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Candace C., Rockville, MD Soccer Coach

Candace C.

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Olympic Bronze Medalist / Retired Professional Player / Former CDN Youth National Team Technical Assistant View all coaching experience

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  1. 16778 Oakmont Ave, 16778 Oakmont Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD
  2. Rockville, MD
  3. Gaithersburg, MD

Coach is willing to travel up to 25 miles

Packages

Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Candace. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$95 1 session + one-time fee

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  • University of Notre Dame (IN)

  • 5 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Forward, Midfield, Defense

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

Credentials

  • University of Notre Dame (IN)

  • 5 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Forward, Midfield, Defense

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

More About Coach Candace

Hi, my name is Candace.
We will be a great match if you are a player who is passionate, excited and driven about always improving...and that's what its all about, continuous growth. Players who possess these qualities find the most success, no matter what level you play at.
The magic formula for an athlete? Passion, Enthusiasm and Growth Mindset. For a coach, add to that formula a deep knowledge of the game, experience around other great coaches and the ability to really connect with players.

Coaching Experience:
Currently I am a Technical Assistant with the Canadian Women's National Team u14 - u17.
I am also a Head Coach at a local club in the Maryland area.

Coaching Certifications:
NSCAA Advanced National Coaching Diploma (Soccer)
NASM Certified Personal Trainer (Strength & Conditioning)

Playing Experience:
Canadian Women's National Team 2000-2012
Women's Professional Soccer League 2009-2013

Education:
University of Notre Dame, Indiana

I love the game and have played at the highest levels possible for female players for over a decade. International and Professional.

CANADIAN WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM
• Olympic Summer Games
o London 2012; Olympic Bronze Medalist
o Beijing 2008

• FIFA Women’s World Cup
o Germany 2011
o China 2007

• CONCACAF Gold Cup
o 2010; Champions
o 2002, 2006

• Pan-Am Games
o 2011; Gold Medal
o 2007

Professional Experience
Women’s Professional Soccer League, USA
• Washington Spirit
o 2013

• Western New York Flash
o 2011 League Champions

• FC Gold Pride
o 2010 League Champions

• Boston Breakers
o 2009

Collegiate Experience
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, INDIANA
• 2004 NCAA National Champions
• All American
• Defensive Player of the Year (2 awards)
• Big East All Conference (4 awards

Session plans will be created following an initial assessment in which a player’s skill set and individual goals are established. During this session I will determine technical skill set level, assess functional movement and gain an understanding of their fundamental grasp of the game. Once I have a greater knowledge of the athlete’s current ability, mindset and background, we can create a specific training blueprint which will be our plan of attack.

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Client Reviews

I have a 13 year old daughter who plays on a DA team. After one session with Coach Candace it was clear she was excellent at assessing my daughters strengths and challenges, focused on technique, strength and proper form, and patient explaining all the drills. She is professional with a wonderful balance of pushing, encouraging and praising for work well done. She followed up with practical feedback that my daughter could use during practices and for next steps. Overall, my daughter really enjoyed her first session with Coach Candace and wants to continue with more. I highly recommend Coach Candace!

Coach Candace does a terrific job! We, like many, have experienced many types or soccer training and trainers -- in most cases the quality level of the training varies from good to fair. In the case of Coach Candace be prepared for an excellent detailed training experience that goes well beyond the typical session that one has likely experienced. Her level of accomplishment and years of experience playing/coaching at the highest levels of professional/national team soccer are on full display in her focused guidance, attention to detail and capacity to motivate while raising expectations. One might not think all this can be accomplished in one hour -- trust that it can. Our daughter thoroughly enjoyed the session. One word really does come to mind -- excellence.

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Coach Candace did an awesome job working with my 9 year old daughter. After her initial training session, my daughter said she was challenged and loved it. She is excited about future training sessions.

Coach Candace was great. My 12 year old daughter really enjoyed working with her.

