Donald G., Columbia, MD Soccer Coach

Donald G.

N.G. Soccer Academy



Passionate to give back to help players reach their maximum potential and goals in life; not only making you a good soccer player but a good citizen, family member, and worker. View all coaching experience

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  • Presbyterian College (SC)

  • 5 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, Forward, Defense

  • Shooting, Passing, One-on-Ones, One-Touch, First Touch, Dribbling, Crossing, Agility


  • Presbyterian College (SC)

  • 5 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, Forward, Defense

  • Shooting, Passing, One-on-Ones, One-Touch, First Touch, Dribbling, Crossing, Agility

More About Coach Donald

I have experience with soccer playing for almost 20 years, playing one year at Limestone College and three at Presbyterian College. I have one year of coaching experience at Erskine where the program went 12-6-2 finishing first place in the Conference Carolinas. I also coached atLakeland Torros, a local academy club in Greenwood, South Carolina. I previously head the position at MSJ where I coached for a couple seasons. Then I coached at Long Reach High School assisting the Varsity Girls program. I am not currently in my second year at Glen Burnie High School as the Varsity Boys coach. I am in the process of fufilling my long term career goal coaching and influencing my players to become better soccer players as well as better citizens for the future. I invite you to review my attached resume which will show you that I am a capable and professional individual who is able to perform to the highest standards in areas such as communication skills, hard work ethic, and strong character values. The foundation of my achievements to date lies in my ability to organize my time effectively, prioritize tasks, and use my initiative to come up with solutions to problems.

I am available for an interview at any time, and should you require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact me. In the meantime I thank you sincerely for taking the time to read my application, and I very much look forward to an opportunity to speak to you in more detail regarding this position.

Yours sincerely,
Donald Gibson

1 Year limestone College
3 year at Presbyterian College (All Academic team)
Bethesda United 2006-2008 Nationals 2006 and 2006 State 2008
ODP 1998-2002 Region 1 Champions
Northern Virginia Royals 2007-2010
USL Nationals 2008-2009
USL U20 All tournament team
Evergreen Diplomats 2015 Spring Season

A client will work on explosive plyometric movement on a consistent basis to work on balance, and muscle memory control. We will work on technical drills that work on dribbling, passing, and shooting, first touch, and control. In the best control, a player will have the best game simulated training and fitness.

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Coach Donald make my son and I feel comfortable in just two sessions. My son requested if he can spend more time training with the coach. So, we’ll definitely extend our sessions. Coach Donald communicates timely and is flexible. Most of all the student that he’s training gives him a big thumbs up!

So my son is very introverted but he loves this coach. He is excited about getting better at the sport he loves

Our first session with Coach Donald was exactly what my son needed. Looking forward to more sessions!

Coach Donald’s was nice and professional. I like his coaching style. He even made my 10 year daughter who is very shy comfortable to train with him. He was giving her the skills to be able to think while playing. I really do appreciate his efforts. We are looking forward to our next sessions!

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Coach Donald impressed me right from the time we met. His friendly greeting immediately put my grandson (who was a little nervous) at ease and that set the tone for a very good first training session. We are looking forward to our next meeting.

Coach Gibson is amazing! Very knowledgeable and engaging with my 11 year old son who is a first time player. Highly recommend!

My son felt very comfortable with Coach Donald. He appreciated the intensity of the session. He is working on the "homework" given and is eager for upcoming sessions.

Coach Donald is an extremely knowledgeable, patient, and punctual coach with great communication and feedback. Made my daughter which deals with anxiety feel at ease immediately. She’s enjoyed each session and looks forward to the next.

Coach has done a great job demonstrating and explaining to our son the fundamentals of ball control, passing, and kicking. His hour sessions are full of drills that have definitely improved our son’s skill set.

Coach Donald, helped improve my shooting skills. He is very easy to talk to and very knowledgeable about soccer and training. (Review from my 14yr old)

Coach Donald is a wonderful coach. He is attentive to detail and a great communicator. He has helped my son not only with soccer skills but also with to improve his confidence. (Parent Review)

Coach Donald did a great job with my son this summer. His footwork, speed, and striking all has improved.

