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David M., New York, NY Soccer Coach

David M.

Soccer

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Former professional player with National Coaching license and has coached for 30 years, #1 in 5 star reviews. I am a pro coach that can teach any level athlete. Tolls nt included. View all coaching experience

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Packages

Intro one session
In-Person Training for a single athlete

An intro to meet the athlete and see how the coach can work well with the athlete and advance the athlete's objectives.

Session Length: 2 hours

$120 1 session + one-time fee

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Two athlete training pair
In-Person Training for up to 2 athletes

Two athletes that can practice together for a group session. (You can add one or two more for an additional $50.)

Session Length: 2 hours

$150 1 session + one-time fee

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach David. 120 minute session length

Session Length: 2 hours

$350 3 sessions ($117/ea) + one-time fee

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach David. 120 minute session length

Session Length: 2 hours

$575 5 sessions ($115/ea) + one-time fee

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  • University of Oklahoma (OK)

  • 30 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 Oklahoma (OK)

  • 30 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 David

I am a former professional, have National Coaching license, coached for 30 years. Coached semi pro and college men, currently competitive Women's soccer coach, and College men's Coach. I can take ANYONE to the next level with their soccer game. Guaranteed! (Also, I am the only Superstar rated Coachup coach with over 40 FIVE STAR Client reviews!)

Former professional and National Amateur Cup winner... After a short professional career marred by injury, I began serious coaching endeavors. I have many many students who swear by me. I have developed ODP level soccer players for many years. I am VERY technical in my teaching. You WILL LEARN things that NO OTHER COACH will show you!! I have trained young men and women to many College scholarships. I trained John Crouch, the head of the Tulsa Soccer Academy. I coached JOE-MAX MOORE who represented the United States in World soccer as well as a player for Everton in the EPL. I am a former coach in the NY Magic soccer club. I coached Brooklyn College at a time, to the highest level in 20 years. I currently coach in college and an adult women's soccer team called NYC United in the NY Metropolitan league. I also coach a Men's College Soccer Team at Vaughn College in NY. Under my coaching they made it to their Conference Playoffs for the first time in their school's history.

All of my sessions are geared to the individual being trained, to reflect what they need, and what they aspire to improve upon.
I usually will work with a client for UP TO 2 hours. Unless asked for, I will teach the fitness aspect, but I will not work on it, because that is the part the student must do on his or her own. I concentrate on soccer skills and tactics. I give the student the right form for all types of techniques, and have them work on them in repetition. The game of soccer can not be mastered unless all the traps, kicks and other items of the game are understood and perfected.

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Client Reviews

Coach David provided a great one-off session for my seven year old son and his friends who have just started participating in a rec league with little formal coaching!

Coach David is a great coach! He has tremendous knowledge and experience of the game, which shows in his teaching. Although my son has been playing soccer for some time, after one session David was able to make technical adjustments to really improve his game and take him to the next level of play. Coach David is very personable and shows a great passion for helping his students to improve and enjoy the game.

Coach David was a great coach! He was very knowledgeable and patient with my son. Coach David is very passionate about soccer and he really knows his stuff. My son learned so many things during the first session and he can’t wait to meet up again! Definitely recommend coach David to anyone looking for a coach.

Coach David was excellent, his communication and lesson plan was direct and on point after a thorough analysis of the skill level. Looking forward to the next lessons. FC

Awesome coach

Coach David is amazing! After one session, my son didn’t want to leave him and continued to ask for him throughout the week. My husband even came back with great reviews!

He was able to get my son motivated and engaged in a sport that I was not sure he wanted to continue to pursue. Thanks for working with my son and looking forward to the next session.

Coach David trained with my 12 year old son who is not a beginner player. He quickly identified and pointed out the little things that he was doing wrong which led to big changes in his kicks, passes and dribbling technique. We are looking forward to many more sessions with the coach as there is much more where that came from. Thanks Coach!

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Great coach, great passion. Definitely recommend coach David

I am really excited to be working with coach David. In one session he sized up my abilities and the areas I need to work on. He made it fun to work hard and learn. I am looking forward to many more sessions with him.

My kids first session with coach David was much more than we expected we really enjoyed coach David's enthusiasm and unique way to connect with my boys. My kids really enjoyed their session with coach David and can't wait to see him again. They learned a lot in just one session he has a very detailed way of explaining every technique. Thank you coach David.

