Find a soccer trainer in San Mateo, CA

Find soccer trainers in San Mateo, CA

Find soccer trainers in San Mateo, CA

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Find soccer trainers in San Mateo, CA

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Top 10 soccer trainers in San Mateo, CA

Students agree: these San Mateo soccer trainers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Proper Player Development

Proper Player Development

5.0Exceptional(5)
8+ years in business
Serves San Mateo, CA
Fiona A. says, "Proper Player Development was an intense but super fun camp. The coaches were super attentive and provided lots of individualized attention and tips. I know my playing got better and I can't wait to get back out there to practice some of my new skills!" Read more
Proelite Soccer Training

Proelite Soccer Training

5.0(3)
3 hires on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves San Mateo, CA
Gabby D. says, "Coach Sean is a phenomenal coach! His trainings are very professional, intense, target to help with kid! He is very dedicated and passionate about helping players to improve. We only saw him for few days because we were in vacation in California. Our son plays MLS and was very impressed with the quality of his trainings. It's not easy to find someone like him. We wish we could see him again! Our son was very pleased and excited about his trainings, there is nothing like to train with a professional player! Great experience!!" Read more
Peter Katakalidis

Peter Katakalidis

New on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves San Mateo, 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
Instepper

Instepper

5.0(1)
Serves San Mateo, CA
John M. says, "The instepper program kept my grand daughters fully engaged at their training sessions. Feedback from doing the drills was instantaneous. They trained once a week and always looked forward to getting their soccer homework for the next session." Read more
Goal Oriented

Goal Oriented

New on Lessons
2 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves San Mateo, CA
Player since I was in the womb. I come from a family of soccer players ,soccer is not just a sport its my passion. Played at all levels of compitition. I have been coaching at Mater Dei High School since 2004, Cerritos College from 2005-2014, currently at SLAMMERS FC but have been coaching club soccer since 2005. Have coached 9 to 25 year olds. I have been lucky to train and coach some amazing athletes ending up with several league and tournament championships at the club level, two CIF Championships at the high school ranks and three State Championships with #2 Nationally Ranking twice. Would love to help you get passionate about your game....
SAS

SAS

New on Lessons
Serves San Mateo, CA
Hello, With over a decades of a player experience. As a soccer coach, working with me means a supportive, fun, and enriching experience. With my extensive knowledge, dedication, and love for the game, I am committed to nurturing your kids' skills, confidence, and passion for soccer. My commitment to excellence and passion for empowering young athletes ensures an exceptional coaching job that will unlock their full potential on the field. Expect an excellent coaching job that will elevate their game to new heights!
Max

Max

New on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves San Mateo, CA
Hey everyone and welcome! I've been playing for 10 years at the pro level for pro-high division teams from 3 deferent countries, played for youth national team of Uzbekistan from U17 all the way you U23. Played in World cup U20 in 2013 and few Asian cups in 2012 , 2014 and 2016. Have experience as a coach in Brooke house college England. Currently sharing my experience and skills with players in Bay Area.
Solo Soccer

Solo Soccer

New on Lessons
31+ years in business
Serves San Mateo, CA
REPEPTITION IS THE WAY TO SUCCESS "PRACTICE MAKES TALENT EXCEL"
Marquim

Marquim

New on Lessons
41+ years in business
Serves San Mateo, CA
I'm Brazilian, I was a football player, my sport, looking for young people to pass on my knowledge, from a 20-year career, I'm willing to do a test with teenagers from 11 to 18 years old,
Just Soccer

Just Soccer

New on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves San Mateo, CA
Hey all soccer lovers! My name is Ciprian Vlad and I will be happy to provide one on one soccer training for defenders . Will bring your level to a diferent stage! See you soon!

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 Mateo soccer trainers

Recent success stories from people in the San Mateo area.
Jen
Since starting PPD training my daughter has improved so much in accuracy and game awareness. PPD also helped build her stamina and strength in soccer. Jacob is a great mentor and very relatable to youth players.
Proper Player Development
Mahardika A.
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!
Proelite soccer training
Yana K.
Precision Sport Science is so much more that just training. Coaches are great. My 12 year old daughter enjoys it there and is looking forward to a long term partnership. To those who at some point stopped being satisfied with participation ribbons, I highly, highly recommend Precision Sport Science.
PRECISION
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