Dan A., Brunswick, OH Soccer Coach

Dan A.



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Dynamic 75 minute sessions with US Natl C Licensed; former D1 College Varsity Captain; D1 HS Varsity Head Coach & HS State Champ fast tracking player development! Fun+Intense=Wow! View all coaching experience

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Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Dan. 75 minute session length

Session Length: 75 minutes

$85 1 session + one-time fee

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Trial-Short Session
In-Person Training for a single athlete

My experience is 75 min sessions maximize learning. But this short session saves a few $ :-). Also good for younger players - 9 and under.

Session Length: 1 hour

$75 1 session + one-time fee

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Dan. 75 minute session length

Session Length: 75 minutes

$245 3 sessions ($82/ea) + one-time fee

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Dan. 75 minute session length

Session Length: 75 minutes

$399 5 sessions ($80/ea) + one-time fee

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Dan. 75 minute session length

Session Length: 75 minutes

$790 10 sessions ($79/ea) + one-time fee

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Multi-Player Session
In-Person Training for up to 6 athletes

Invite teammates to join you to rapidly improve your ability to adapt to and master varied tactical situations in a multi-player training format.

Session Length: 75 minutes

$100 1 session + one-time fee

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3 Session Multi-Player Package
In-Person Training for up to 4 athletes

Train with teammates over multiple sessions to build understanding of small sided tactical situations!

Session Length: 75 minutes

$280 3 sessions ($93/ea) + one-time fee

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Match Video Analysis - 1st Person
Online Training for a single athlete

Upload your match video for a complete analysis including written recommendations for adjustments and areas of improvement.

Session Length: 1 hour

$60 1 session + one-time fee

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Match Video Analysis - 3rd Person
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Watch a recorded professional match together to review key components to learn from. Rewind key moments for review. This is especially beneficial for strikers and midfielders to learn the finer points of making penetrati... See More

Session Length: 2 hours

$80 1 session + one-time fee

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  • Miami University--Oxford (OH)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, 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


  • Miami University--Oxford (OH)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, 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 Dan

3 years Girls Varsity Coach at Lakewood High School including first year turnaround from a 5-12 record to a 12-5-2 record.
Coached U17 Boys Club Soccer programs over multiple seasons in Northeast Ohio to finalists in various tournaments. Multiple head coach and assistant coaching positions including North Olmsted and Brunswick.
Extensive experience training soccer techniques and tactical concepts for youth at multiple levels from young beginners to High School Varsity teams - both boys and girls.

2 Year starting center midfielder at North Olmsted H.S including State Championship and State Runner-up titles in Sr and Jr years. multiple all-district team selection. 4 year varsity member and 2 year starting center-mid at Miami University of Ohio including Sr year captain and Academic All-Ohio awards. USSF "C" license coach.

The best coaches meet players where they are as a person and athlete. My goal is to help a player reach their fullest potential- but that varies tremendously between players AND there is no "one right" way to bring that potential out.

There is a HUGE DIFFERENCE between good athletic training and elite athletic training. If you are going to invest time and $ into your or your child's athletic development, do it right.

We start with one or two specific areas of the game the player feels they want to improve upon immediately. 2-3 sessions like this in the first couple weeks will translate into immediate results on the pitch as well as build confidence. I also like to observe at least one match situation in the first few weeks as well. Armed with the observations made there and in training, I then incorporate other opportunities for rapid and difference-making improvement.

I admit to being a self-described "Technique-Freak". My impression of many coaching styles I've witnessed over the years is that they fall into one of two categories. A: Book-taught coaching which tends to emphasize technique well but is too boring for kids to learn from or B: Experience-based coaching that often times doesn't focus on technique strongly enough. I believe good training consistently reminds players of the finer points so they don't develop bad habits.. Ex: Practicing shooting 100 times is great, but if it's done the wrong way, it only reinforces bad habits! At the same time, training must be fun, challenging and engaging to encourage players to constantly improve not only with me but also on their own at home!

Players enjoy my sessions because they quickly learn finer points of the beautiful game that they can quickly apply in game situations to gain competitive advantage over their peers. I strongly emphasize domination of 1v1 situations. Offensive domination is fostered by teaching new moves that can be used in game situations. I'll be perfectly honest, my experience has shown that at least 25% of sessions need to be devoted to improving soccer foot skills. I can sugar coat it any way you want but that's the fact. On the ball foot skills apply to all positions at all levels in a game situation. Most players I see are lacking.

Defensive domination is developed by teaching situational recognition, positioning, leverage and finally, tackling. In the end, while soccer is so much fun, it is also highly competitive. Mastering techniques to dominate your competition both psychologically and physically while demonstrating good sportsmanship is the heart of a good training session! :-)

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We thoroughly enjoyed our session with Coach Dan! He immediately developed a friendly rapport with my son, yet still kept him focused on the lesson at hand. During the session Dan worked through several foot work and passing drills and broke them down for us so we could continue to work them on our own. After the lesson Dan provided us with meaningful written feedback which will enable us to continue to draw upon this lesson well into the future. From just one lesson it was very evident that Dan cares about developing his athletes and takes an interest in providing them skills to succeed. We are looking forward to continuing our training with Coach Dan!

