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Aaron J., Los Angeles, CA Soccer Coach

Aaron J.

Soccer

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I am a former professional with playing experience Europe and California and I know what it takes to succeed in soccer at the highest level. View all coaching experience

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Aaron. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$85 1 session + applicable fees

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Standard Package
Recommended
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Aaron. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$225 3 sessions ($75/ea) + applicable fees

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Pro Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Aaron. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$375 5 sessions ($75/ea) + applicable fees

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Aaron. 60 minute session length.

Session Length: 1 hour

$700 10 sessions ($70/ea) + applicable fees

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2 Players
In-Person Training for up to 2 athletes

1 session package with Coach Aaron. 60 minute session length.

Session Length: 1 minute

$125 1 session + applicable fees

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Small Group
In-Person Training for up to 4 athletes

1 session package with Coach Aaron. 60 minute session length. For 2-4 players.

Session Length: 1 minute

$175 1 session + applicable fees

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  • University of California--Santa Cruz (CA)

  • 15 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, Forward, Defense

  • Goal Kicks, Throw-Ins, Shooting, Penalty Kicks, Passing, One-on-Ones, One-Touch, Heading, Free Kicks, First Touch, Dribbling, Crossing, Corner Kicks, Agility

Credentials

  • University of California--Santa Cruz (CA)

  • 15 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, Forward, Defense

  • Goal Kicks, Throw-Ins, Shooting, Penalty Kicks, Passing, One-on-Ones, One-Touch, Heading, Free Kicks, First Touch, Dribbling, Crossing, Corner Kicks, Agility

More About Coach Aaron

I have trained players of all ages and coached club soccer, high school teams, and individuals for the past 15 years in California, Finland, and Sweden.

My greatest passion in coaching is working with individuals. I specialize in technical development, basing my methods on the teachings of Bruno Redolfi of Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio, and athletic development, drawing inspiration from the movement philosophies of Ido Portal and Rodolf Laban, among others.

I have extensive personal training experience. I worked as a coach and trained at the Sports Athletic Advancement Gym for 4 years in Santa Cruz and I have a certification for physical training from Solvalla Idrottsinstitut in Helsinki, Finland.

I worked with a sports psychology coach during my own career and it helped me immensely. I have developed my own philosophies and strategies as a result and seek to instill a growth mindset in the players I work with.

I played soccer professionally in Finland for Grankulla IFK, at a professional academy in Stockholm, Sweden, at a professional academy in Perugia, Italy, and in college at UC Santa Cruz, CCSF, and Sonoma State. I played on the Regional ODP team as a youth player and for Bay Oaks Soccer club in Oakland and won NCSC at Berkeley High School in 2004.

I play out wide both on the left and the right, either from the fullback position, midfield, or as a winger. Because of my versatility and the cultivation of my left foot, I have often played out of position at left back, center mid, center back, and as a striker. With this wide range of experience I have gained a deep understanding of the game and have developed a holistic vision of what is required of a soccer player physically, technically, and mentally to make it at the highest level.

I begin each session with a dynamic warm-up, adding coordination elements to prime the athlete's brain for motor control. We'll finish the warm-up with a few sets of activation/injury prevention exercises and some quick footwork and/or sprint work. A soccer player's technique is fundamental to his or her success so I like to include the ball with all the elements of training. We’ll move from the warm-up into technical exercises, focusing on the player's first touch using different surfaces to control the ball, dribbling at speed, and building coordination with the weaker foot. After that, we’ll transition to passing and/or shooting, building on the technical elements introduced before. The difficulty level of the exercises will be determined by the athlete's ability — I’ll adjust training as the athlete progresses. We will conclude training with an active cool-down, juggling for example, and finish the session with feedback and take-home training assignments for the week.

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Client Reviews

Great energy, good knowledge, easy to work with while as demanding as you’d like him to be.

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Coach Aaron is great, super knowledgeable and makes the practice fun. My son loved his session!

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Coach Aaron is great. My 12-year-old son learned a lot during their session and had a great workout. Thank so much, Coach Aaron! Highly recommend.

Aaron was great. He we flexible, listened to our ideas for where my daughter needed help, and provided a helpful session.

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He's a great coach. Aaron is extremely knowledgable. My son had fun training with him and looked forward to each session. I strongly recommend Aaron if you want to further your skills in soccer for yourself or your child.

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Aaron was great with my boys! Hey was able to keep them focused and teach them fundamentals while keeping it fun!

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My granddaughter is really enjoying her training sessions with Coach Aaron. She says that he is a very positive person, and is learning technical moves while having fun. She is looking forward to her next training session.

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Great coach. Good drills and techniques.

Coach Aaron was able to engage my 12 and 13 year old girls in a variety of exercises and drills that challenged them physically and mentally. They had fun, got a good workout, and learned new skills. I am excited to see them develop as soccer players as we continue to work with Coach Aaron.

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Aaron is great especially with kids . Our kid is a rookie in soccer at the age of 8. We took him to Aaron to learn the fundamentals. We were quite apprehensive during the first session that our kid might not enjoy it . By the second session, our kid is more motivated and gained the confidence to continue on. We will sign up for more lessons and definitely recommend Aaron to whoever aspires more from this sport . Teresa and Carlos .

Terrific coach! Great with my 8 year old. Engaging, focused, thoughtful, and fun. Highly recommend.

Coach Aaron was great with our son! In one session, my son showed improvement and really took in what Aaron was showing him.

Absolutely amazing coach. He knows exactly what a player needs and is very patient with them

My daughter is really enjoying her training sessions with Coach Aaron. She says that he is a very positive person, and feels he is training and challenging her both physically and mentally. He is teaching her new techniques and giving her very good tips and suggestions to improve upon her skills. She is looking forward to continuing to train with him.

Coach Aaron is amazing and he works great with my 9 yr old daughter. He is extremely knowledgeable and was able to quickly pin point her skill level and customized a plan. Coach Aaron mentally and physically challenges her while having fun. She definitely improved and has more love for the game.
Thanks Coach Aaron !

Aaron is a great coach and my 10 year old son likes his teaching style. After just the first session, my son improved a lot at his game. Aaron teaches techniques and is very engaging. I highly recommend him.
Thank you Aaron.

Coach Aaron was a great coach. He was really receptive as to what my son needed to focus on.

Coach Aaron is fabulous. He has great technique and is great with my 9-year old son!

I’ve had the pleasure of coaching and playing with Aaron for 10 years. As an athlete he is detail oriented, focused on both movement/physical science and soccer technique. I witnessed him bring that same mentality to his coaching. As a coach Aaron has the rare ability to work with boat recreational players and competitive players of all ages and genders. Aaron is someone who teaches, inspires, and connects with those he coaches. He combines the insight of a player with high-level experience and the understanding that soccer is more than just a game, it is a method to teach life skills like discipline, resilience, self-confidence, and teamwork.
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