Adam L., Portland, OR Soccer Coach

Adam L.

Balance Football Development LLC



From PDX->HNL->PDX, I've been coaching for 7 years developing players to love the game. View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
  • Portland State University (OR)

  • 7 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, Goalkeeper, Forward, Defense

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


  • Portland State University (OR)

  • 7 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, Goalkeeper, Forward, Defense

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

More About Coach Adam

Ages coached: 7-23
Levels coached: recreation, select, developmental, high school, college prep, club level private sessions in Portland, OR.
USSF National E License.
Founded BALANCE FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT, LLC's player progression philosophy on promotion system.

- PCU (Club)
- PSU (Club Collegiate)
- Regional Finalists
- Personal Trainer (HAW)

A basic session would encompass a bell-curve workout in terms of intensity. Warmup, high intensity training, high level repetition, maintenance specific repetition, cool down. All session plans are tailored to fit the needs of the individual athlete. Though subject to change based on the player, sessions generally will cover:

Personal (strength training, SAQ, conditioning, etc.)
Positional (spatial awareness, anticipation, functional roles, etc.)
Technical (ball control, distribution, collection, etc.)
Tactical (understanding formations, Total Football fluidity mindset, decision making, etc.)
Defending (marking, tackling, pressuring, etc.)
Finishing (striking, placement, accuracy, set pieces, etc.)

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Client Reviews

Adam is fantastic! My 10 year old son has never been as excited about soccer as he has been since coaching with Adam. He's going out and practicing in the park every day because he's having so much fun with the skills Adam is teaching him. Coach Adam's skills combined with his encouraging manner and enthusiasm make him a perfect fit for my son who was feeling a bit discouraged after moving to a new league. I highly recommend him!

If there are better, more personable, more professional, more encouraging coaches available on CoachUp, I would be shocked. 1 session in and the fire has reignited with my 12 yr. old son. The training was tough, but the variety of the session and the interval approach that Adam used kept my son from burning out during the session. If you have any questions about whether this coach is for you, forget them and book now. This was a purchase I didn't regret. I am happy to say, Adam will be my son's coach for the foreseeable future.

Coach Adam did a great job. He kept my daughter engaged with new footwork techniques while laughing and having a good time. She implemented what she learned the very next weekend in her game after only one session, we look forward to more.

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Coach Adam was ruly responsive and communicated well and asked lots of questions about my daughters goals and what she needs to work on. And he came prepared and connected with her. We will definently be booking more sessions with him.

My 11 year old son has played about 5 years and is still pretty shy, but after the first session there was no issue. Coach Adam is not only skilled in soccer, but he has that extra special skill to bond with a child to bring out the best in them. He really cares and works with my son to positively encourage, build confidence, and nurture the love of soccer. He is very friendly and responsive from the first communication to schedule a session, during COVID, and currently during the ongoing sessions. I highly recommend Coach Adam for parents looking for a 1-on-1 coach for their child!!!

Watching my son's first training session with Coach Adam was impressive. He adapted to my son's abilities and attitude. He knew how hard to push my son and for my own comfort level, I saw a smile on my son's face every so often so I knew he was enjoying himself. Proof in the pudding was the following day when my son asked me "Can I see coach Adam again today?" Coach Adam is excellent in what he does and I'm glad I was able to find him. I have no doubt he will improve my son's skillset on and off the field.

Our son is 12 years old, he has been playing soccer since he was 5. After ~2 years on a competitive club team as goalie he made the decision to go back to playing on the field, which is what he loves to do. He has taken a break from his club team, and Coach Adam is helping our son to transition from the goal back to the field. Our son has had two training sessions with Coach Adam, and the first word that comes to mind to describe the training sessions is "Joy". Coach Adam is a highly skilled player and a patient, kind, intentional coach. Coach Adam is working with our son on mastering his fundamental skills and enhancing his level of play. My son has a great deal of respect for Coach Adam and wants to learn. In just two sessions we have seen a shift in our sons level of play and confidence with the game. We can't thank Coach Adam enough for helping our son to return to the "joy" of the game.

Coach was great. My son, normally very shy, took to him right away.

My 9 year old daughter asked for private lessons to feel comfortable as a striker in terms of positioning and strategy. Coach Adam tailored her training and did just that. He challenged her to get her out of her comfort zone as a defender, and the surprising thing was that she enjoyed it. At a water break she told me, " he taught me how to do fakes...I like the mind stuff." She responded well to his style of coaching, positive, patient, and encouraging. Coach Adam's coaching challenged her through skill and physicality, and also took her to the next level of strategy and the intelligence of the game. It's not often that my daughter outwardly expresses having fun after a challenging soccer training. Thank you Coach Adam!

Adam is terrific. He’s very responsive and engaged with my son. My son really enjoys him and his style. He has tremendous enthusiasm that brings out my son’s willingness to be coachable. We’ve only have had two sessions but already he is improving. We couldn’t be happier.

I would highly recommend Coach Adam!! My son instantly loved him. He’s very great with children !! So looking to seeing my son grow under his instruction!!!!!

Great experience! Very patient with my teenage son.

Coach Adam made the session fun for my son while still teaching. Now my son wants to continue sessions. He learned a lot and is excited to learn more with coach Adam.

Adam was great! He made the training session a fun learning experience. My daughter enjoyed her time and is looking forward to more sessions

Coach Adam was very patient and did a great job helping Riley make some fundamental changes.

He ended a better player than he started. We will definitely be booking more sessions.

After a year of club soccer, my 8 year old son lost confidence and became withdrawn during practice. It was frustrating to see my naturally aggressive child change so quickly. After one session with Coach Adam, he did a complete 180 at his next practice. He was back at the level of play we knew he was capable of. His confidence soared which made all the difference.

Great Coach, Positive and works hard to develop my 8 year old's soccer skills. He is regimented in the areas he targets: body awareness/conditioning, dribbling/passing/shooting. But flexible and keeps it fun with the number of exercises for each area. Glad he is working with my son.

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