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Candace did a great job working with our daughter, From the very first session Candace provided a positive environment for our daughter to her excel and was quick to identify her strengths and areas for development

Candace has been a great coach for our sometimes shy eleven year old daughter. She is calm and patient. Her approach effectively balances challenge and encouragement. She gives clear, accessible guidance. She has worked with us to identify skills to target and provides summary recommendations to work on at home after each session. We have seen our daughter's confidence grow after sessions with Candace.

Coach Candace runs a great session! She specifically designs a program for the individual based on position, areas of interest, and areas to improve. Each session is intense, and Coach Candace pushes you to give 100%, but she is also supportive, encouraging, and enthusiastic. I picked Coach Candace because of her resume and playing experience at a high level, and after a couple of sessions with her, it is clear that she is the complete package: great player and great coach. I would highly recommend Coach Candace!

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Coach Candace was awesome! She is patient and will work with you. After months of trying to schedule (because of our own schedule), we had success. My daughter arrived tired but by the end of the session, she was sweating and was feeling good about her time with the Coach! I would highly recommend Coach Candace!

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Coach Candace has done amazing things with my daughter in just a few sessions. Each time they work together, Coach Candace is able to identify even the most subtle of problems with body positioning and execution, and correct those problems resulting in huge chances in my daughter's game. Every session has been different and chock full of soccer points both big and small that my daughter can take with her in practice and in game situations. Coach Candace has high expectations, and she delivers extraordinary results.

Coach Candace was AMAZING for my daughter to work with. The 1:1 attention is something that you can't get from your regular soccer team coach. She had great advice on body positioning that my daughter really took to heart and used in her very next game. Candace was absolute perfect mix of encouragement and course correction. My daughter had a great time and really walked out of the session with skill improvement and a positive attitude. I cannot say enough good things about Candace! We will certainly be back!!!

Candace has done an excellent job helping my daughter coming back from ACL surgery gain confidence and sharpen skills after months of inability to play.

Coach Candace did a great job of finding out what my daughters needs were and jumping right in with some intense training. My daughter felt like she really got a lot out of that short time!!

My daughter had a great first session with Candace. She said she learned more in that one hour than she had in the past few months from others. Looking forward to the next one.

Candace is exactly what my son needs to continue to grow and excel! She immediately assessed his skill level and works with him to build skills as well as confidence. We couldn't be happier with her!

We hired Candace to coach our 9 year old daughter. She just started playing recreational soccer last season and we noticed that the skill levels of kids who have been playing for a couple of years already were considerably higher already. So she was keen to work on developing herself to be more competitive. Candace is the perfect fit for her. In just session Candace was able to get a good read on her personality strengths and work with her on improving her soccer skills. Importantly, Candace is calm, confident and patient with her. The combination works really well for a young player who is looking to build confidence and skills at the same time. We recommend Candace highly !

Candace is the best! She has worked very well with our son. He is physically, technically and mentally a much better player.

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Reading Coach Candace's resume is the reason I finally made the decision, after a year of contemplating, to use Coach Up. My daughters first session was great! Candace is professional, ready to work, fun, skilled, encouraging and a great teacher.

She systematically navigated my daughter through a skilled training session that challenged my daughter and provided us with a SPOT ON assessment. My daughter loved everything about the training session and loved working with Candace.

You know the saying - you get what you pay for - that is #truth
If you are looking for a TEACHER/COACH with people skills, who will get the best out of you or your child, who is encouraging, a professional skilled athlete and who can connect with you or your child, book with Candace.

We know our next steps and I look forward to Candace working with and helping my daughter reach her goals in soccer.

Coach Candace was great! From the onset, she was very professional, communicative and flexible. My son and I are very excited to be working with Candace and look forward to benefiting from her phenomenal experience.

Had our first coaching session with Candace and she was great. Our daughter took to her really well and we look forward to training with her.

I have been searching for a trainer that has played soccer at a high level to help my daughter improve her game. Candace is a true professional and very passionate. I am looking forward to additional sessions with Candace. Thanks again for working with my daughter and providing outstanding guidance.

