Find a soccer trainer in Chicago, IL

Find soccer trainers in Chicago, IL

Find soccer trainers in Chicago, IL

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Top 10 soccer trainers in Chicago, IL

Students agree: these Chicago soccer trainers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Muhammad Abusbaiha

Muhammad Abusbaiha

5.0(2)
3 hires on Lessons
Serves Chicago, IL
Martin A. says, "Muhammad is a very knowledgeable and good teacher of the game of soccer. He was extremely patient with my daughter, and made sure that she was using the proper techniques. I highly recommend him, and you can tell he enjoys helping others improve on their soccer skills. You get more than your money's worth with him." Read more
Soccer By Dae

Soccer By Dae

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Alyssa B. says, "Coach Dasan is beyond fantastic. We have never had such personalized training for our son. Coach Dasan is continuously evaluating him to determine the best training plan possible. But he is also asking our son what he wants to work on and adapts that into each training session. We had different situations where our son just wasn’t grasping what coach was teaching him. Coach Dasan went back and took the time to research other ways to teach the concept to our son vs repeating the same thing over. Coach Dasan truly takes ownership of meeting each child where they’re at and growing each child individually at an appropriate pace for them. Coach Dasan ‘s soccer skills are fantastic but what is extraordinary about him is his ability to teach it to children. As a former school teacher he is really able to connect with his students. He not only cares about them from a Soccer perspective but also as a whole person – physically and mentally. Our son has had some mentally challenging times with the game, and Coach Dasan took the time to truly listen to him and offer guidance. He is also attending our sons team soccer games. Coach goes above and beyond and we could be more thankful. Coach Dasan has truly become extended family. We are so grateful to him and all the time, energy and effort he has put into our son. We’ve seen take big strides in his soccer skills. Thanks Coach!" Read more
Tigo Next-Level Training (TNT)

Tigo Next-Level Training (TNT)

5.0(3)
1 hire on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Abhi S. says, "It’s always great working with Tigo. He is a self motivated person and looking at him drives me too " Read more
Rodrigues Academy

Rodrigues Academy

5.0(2)
2 hires on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Leninkert G. says, "Excelente Muy profesional. Se enfoca bastante en que aprendas una buena técnica e identificar tu errores para corregirlos por ti mismo. Muy profesional." Read more
Oscar Perez

Oscar Perez

New on Lessons
Serves Chicago, IL
I am Oscar, a soccer coach that came from Barcelona, Spain to be head coach at Barça Academy Chicago. As a player, I have played for FC Barcelona at La Masia and played in Division 1 teams in Spain.
Premier Traning

Premier Traning

New on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Soccer training I played for QPR academy in London I played in college in the US Also I played semi pro for Buxmont torch.
The Beautiful Game

The Beautiful Game

New on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
I am comittted to provide the players with the best soccer experience possible.
Abstract Ballers

Abstract Ballers

New on Lessons
Serves Chicago, IL
I've worked with kids for quite some time. Showing kids how to ride bikes at a summer camp was my first form of professional employment. I'm currently employed supervising soccer and basketball facilities located in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago. I've played at the MLS Next and Academy levels growing up. As well as the varsity level for Lincoln Park Highschool. All while maintaining a 4.1 GPA and getting recruited to play at the Division 1 level at Bradley University. The sport has been a prominent source of excitement and purpose since I was young and I want to encourage the next generation of athletes to be the best they can be on an
Marques Soccer Coaching

Marques Soccer Coaching

New on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Professional Brazilian soccer coach with more than 15 years of experience coaching the age of 3-19 and worked with high-level soccer players in Brazil, (they are playing the main league there). I have coached from U10 till U19 in the USA since 2016 working for Challenger Sports/TetraBrazil, Cadence Futsal and Soccer. The experience of coaching high school here was great. Former Semi-Pro soccer player in Brazil which gave me a lot of skills. I've been around the USA coaching hundreds of players, and I'm sure, you will have an incredible experience and development.
Lisa

Lisa

New on Lessons
Serves Chicago, IL
Hello! I have over 15 years of soccer knowledge. I played college soccer at Carroll University, a Division III school in the highly competitive CCIW conference. In addition to a successful playing career, I have also coached soccer for ages 3 through high school over the past 5 years. I know how to tailor curriculum to the skill-level of the athlete to maximize the training session.

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 Chicago soccer trainers

Recent success stories from people in the Chicago area.
Natalie S.
Muhammad was an excellent soccer coach. He made sure to cover all aspects of the game during the lesson and explained drills and directions very well. His training exercises were helpful and he gave good suggestions for improvement. He has great prices & sessions as well. A very motivating coach & has me looking forward to my next soccer lesson!
Muhammad Abusbaiha
Xavi
He is an excellent rugby and career coach. He really knows how to get down on your level and communicate in an manner that anyone can relate to.
Tigo Next-Level Training (TNT)
Oscar H.
I like the dynamic approach Ivan and Gabriel have in every session. It is always different and entertaining focusing on improving my weaknesses on the court. I’ve been leveling up my Tennis game since I started. Grateful for it. Fully recommended. Besides, these guys are very flexible with the schedule and responsible.
Rodrigues Academy
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