Great coaching session. Highly recommended!

We had our first lesson with Coach Gibson. He was great! Punctual, considerate, understood my son’s predicament and coached him accordingly. Looking forward to more sessions.

Donald is a caring and adaptive coach. My son, 7, has special needs and Donald and his assistant has been great in tailoring the private lessons. They are patient and take time to explain and demonstrate multiple times the techniques needed for soccer and also make fun games to learn skills. They are also patient and supportive when my son gets frustrated and help to change the lesson to keep my 7 year old engaged.

Very knowledgeable and helpful. My daughter likes him a lot and can not wait for more sessions

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Coach Donald is very kind and very helpful in improving my skills. His techniques are really good.

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We've had one session with Coach Donald so far. It is clear that Coach Donald has a great knowledge and passion for the game of soccer, as it was evident in his coaching of my son. We look forward to working with Coach Donald, again.

Coach Donald was a great coach. He really helped me improve my game.

Coach Gibson’s professionalism and soccer expertise is immediate observable during his session one interaction with the trainee. My 14 year old is preparing to tryout out for her school’s JV soccer team in August. There are fundamental techniques she needs to improve on and an understanding of the center midfielder position she still needs to learn. Coach Gibson’s approached the first session with a clear methodology to addressing these key areas and others he considered to be essential to her level of comfort with decision making. Our daughter felt very confident in Coach Gibson’s evaluation of her skill-set and advise to improve her performance on the field in as a better athlete!

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Coach Donald is great. He's great with the kids, he's great with the parents. He really knows how to build skills and confidence in the players. My son has vastly improved after just a few sessions. He has his confidence back and his foot skills are amazing. I'm so glad we found Coach Donald!

I am thoroughly pleased with the first session my son had with Coach Donald. He assessed my son via various drills and then communicated a plan to improve my son's skill set. The drills and teaching seemed adequate for my son's playing level. Thanks.

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Coach Donald is AWESOME!

We initially did 3 sessions with our son and saw a significant improvement. Especially in his confidence. We immediately signed on for another larger batch of lessons.

He has a way with kids such that he can pull the necessary information out of a child to ensure that he guides them properly. He has asked my son some questions that I would've thought he already knew. My son is the typical 8yr old.

Each week he would ask how his games went and what we thought needed improvement. Feedback from his team coach and myself would help guide the direction to fine tune his skills.

We have been extremely happy with Coach Donald and we are actually about to line up some more lessons to complete the season.

We highly recommend Coach Donald!!!

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Coach Donald is an excellent coach that is currently helping me reach my full abilities as an athlete

Excellent coach. Highly recommended!

Donald was great. He worked well with my son and I’d recommend him to anyone looking.

On time, and wonderful for my son! Caden is doing his homework and I'm appreciative of Coach
Donald's attention and concern for my son.

Great coach

Great coach! Very supportive and clearly knows how to coach young athletes! My son has benefitted a lot from coach Donald’s skills, training, and advice.

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He was excellent! My daughter really liked having practices with him and I could see improvement after only a few times.

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Connected well with my son. Worked 1-on-1 drills. Only issue was we were an hour apart so too difficult to connect with any defined frequency.

Coach Donald is an excellent coach. He understands the game and knows how to relate to his students. My son looks forward to his coaching sessions and Coach Donald tailors the sessions to my son's specific needs. Even after just a few sessions, I can already see an improvement in my son's performance on the field. My son is becoming a more confident player and is using the techniques that Coach Donald is teaching him to develop his skills as a player.

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Coach Donald has been great with our son. We are seeing steady improvement, and are very satisfied with his training.

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Coach Donald is an awesome and supportive coach! My son played recreational league U4 and U5 soccer in AA County and took an almost 3-year break before starting in a very competitive league. We were initially disappointed with our son—who had just turned 8–being placed on a hybrid U8 to U10 league with children who obviously had much more experience and training. My son’s confidence level was immediately blown. However, I did some research and found Coach Donald on CoachUp; I was a little reluctant to search for a coach online, but thank God I did. After attending one private lesson with Coach Donald, in addition to one of his soccer clinics at Perfect Performance, I have seen a huge difference in not only my son’s dribbling, passing, and shooting skills, but most importantly his self confidence on the field. I’m excited to see how much my son improves and how far he excels while continuing to work with Coach Donald. If your child needs to hone their foundational soccer skills, I would definitely recommend training with Coach Donald.

