I have extensive experience as i have played my entire life and made to the professional level! I also have been coaching for 6 years and moving up the ranks. I currently Coach with Juventus Academy NY. Contact me on coach up. The link is right here. coachup.com/me/coachsaad
He engaged my child right away from the first time we met. Right after the session he told me what he thinks needs improvement and then later that night sent me a month program for Nick. After 2 months he was scoring the most goals on his travel team! I would highly recommend!
Usually the first session i have will be an assesment to see what i think the player needs to improve. Along with getting the players input on what they think they need to improve on as well. Then i will explain in detail why it's important to improve in the given part of the game. After that i recommend a training program we can work on together to the player or parent if the player isn't old enough.
I'v worked with students all kinds of ages ranging from 3-25.
I would say ask them precisely what experience they have, a lot of coaches in America only have a basic knowledge of soccer in comparision to Europe and other places where Soccer is the main sport of the land.
What part of your game do you think needs the most work? What is the important skillset to have in soccer?