer class with Roger! We are so lucky and blessed to have such good coach who are skilled, patience and love for all the kids! If you want to choose a good soccer trainer, I strongly recommend Roger! Your kid will grow solid and enjoy this sport!
Soccer coach
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