Augie has been a coach, mentor and trainer these past three years to my 14 year-old son, Parker. Augie signed on with the Santa Monica Vikings three years ago as their offensive coordinator. Almost immediately, there was a noticeable improvement in Parker’s physical and mental game. Augie’s knowledge of the game allows him to recognize the imperceptible nuances in a player’s game and his patience enables him to mold those unrefined gifts into a tangible talent. This level of commitment and care is truly unique in the world of youth football and it is directly accountable for my son’s rise in the game.
Although, Augie’s dedication to and love for the game of football sets him apart from other youth football coaches, it is his gift as a motivator that truly elevates him to another level. Augie not only communicates with the kids in a way that demonstrates respect for their hard work and physical output, he refuses to accept lazy, disagreeable, petulant behavior, as he fully understands the infectious nature of negativity amongst the teenage culture. . I know full well that Augie has sacrificed a great amount of money by being incredibly principled in this particular belief. He has graciously trained hard-working and dedicated kids at no cost while gently turning away those that are able to pay for his highly sought-after services but are not committed to work hard.
As an invested parent, trying to advocate integrity, accountability, and humility in my teenage athlete, I can honestly say that Coach Augie has been an incredibly thoughtful and inspiring role model. In today’s overindulged culture of youth sports, he is a rare commodity, indeed.
Coach Augie's been working with my son Eli for a couple of years now. Having played in a high level college program and beyond, and now coaching at the collegiate level, coach Augie brings a wealth of knowledge and first hand experience to the training field in regards to what it takes to make it next level.
He quickly assesses what level an athlete is at, and makes it his goal to take you higher. He has made Eli better in so many ways...speed, footwork, hands, and just overall knowledge of the game. And equally important, he instills the value of what's between your ears. He never hesitates to stress the importance of academics, respect, and attitude, knowing that the combination of these, along with his push for athletic excellence will help achieve your goals.
If you bring the passion, and hard work he will capitalize on it and make your athlete better! You will never plateau with Coach Augie, he will always push you harder to find that next gear. The time invested with Coach has payed huge dividends with Eli. He comes highly recommended by me, and we will continue to work with him long into the future!
Augie has been working with my son, Blaze McKibbin, for 3 years now. Although I am a former professional athlete and a trainer for over 15 years, I trusted Augie's ability to make Blaze and many if his teammates , the best they could possibly be. He has made Blaze and all of his teammates, at least the ones who made the commitment, bigger , faster , and stronger.
By having Blaze train consistently with Augie, he inevitably had a huge advantage over other kids who didn't receive Augie's training.
Augie has the unique ability to demand respect. , push kids to their limit , motivate them, and get phenomenal results. Blaze draws on these skills Augie has taught him and uses them each and every time he competes.
Augie has had a huge impact on Blazes athletic careere. I recommend any parent who has a child that wants a step up on the competition to use Augie CONSISTANTLY. He demands excellence and kids are willing to push themselves farther with Augie as their coach/trainer .
Feel free to contact me with any question regarding Augie as a personal trainer/coach and as a model citizen that can point your child in the right direction.