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Coach is great!

Coach David taught my kids (age 7 and 10) specific techniques to improve their technical skills immediately.

David is very talented and passionate about coaching. Had a great training session where I practiced and learned new skills. Highly recommended!

David was an excellent coach for my daughter. Thorough and knowledgeable, I am already looking to book the next session. Parents who are looking to add essential skills to their children's game should hire David immediately.

David is an excellent coach. My husband and I thank him for taking the time to illustrate and teach our son, Jakeeb valuable information that will help him to succeed in his soccer career. Jakeeb was very pleased. Usually, he is shy when he meets new people, but he adjusted very quickly with David and felt comfortable. According to Jakeeb, he felt like he knew him for a long time. He also stated he was very knowledgeable, experienced and he learned various moves and tricks in one day, which he actually used when he played at his game. Jakeeb also stated the one session was a great learning experience and he would recommend him without a doubt to other players. I pray that David will continue to work with Jakeeb and help him to accomplish his goal of being able to play professionally. Thank you. David is a blessing in disguise.

Cindy Williams (mom)

Coach David recently trained my 8 year old son. He was very prepared and did not waste any time with lecturing. He had a plan and stuck to it! It was great that he allowed me to interact in the training and show me how to help my son improve. He worked great with my son and showed patience and understood his limitations. We are very excited to book another session in the upcoming months!

I trained with coach David twice so far. Each time coach took his time and explained the drill. Worked on dribbling and defending and taught me some new techniques. I look forward to training more with coach David and would highly recommend him to others.
Steven

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The session was great. I look foward to booking more sessions and watching my son develop into a confident and great soccer player with Coach Davids help.

David is great ! My son like it .
Thank you !
I will reserve another session..

Our first session with coach David and I have seen more improvement with my son's skills than he demonstrated after a couple of summer soccer camps. We going to hire coach David again!

He was terrific. He gave us extra time at no extra cost. He worked on skills that my son needed to learn. We appreciate all that he did in just one session.

Coach David is a great coach, with extensive knowledge and great passion for the game of soccer.

Coach David is a phenomenal Coach. Great with kids. My son was excited and happy with all he has learned from the first session to advance his skills. He is looking forward to his 1:1 training sessions with Coach David!

Highly recommend coach David!!!
He's really good teaching soccer fundamentals.
It was a pleasure to work with Coach David.

It was a pleasure meeting Coach David. My daughter is 9 and was very uncomfortable at first but he continually showed patience and understanding while training her without making her feel pressured. He is very knowledgeable of soccer, has great qualities, and a great attitude! He also didn't rush and even went over his time which shows he truly loves the sport and teaching and that its not about money. I highly recommend Coach David and plan to use him again.

Coach David was excellent. My daughter absolutely loved learning from him. She was having a great time and showed so much confidence in herself. She came away from the session with many good training tips. She was so excited after our session was over,that she continued to play at home in the yard. I can not wait to see what happens as we continue to train
with coach David. I would highly recommend him.

It was a pleasure to train with Coach David. He definitely has a lot to offer hands down and is a great professional, as a player in his prime, no doubt, and coaching. Very grateful and pleased with the experience and I will be looking forward for future sessions. Have fun.

Coach David is great! We were looking for someone who could work with my 9 year old son, a soccer newbie, to help him catch up to friends who've been playing for several years. David and my son hit it off right away, and he's gotten the whole family involved in a really fun, engaging and personalized set of exercises and scrimmages. Besides being extremely skilled, he really watches and listens, and has a knack for keeping my easily-diverted son focused and interested. Highly recommended!

Had my first lesson today and it was amazing to say the least. Coach David introduced me to a variety of skills and was very enthusiastic and stayed positive even when I got extremely frustrated with myself. He's also very funny. Can't wait for my second lesson! Definitely recommend him.

David is a good coach, he explains everything slow and with a lot of details and examples. If you wanna be a talented player, Coach David has the knowledge to help you acomplish that goal!

After one session with coach David, I realize and saw how important is every little detail when you are doing any technique. I'm really grateful and thanks to coach David I have learned new things and had a great experience. I'm looking forward to my next session.

