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Afom S., Columbia, MD Soccer Coach

Afom S.

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I am an extremely driven and detail-oriented coach with 7+ years of experience. Ranked #6 in MD on the CoachUp platform. View all coaching experience

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Afom. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$70 1 session + applicable fees

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Standard Package
Recommended
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Afom. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$195 3 sessions ($65/ea) + applicable fees

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Pro Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Afom. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$300 5 sessions ($60/ea) + applicable fees

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Afom. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$575 10 sessions ($58/ea) + applicable fees

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  • University of New Haven (CT)

  • 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

Credentials

  • University of New Haven (CT)

  • 7 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • 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 Afom

I started my coaching journey as a summer camp counselor/coach at Sidwell Friends School and later transitioned to travel soccer at Premier Athletic Club and Alexandria Soccer Association. As a Summer Camp Coach and Travel Soccer Coach, I was tasked with overseeing the technical and tactical development of players of all ages. In addition to my stints as Summer Camp Coach and Travel Soccer Coach, I have guided several players in their development through an individual-training regimen that aims to help players improve technically, tactically, psychologically, and physically.

I grew up playing travel soccer for Alexandria Soccer Association and Team America in the Northern Virginia area. I played a year of collegiate soccer at Louisburg College (NJCAA D1) and later at the University of New Haven (NCAA D2).

My clients can expect some of the best training in the area. A lot of my sessions mimic in-game scenarios with a focus on technique and decision-making. Typically, a session plan would start with a dynamic warm-up (with the ball), followed by a few technical drills and some pattern-play to finish the session (the pattern-plays I've designed aim to re-create position-specific game scenarios). I understand every player develops at a different pace and my ultimate goal is to harness the ideal environment for the athlete to fulfill his/her potential.

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Client Reviews

Love the coach. It’s going well with the fundamentals. We look forward to more sessions.

Coach Afom has structured one-on-one training to improve my son's performance as a left forward. I am pleased with progress so far. Moreover, Coach Afom is responsive to scheduling requests and makes it easy to book sessions. I highly recommend him.

Isaiah had a wonderful first session with coach Afom! He was very encouraging while also
making sure to push him to do challenging new skills. Isaiah came back really excited about what he learned and is excited for his next session! (Isaiah is 7yrs old and plays for a local club team)

Our 7yo son has loved working with the Coach Bihil under Coach Afom. Their training plan has really focused on footwork and getting more comfortable with moving the ball in different directions. Our son has been eager to practice in between sessions and is eager to make his coach proud. We think this is great evidence of the way private coaching and the style used builds connection with the player and helps foster athletic growth.

Very happy with first session and it made me confident to book more.

I just signed my son up for soccer lessons with a Afom who focuses on teaching the basics of the game, especially how to control the ball and dribble. My son has only had one lesson so far, but I'm happy to share my first thoughts about the coach and the good time we had.

Right away, it was clear that Afom knew a lot about soccer and really loved teaching. He was happy to see my son and made the room feel friendly and safe, which put my son at ease right away. This approach helped both the coach and the student get to know each other and connect with each other.

Throughout the lesson, it was clear how much Afom wanted to work on ball control and dribbling. He taught my son some basic techniques, patiently explaining and showing each one to him. What impressed me the most was how well the coach was able to break these skills down into steps that my son could understand and practice.

During the whole session, Afom found the perfect balance between helping my son and letting him figure things out on his own. He gave clear instructions and showed how to do the techniques, and then he encouraged my son to do them on his own. This approach gave my son a sense of ownership over his progress and helped him feel more confident in himself.

Also, Afom used fun, interactive drills to help the players remember what they were learning. The exercises were well thought out so that they would stretch my son's skills while still being easy enough for a beginner to do. It was clear that the coach had planned the lesson carefully, taking into account my son's skill level and giving him chances to get better and grow.

In addition to teaching the technical parts of soccer, Afom also stressed the importance of having the right mind and attitude. He told my son to stay focused, stay positive, and enjoy the process of learning. This whole-person approach was refreshing because it taught soccer skills and important life lessons at the same time.

Even though we haven't been working with Afom for very long, I'm hopeful that we can grow and improve with his help. The first lesson showed that he was knowledgeable, patient, and able to make a good learning environment. I think that if my son keeps taking lessons, he will get better at controlling the ball and dribbling, which will give him a good start on his soccer journey.

Based on what I've seen so far, I would recommend Afom to anyone looking for a pro who focuses on the basics of soccer, especially how to control the ball and dribble. His commitment, way of teaching, and ability to connect with young players make him a good choice for anyone who wants to get better at soccer. We're looking forward to going on with our lessons and seeing how far we've come.

