The Sharpened Athlete

The Sharpened Athlete

5.0 (40)
5 hires on Lessons.com
3 employees
10 years in business

About this pro

We offer personal soccer training for soccer players of all levels by licensed coaches. Training sessions are individualized and based on the needs of each player. Sessions can focus on ball mastery, technical work, position-specific work, speed, agility, reaction, and decision making. Each session will challenge the player in a fun and engaging atmosphere. 

We love helping our clients and see them overcome hurdles and improve their overall development.

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Credentials

GRND VW HUDSN, NY 10960
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40 Reviews

5.0

  • Scott Searcy

    Coaches are great at identifying strengths and areas for improvement in players. Work with them in a variety of ways that keep training fresh and participants motivated. My child always looks forward to sessions with TSA! Sweats, has fun and improves.

  • David Goldstein

    My keeper daughter started working with TSA to improve her goal kicks, which Patrick was able to do in no time. TSA then started working with her on her foot skills, which have grown considerably since. With the help of TSA, my daughter is more confident in games using her feet and distributing the ball. Thank you TSA!

  • Shannon Cunnane

    The individualized training, that’s specific to watch he’s observed from attending games, as well as using feedback given from coach. He has also been helping my daughter with the mental side of the game, in terms of not getting upset when mistakes are made.

  • Kate Girardi

    Patrick Colgan is a fabulous trainer. He is knowledgeable, patient and incorporates skills that are position specific. He took the time to communicate with my daughter's coach to find ways to help her enhance her performance in games. I highly recommend him.


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Typically we have a phone conversation on what the athlete needs.  We then set up an introductory training session where we can evaluate the athlete.  After the first training session we can collaborate on what package best meets the athlete's needs.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have multiple coaching licenses through USC and USSF.

I hold an MS in Coaching and a MA in Sport-Exercise Psychology.

All of our coaches on staff are licensed by either USC or USSF.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Different coaches have different rates at The Sharpened Athlete.  We do offer packages to bring down prices and if you work with a small group we can bring down the prices even further.


How did you get started teaching?

As a team coach I realized that every player on my team needed individual attention that I was unable to do in a team atmosphere.  Being a private or small group soccer trainer has enabled me to help players focus on what they need to help get to the next level of their development.  Individual attention is key to success in any instructional environment.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have done 3 year old classes all the way through aspiring professional players.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I suggest having multiple conversations with trainers to make sure you enjoy their style.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What are your strengths?

What are your weaknesses?

Where do you lack confidence?


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