Coach Candace helped my daughter immensely with simple to follow sequences to improve her shooting accuracy. She pushed my daughter to look for why she made a mistake, and how to improve the result. She improved not only the physical aspects of striking and manipulating the ball, but coach Candace also worked on the psychological aspects which are just as important. Thank you so much!

Candace has been great in preparing the HS student-athlete to take on college. She is super organized. I highly recommend her.

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Coach Candace is great. She's very responsive. Based on my observation from the sideline, the session was well run. She was engaging and fun. My daughter enjoyed her first session and she's already looking forward to the next session! Candace gave constructive feedback after the session. We highly recommend Coach Candace.

Coach Candace did an amazing job with my daughter. Coach Candace took time to talk to her about her experience and provided positive feedback throughout the session. Coach was quickly able to assess areas for improvement and started to address them as they continued their session. Not only did she do a great job with my daughter, but she relayed information to me multiple times during the session and asked me multiple questions about her style of play and performance to help push her more. Overall great job!

Coach Candace is exactly what my son needs to improve his skills. She is personable and after a few sessions my son is more confident and focused. He looks forward to each session, learning better dribbling and juggling skills and he is already applying them while he's playing.

If you are considering Candace as a coach/trainer, just do it! Candace's background/experience speaks for itself. But what I can attest to is her professional and encouraging demeanor and ability to immediately analyze and provide correction. In one hour, Candace was able to provide instruction/correction on 5 different aspects of my daughter's technique which had immediate impact on her play. In addition, Candace was able to immediately connect and hold a conversation with my daughter - totally priceless! My daughter plays at a very elite level and has had many, many private and small group trainers. Candace is the top! From a parent perspective, Candace is easy to coordinate with and is very responsive. We are fortunate to have found her! Thank you Candace!

Coach Candace is very knowledgeable where the fundamentals of soccer meet the rudimentary and advanced skills a player needs to be successful. She is also very charismatic, engaging, and fun for the youth player, while not allowing any slacking. Understanding the basics and foundation a youth player should have, evaluating their athleticism versus skill versus awareness/IQ and Coach Candace is able to design plans around those three things to train a player accordingly. Pleased with my sons experience. Coach Candace gave us a 60 minute evaluation session, making tasks progressively more difficult and providing feedback as to my sons level with his abilities, strengths and challenges.

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My daughter really enjoyed working with Coach Candace. She felt that Candace gave her some good pointers and would like to work with her again.

I booked Coach Candace to help my daughter work on 1v1 and pressuring. My daughter plays center back and Coach Candace has a very impressive background. She started with a good warm-up and said that she would assess and provide feedback on my daughter's skill level. She provided verbal and written feedback, new information, that my daughter had not heard before. Specifically, she instructed on how to effectively pressure in a 1v1 situation with a strong opponent, and she provided other defensive points for my daughter to practice. My daughter played both center back, midfield, and offense in her game the next day. It was a tough game. She used the pressure/contain method so the opponent could not shoot. She displayed confidence and she slid into the ball using her opposite foot. It was an interesting game in part because my daughter has never played all three positions in one game. Coach Candace asked for feedback on the game results and talked about seeing one of her games. Her level of professionalism is impressive. We will definitely continue to book sessions with her and highly recommend her to others who are searching for a good coach.

If you are considering Candace as a coach/trainer, just do it! Candace's background/experience speaks for itself. But what I can attest to is her professional and encouraging demeanor and ability to immediately analyze and provide correction. In one hour, Candace was able to provide instruction/correction on 5 different aspects of my daughter's technique which had immediate impact on her play. In addition, Candace was able to immediately connect and hold a conversation with my daughter - totally priceless! My daughter plays at a very elite level and has had many, many private and small group trainers. Candace is the top! From a parent perspective, Candace is easy to coordinate with and is very responsive. We are fortunate to have found her! Thank you Candace!
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