We have booked more than 1 lesson and my son is enjoying the one on one coaching to further his soccer development.

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My 13 years son really enjoys training with coach Afom he has learned a lot with just a few session. Coach Afom is great with him and great at communicating and planning with parents. Thankful we found him .

Coach Afom's first lesson with our 11-year-old son could not have gone better! Afom was patient, friendly, energetic, and passionate about the sport. Our son genuinely enjoyed his time on the field and is excited about his next session!

Afom is a SUPER coach! He uses age appropriate and fun techniques to teach young kids. He is professional but also relaxed in his approach, making it an easy-going environment for a child who is starting to learn the sport. He is responsive and reliable. I would highly recommend Afom.

My son really had a great first practice with Coach Afom! He talked about how he enjoyed the activities of the practice, how they worked on things he hadnt thought of needing to work on before. I watched and noticed there was structure in each activity and really good (genuine) positive feedback from the Coach, and my son really needs that, because he doesnt get that from his team or current coach. We will definitely be booking more sessions with this coach!

My daughter enjoyed training with coach Afom. I highly recommend him. His drills and coaching skills were great.

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Our first session with Coach Afom was great. High energy, engaging with my 11 year old son, and a good set of drills that will definatley improve skills. It was a very hot day and he took drinks breaks and welfare seriously.

Our first session with Coach Afom was awesome. Most importantly my son learned a lot and wants to keep training with Coach Afom. Highly recommend.

Coach Afeworki was fabulous! My son enjoyed the training with him very much, and he was very happy during and after the session. He liked the new practice skills that he learned during this session. We will definitively sign up for more sessions. Thank you!

My two girls had their first session today and they were so happy. They couldn't stop talking about how fun the session was and how much they had learn. Coach Afom really takes his time to ensure his students are learning techniques, attitudes and skills needed in the game. He was very engaging and didn't waste any time; he started right away with different drills and started giving confidence to my kids. We are very lucky to have found this Coach, my kids are excited for the next classes.

Coach Afom is a professional in every aspect. He is extremely responsive and accommodating with scheduling/location. His coaching sessions are well thought-out and tailored to my boys' specific soccer needs. My boys enjoy their sessions with Coach Afom and we can already see improvement. We were so pleased to have found Coach Afom.

My son has only had 2 sessions so far but he has improved A LOT!!! This trainer is the real deal he works on things that are specific to my son's position on the field (striker) and quickly identifies areas that need improvement so that he can focus on them. He does not waste time, every minute is productive. My son is shy and a bit timid but he has a way of talking to and correcting him that makes my son really take to him. We are so fortunate to have found this trainer!!

My daughter had her first lesson with Coach Afom today. He was prepared before we got there and he was professional. My daughter enjoyed and learned from her lesson. We are scheduling additional lessons. Highly recommended.

Coach Afom was patient and engaging with our boys. They can't stop talking about their first private soccer lesson and can't wait for next time!

My 10 yr boy has just started and his confidence in three sessions has grown. The coach is encouraging and well organized. We really do appreciate the work you do. I would definitely recommend it.

My son enjoyed himself. He's looking forward to his next class.

Coach Afom is currently working with my 9 year old daughter, and he is a FANTASTIC coach! He challenges her, but does it in a way that really encourages her to get better. He works really well with children, and I’d definitely recommend him!

"I loved it" were the words uttered by my son when I asked him how was his first session with Coach Afom. Coach Afom was prompt and already had different stations set up for his training when we arrived. They immediately went to work. As mentioned before my son loved every minute of it. We look forward to working with Coach Afom in the future.

Coach Afom is a very friendly person. He is passionate about what he is doing and knowledgeable in soccer training. He has a lot of ideas to design different drills which mimic real-game scenarios. I really enjoyed his training and gained both knowledge and skills through his training.

Coach Afom was able to give my son the best workout that he has had in a long time. He was able to identify my son's strengths and weaknesses through awesome drills that tested his abilities. My son had a recent blow to his soccer playing confidence, and Coach Afom's reassuring voice gave him back the confidence that he was missing. This was the greatest gift of all!

Coach was top notch. He trained my boys (ages 12 and 14) in sub-freezing weather over holidays and the pace, sequence and approach was great. Coach was really open to our input on priorities and tailored session to really focus on them with effective drills and the right amount of feedback as they played. Note that both players play at top level and the session was appropriately challenging, sophisticated, and rigorous. Everything had a purpose – and coach combined that with great enthusiasm. THANKS!
Coach Afom was one of the best coaches we have encountered both in execution and demeanor. He truly cares about his players and the boys really looked up to him. We saw Jack and the team progress so much over the course of the year.
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