Find a soccer trainer in Alexandria, VA

Find soccer trainers in Alexandria, VA

Find soccer trainers in Alexandria, VA

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Find soccer trainers in Alexandria, VA

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Top 10 soccer trainers in Alexandria, VA

Students agree: these Alexandria soccer trainers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Ethos Futbol

Ethos Futbol

New on Lessons
Serves Alexandria, VA
Hi, my name is Franky Martinez. I specialize in helping players of all ages develop their technical, tactical, and athletic skills. Training will be engaging and supportive, focusing on a creative way to develop abilities. Every session is tailored to player's needs, always maintaining a positive environment where players can be motivated and excited about their progress. I have been involved in the game for 20+ years. I was selected in the 2019 MLS draft and went on to play pro at various different levels for about 5 years. I have experience internationally as well, having spent time in South America and Europe. All the different perspecti
Elite Skills

Elite Skills

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Alexandria, VA
Isaac W. says, "Coach Yami was fantastic! His attention to detail and personalized drills significantly improved my skills. Always punctual, motivating, and passionate. Highly recommend!" Read more
Field Lab Athletics

Field Lab Athletics

New on Lessons
2 hires on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
CREATING SMART AND CONFIDENT PLAYERS OF THE FUTURE.
John Hollinger Goalkeeping

John Hollinger Goalkeeping

New on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Current professional goalkeeper with pro experience in the US and Europe. Former D1 college goalkeeper. It is my passion and joy to help you become a better overall player!
Woody

Woody

New on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Hello, my name is Mark Peckham, I've been involved with soccer all my life. I played professionally, as well as for my province at all levels and The Canadian National Youth Team- U19's. I've coached at the youth travel level, possess many USSF and United Soccer Coaching Licenses and Certifications. I'm also a licensed scout with the League Managers Association. Learning and skill acquisition should be fun and inspiring, otherwise, why are we doing it?
NVT Academy

NVT Academy

New on Lessons
Serves Alexandria, VA
Hi, I’m Nick and I specialize in elementary through intermediate soccer skills training. My goal is to help players maximize their potential by perfecting fundamental technique and skills. All players are also introduced to the mentalities and styles of play used by the top soccer clubs in Europe.
Private Soccer Training

Private Soccer Training

New on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
HI there, Soccer or Football has always been a passion of mine, I started playing it since I was 6 years old, went on to Play collegiate soccer and in Competitive adult Leagues. I became a Coach since 2015 and I hope I would be able to help you in growing your confidence and skills.
Marley Soccer Academy

Marley Soccer Academy

New on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Educated soccer to the yough starting from gound 0 and up Physically mentally and stay sharp
Coach Michael A. Elfman

Coach Michael A. Elfman

New on Lessons
29+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
25-plus years of training and developing footballers from youth club to professional. Am a demanding Trainer/Coach and positive, too. Every session will have training objectives which the client informs me of in advance.
Rafa’s Last Set Fitness

Rafa’s Last Set Fitness

5.0(1)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
James P. says, "Rafa has been strength and skills training my sister for the past few weeks. She plays for a travel team and we have seen in a short time a great improvement in kicking power, speed and stamina. Rafa's explanation of what he's trying to do through his training was very clear and easy to get on board with. The other big thing for me is the boost in confidence that my sister has gained from his workout sessions. We will recommend Rafa to anyone who wants to become a more complete athlete." Read more

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 Alexandria soccer trainers

Recent success stories from people in the Alexandria area.
Mariama B.
Very professional , patience with the kids always on time and very active he is good in what is doing 🤗♥️
Kanu Soccer Training Camp
Erica
Everyone is respectful and understanding and treat the kids like their own!
Coach Al's Youth Sports & Fitness
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