David S., San Mateo, CA Soccer Coach

David S.



Just back from Hungary, Turkey and Romania visiting pro and youth academies. Trained at Celtic, Fulham and Arsenal. Cutting edge European drills for players of all ages. View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
Training Locations
  • California Polytechnic State University--San Luis Obispo (CA)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • California Polytechnic State University--San Luis Obispo (CA)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


More About Coach David

Fulham Youth Academy, London, England Coaching Conference 2013
Arsenal Women's Professional Coaching Observation 2013
DeAnza Force Youth, Girls 99, 00 01 2012-2014
Celtic United, Glasgow, Scotland International Coaching Convention 2013
Nor Cal Olympic Development Team tryout coach 2013
International Certification
CYSA licensed

California Polytechnic State University Men's NCAA Soccer Team, 1990-1992
San Jose Portuguese League - Semi Professional, 1986
Sunnyvale United CYSA, 1977-1986
Team Sigmaform, Dusseldorf, Germany, 1984

Speed, Agility and Quickness with Fiorentina Methodology
Technical Skills using Coerver footwork drills
High Touch Count using Celtic United warm up drills
Strengthening drills
Shooting Technique
Multi Skill Set Drills
Tactical Decision Making
Creating Space, Using Space, Playing into Space
Pattern Play
Small Sided Games

1 hour 1:1 Session Example: Warm up with over 1000 touches to the ball (10 minutes). Cone work and SAQ drills (15 minutes). Vitamins (small passes, volleys, chest, head)(10 minutes). Fast paced decision making drills involving pass and shoot (15 minutes). Shooting (5 minutes). Sprints (5 minutes).

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Client Reviews

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Coach David evaluates my son's strength and weaknesses and focuses on improving areas of weaknesses as well as teaching him new skills. My son loves training with him as he has so much fun during that hour. Coach David also plays alongside my son as well.

Coach David has been working with my daughters footwork , shooting , and first touches . He is very skilled with identifying weaknesses and strengths . He is engaging and has excellent soccer knowledge . I strongly recommend him as a soccer coach .

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Coach David did a wonderful job during my son's first session. He spent some very focused time evaluating him, and working on specific drills that were appropriate, all while having fun. We will definitely schedule more sessions!

Coach David had been great so far. He is giving my son good feedback with specific goals to work on. He is attentive and focused on improving my son's form. All done in a positive manner. We look forward to continuing our sessions with him.

Coach David is a great coach. He is not only the skilled coach, but also very friendly and good at working with young boy. My 9 years old boy likes him and enjoyed his training. Coach David organized the session very well, and my son never been bored. Thank you, Coach David.

After her first session my daughter is all charged up to work with coach David again. Not only was he able to assess her work level quickly and accurately, he has the skills to demonstrate everything. Also he was funny and engaging and very easy to talk to which made her comfortable and able to focus quickly. Definitely recommending David to the other girls in my daughter's club!

I've seen David grow as a coach over the years. His demeanor with young athletes is excellent as is his knowledge of the game. David has a talent for identifying skills that players need to improve upon, and uses his background in Human Development to set age appropriate expectations. David has coached several teams to league and tournament victories in the greater bay area. He is willing to demonstrate skills, make training fun, and offers positive feedback to all players when they are deserving. I've trained with David in Scotland and England with international coaches and saw first hand, the connection he was able to make with players he had never worked with prior. David Stanek is an asset to the soccer community and probably possesses some of the freshest technical knowledge coming out of Scotland and England right now.
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