Coach David is great for the motivated athlete. My son has been working with him for almost a year. During that time he has become a technically dominant player. The gap between him and other teammates only increases over time. David focused on core skills and good form. Over this time, I have come to appreciate how much of a difference this ultimately makes in performance, confidence, and ultimately success on the field.

I am 27 and never had any formal training in soccer. I told David my situation and he was extremely accommodating. In just the first session I learned more about goal keeping than I have in the last 18 months playing intramural leagues. I was really impressed by David's knowledge and his drills. I felt instantly comfortable with him and plan to book him for a few more sessions.

Working with coach David has been a great experience,we have seen great improvements and confidence.
Coach David takes a very personal interest in his coaching and wants to see the athletes make their goals.
He also has the ability to encourage a player while developing them to be the best they can be.
My son always looks forward to the next session!

Coach David did a coaching session for my 11 year old son. It was my sons first private 1 on 1 and we didn't know what to expect. From the time he arrived all smiles to the time he left it was wonderful. His interaction with my son was great making us both feel comfortable and laugh. A professional always he didn't really know my son and said so at first. So he put him thru some basic tests to see where he was at. This is different than some coaches I have had recently who just take me to do drills and have no questions about my skill or what I want to develop. It showed he cared about what he would work on with my son. We will be doing more sessions (and I might even join-in). I also liked his High IQ. He knew what he was talking about...and why. We highly recommend Coach David.

My daughter had a great session with Coach David. She learned
more in that session than she had picked in years of travel team, premier
level and even ODP play. He was extremely knowledgeable, patient and skilled. I would highly recommend Coach David to help bring your athlete to the next level.

Meeting up with Coach David really gave me a sense of what soccer is about, many moves that I thought I was doing right were in fact wrong. Coach David is very technical and he kept on correcting and adjusting my form throughout the whole session making sure I get it right. Most importantly he knows how to engage you, I wanted to learn more and more as the session went on. All in all I learned a lot on the first session and I am definitely looking forward in working with Coach David!

Coach David's instruction was very clear and thorough, he created this supportive and relaxing environment and took time to correct my forms. I noticed immediate improvement in the very first session, and had a new understanding of how to "feel" soccer. Thanks David, will see you again soon!

Coach David made my son feel really comfortable. My son is extremely shy and coach David made him come out of his shell and feel confident about his soccer skills. After the first practice, my son couldn't wait for me to book the next session. I am really happy that he is so excited to really learn the game and practice more.

Great Experience! Coach David taught me a lot of essentials in one session. His patience and humor make the training sessions a challenging yet fun experience. I look forward to continuing my training.

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Coach David was excellent and exceeded my expectations for what I would get out a 2 hour private session. He helped correct my form through a comprehensive and tailored training curriculum. More importantly, he was able to communicate his instruction clearly in an interesting and engaging way.

I felt an immediate improvement during my session, and now have a wealth of new drills and concepts to take home and practice by myself.

I wholeheartedly recommend Coach David for anyone looking to improve by understanding fundamental techniques or by training specific skills. His passion for the game is infectious and his knowledge invaluable.

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Coach David is a very professional soccer coach but has a good sense of humor. He knows the key to improving my skills and he really helps. I have made some progress from his coaching. I always look forward to working with Coach David.

Coach David was awesome to say the least. He really takes time to show you the right way of doing things. He allows you to grow confidence in yourself and truly understand that everyone has a talent. Honestly wish I knew him earlier. Truly wants you to become the best you can be.

David is great with kids and knows how to pass the knowledge in a fun learning way. My kids learned a lot in just a few sessions.

Working with Coach David was a great experience and I look forward to working with him again in the future.

Unbelievable! Coach David is not only incredible positive, but knowledgeable about the fundamentals of the game. My son learned a great deal with just one lesson- in his words "David is always positive and teaches techniques that I have used during games".

Coach David did a great job and covered a lot of topics. My son enjoyed the training and he will do it again.

The session with Coach David was great. He knew so many technical nuances that my daughter had never been exposed to before. By the time we were done she had already improved her game. David also has a great demeanor. My daughter hit it off with him right away, and they interacted very well. Not only did she learn a lot, but she described the session as having been a lot of fun. I would strongly recommend him to anyone wanting to improve his or her game.