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Coach Dan is fantastic. He does a great job of evaluating where your athlete is at and forming custom training sessions. He explains the “why” behind drills and cone work and how they apply to game time situations. He provides extensive feedback to help beyond your session. I highly recommend Coach Dan.

Great session for my 9 year old son. First thing my son said when it was over was "That was fun. I like Coach Dan". See you again soon Coach!

Coach Dan is the absolute best! My son is very timid at times and he has been able to connect with him and show him skills that he was not grasping before. My husband is VERY impressed with Coach Dan as well....that never happens! If you are looking for the best of the best Coach Dan is your man!!

Very Friendly and at the Same Time Very Professional.

We loved our coach Dan! My 7 year old came home so excited to have another session. Highly recommend!

Coach dan really gave me a great experience. He worked with me and found a pace that worked for me and drills that suited my needs. With someone who hasn’t had any formal training in the past I can say that coach dan was a ginormous help

I am a D2 college soccer player. So far I have had a game evaluation from coach Dan and one training session. The evaluation was spot on. It was the most thorough and honest evaluation of my entire game I have ever had. My training session with coach Dan was very productive. Coach Dan shaped the session around what I need as a player and asked questions to get an in depth understanding of where I am technically and physically. I would recommend coach Dan to anyone who is serious about improving their game.

My daughter had her first session with coach Dan. I was very impressed with level of professionalism and expertise from coach Dan. My daughter enjoyed her first session with coach Dan and we're looking to book more sessions with coach. Thank you. js

Coach Dan was able to teach my daughter new skills that helped her become more confident. He did this in one session. So glad I made the decision to have my daughter train with him before the last game of the season.

Coach Dan did a fantastic job with focusing on the specific things I came to him looking for help with. He very quickly was able to read me as a player and pinpoint my strengths an weaknesses. I felt like he was very committed to my growth as a player, especially in the post-practice emails he sent. As a college athlete, Coach Dan taught me things that past club coaches, high school and college coaches had not ever explained to me. Overall, my experience with Coach Dan was extremely helpful to me and I am excited to take some of the ideas he gave me and start to implement them in my games this upcoming season.

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Coach Dan is great at keeping a positive attitude with the athlete but also honest. He'll make you want to work hard and be a better player. Great drills to better your play while getting you in shape. Good knowledge of the game, and highly recommended.

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Coach Dan was an amazing coach! I could tell after our first session that I was going to learn a lot working with him. He has tremendously improved my ability to turn with the ball as well as manipulating it in tight area's. I highly recommend working with Coach Dan to any player who wants to improve and has a passion for the game!

Coach Dan is a true professional. He is very patient when working with you and provides all the tools you need to succeed. I plan on booking more sessions with him.

I was very impressed with Coach Dan. After just one session, I have no doubts that he helped our son improve his offensive and defensive skills. He provided a good blend of encouragement and specific suggestions on improvements. His knowledge, experience, and passion for soccer really came through.

Update - We are about 10 sessions in now, and Jonny is really progressing with Coach Dan. As Jonny develops goals for his training, we are customizing sessions while still focusing on the fundamentals. Dan has been very flexible to work with, and he goes the extra mile to support Jonny. If you are considering extra support, I suggest starting with a package to get a good feel for the sessions.

I felt coach Dan did a great job! He was excited about coaching me and he wanted me to become a better player. I think his drills are useful and well put together.

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I wish we would have found him months ago! We learned more in one session on improving specific skills than the past 2 years combined. He focused on my daughter the entire session. I can't wait to watch her progress with his help. I would strongly recommend anyone to tap into his expertise.

Coach Dan was incredible with our '08 daughter. He incorporated games into the training session which helped keep our daughter engaged while learning proper technique. He's an excellent teacher and I could see progress already in my daughters first game. Can't wait for our next lesson!

Great help and really knows what he's talking about. Definitely can coach players of all levels including MRL and Varsity. Really hoping to use him more in the future!!

Coach Dan was an extreme pleasure from the minute go!! He made my son feel very at ease and focused on everything we had discussed prior to the session, which was very important to my son. His focus my son's strengths and when giving guidance on how to improve his striking was awesome. Coach Dan made every effort to accommodate our tight schedule and dedicated his full attention throughout the entire session. His suggestions for improving Steven's skills were easy for him to understand and put to use. I cannot thank Coach Dan enough for building confidence in my son after one session and absolutely look forward to working with him again.

If you are looking for a coach who will not only help develop and sharpen skills at any level but also challenge and encourage you, Dan is a great choice. In addition to his qualifications he is a quality individual. Highly recommended.

he is a friendly coach that puts you where you need to be for the right drills, he walks you through the drills where you can fully understand them and influences you to do better through every drill

Dan has been working with both of my daughters, my oldest since she was a U13 and my youngest since U11. He was able to relate to my daughters effectively as they both learn very differently. They were able to take what they learned and apply it to game situations which I believe raised both of my daughters playing ability to the next level. We will continue to work with Dan as he has my utmost respect as a coach, player and person.
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