Coach David is an amazing all around athlete and person. I use to play soccer at an extremely elite level when I was younger, after not touching the ball for almost eight years Coach David had me doing things I've never even thought of. The first day I went with him to train I didn't have enough layers on and Coach David literally took the sweatshirt off his back and gave it to me to wear, along with an extra hat and sweatpants. If anyone is looking for a coach who wants to propel their game to the next level, look no further, this is a quality coach, mentor and person.

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Coach David is simply fantastic! He is very technical and can most certainly take anyone's game to the next level!!! I highly recommend him to anyone looking to significantly improve their abilities!!!

David is a great Coach!
Jonh

Coach David was excellent! We had a great thorough session. His enthusiasm for soccer was encouraging and his teaching techniques were the best individual instruction I've ever received. He is a very technical coach and was very patient as he drilled them into me. I can't wait to work with him again!

Coach David is a wonderful coach that has made my son, who is a beginner with absolutely no soccer experience, into someone that is showing much more skill with the ball in only a few sessions. Very knowledgeable, definitely would recommend.

Coach David is an extremely good coach to work with on fundamentals since he really does pay attention to the details and consistency. My daughter has been working on fine tuning ball control, movements with repetition and feedback for improvements. He has given us some drills to work on so my daughter can train outside of the sessions. Looking forward to more progress.

Coach David provided a very relaxed first training session for my 10 year old daughter. He clearly has a lot of experience and taught her things she had never realized. I learned as much from listening to Coach David as my daughter did. He gave each of the training balls a name and endowed them with a personality that supported the ideas and techniques he was teaching. My favorite anthropomorphic statement was "the ball never lies - it does exactly what your foot tells it to do". Coach David instantly can spot what is being done wrong and knows how to not only verbalize it, but can demonstrate exactly how it should be done, offering up tidbits of insight that may even contradict what you've heard other coaches teach.

Coach David is very nice. I like the way he accommodates me to fit in with my schedule. I definitely like that drills and skills that he has taught my son and would consider to schedule more sessions with him.

Coach David was great! He made the session really fun for my young son but at the same time taught him dribbling and shooting technics in just one session. He has a pure love and knowledge of the game and what it takes to get you to the next level and it's reflected in his sessions. I would highly recommend him!

After working with Coach David for 2 sessions I am able to see an improvement in my game. I started doing drills and exercises I have never done but were very important and beneficial. Coach David motivates me to do the drills during trying as well as on my own and reminds me to get them done. The devotion and knowledge that Coach David has made a big impact on me and I definitely recommend Coach to anyone (as long as they don't take up my time). I hope to continue working with Coach David to improve my game and skills. I think Coach David is a very experienced coach that can help improve anyones game at any level.

Thank you. My daughter had a great session with Coach David. She learned more in that session than she had picked in years of travel team, premier level and even ODP play.
From Niall O'Dwyer, Personal Assistant of Movie star Jack O'Connell (star of "Unbroken" by Angelina Jolie) Hi David, Hope you're well mate. Jack had his (Charity) game at STAMFORD BRIDGE today. They won and he scored a Volley!! [ Coach David coached Jack in doing Full side Volleys, and he scored a goal on one! :^) ] Many Thanks! Niall (for Jack) (Coach David was referred to Jack O'Connell through Coachup.com to coach VIP's)
Although I already have quite some experience with soccer, in the three months I spent in New York, Coach David was able to teach me some more techniques, on how to kick a ball very hard and even a little trick - that has to do with the pointers on a clock - on how to give a perfect pass.... And he taught me how to kick a hard shot with the ball right in front of me, not on the side. Especially for personal soccer development I would recommend taking a classes from this pro! - Linde Heppener 21 yrs Holland
Coach David is such a great coach! I started practicing with him 2 months ago and the strides I've made are amazing. Before, I could hardly juggle and pass the ball correctly, not to mention I was incapable of heading the ball and dribbling. Now I can! I did not expect to learn things in America about soccer, that I did not learn in France before. He taught me a lot of skills and tactics that I now use during the games. I would totally recommend David if you're looking for a nice coach to learn how to play good soccer fast.
It had been 10 years since I had played soccer and I was both nervous and intimidated. Coach David had me juggling, chipping and making cuts at my first practice as if no time had passed. With every practice and game I continue to learn and my skills as a player improve. I was lucky to have great coaches in my early soccer days, and I now add Coach David to that list of great coaches.
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