Coach Donald gave me good feedback and technical instruction and also instructed me and pushed me to improve on my fitness.

Thank you Coach Donald for showing my daughter great soccer skills and instilling a sense of confidence in her! I could tell the difference in the skills acquired after her first session. She was so excited to go home and practice what you showed her in the backyard and inside the house when it got dark! You were great at applauding her when she performed the skills well and also stopping her to teach/coach her when she seemed to struggle! She’s vey excited and feels confident in her upcoming soccer tryouts! Thanks again and we plan to come throughout the year for sessions in preparation for high school and beyond! Higgins Family

My daughter immediately felt at ease with Coach Donald. I appreciate him developing a training session that was geared towards developing key areas of soccer mechanics and overall fitness

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Coach Donald has been a great to train with. His sessions have been well planned to work on specific areas of need and he has really helped my son to develop a better understanding of his position and how to play it better-- both technically and tactically. Looking forward to the next session!

Coach Donald is a great coach and wastes no time getting right to challenging the player to determine what areas are most important for technical development. After two sessions, my daughter feels very comfortable with Coach Donald. The drills he has used so far have really pushed her out of her comfort zone. We are looking forward to our future sessions and plan on using Coach Donald regularly throughout the Fall season to supplement her HS Varsity and Club training.

So happy to have found Donald as an individual coach for our 13 year-old son. He did a great evaluation, and was able to quickly focus on the areas that needed improvement. We would absolutely recommend Donald.

Patient and understands and knows the game. He would be Excellent choice for you or your child. My child is definitely a better player! He's ready for High School tryouts!

My son and I did not have much experience with soccer. However, Coach Donald helped my son feel very comfortable, made session interesting such that, I seem him practice 5 days a week going through each of the moves. We are looking forward for our next session and more.

I highly recommend Coach Donald as an individual coach. His instruction includes skills fundamentals, position coaching, game awareness and agility work. After only a couple sessions my 10 year old son is showing noticeable improvement. We will continue working with Coach Donald.

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Coach Donald went out of his way to meet with my son and get a good training in! Although we have just started, it has been a pleasure to work with him so far! Looking forward to future trainings!

My 11 year old daughter had a great training session with Donald working on foot/ball skills. She enjoyed the workout and is looking forward to the next session.

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I've deliberately waited until a few sessions were completed before writing my review. Coach Donald applies his own experiences and independent self development as a coach to those he instructs. His initial assessment of our son exhibited a true focus on shoring up basic skills where needed before working to integrate more advanced techniques. Additionally, Coach Donald is very personable and communicates well regarding player skill development and session scheduling. He is fast becoming a coach and mentor for our son. We have long-term plans to continue our sessions with Coach Donald and highly recommend others seek him out as well.

My daughter learned so much after one session. She loved working with him & is looking forward to her next training!

Coach Donald is a great coach. I would recommend him to anyone!

Coach Donald is a great coach.. he has patience and is always willing to help. He knows soccer very well.

I trained for a day with Coach Donald. I was really pleased with how the first session, even though I expected more of a drill, was more like an evaluation. He was very patient with both me and my brother, and trained both of us with the same skills. My brother is much younger than me, however the exercises were adjusted to suit him as well as to suit me. My little brother even got a new soccer ball on the first day - he was very happy with this coach and wants to come back. We try to practice every day with some new exercises that we learned from Coach Donald. I can't wait to have another session.

Excellent one-on-one coaching。 My 8 year old son will sign up another 5 sessions with him again.

Coach Donald is a great coach. My daughter feels very comfortable working with him!

My son thought Coach Donald was nice and encouraging. The coach was honest in his evaluation of my son and my son felt as though the coach had high expectations for him. The coach gave homework and suggested a training tool to help with soccer skills. I am looking forward to seeing my son's progression under Coach Donald's guidance! He can't wait for his next session with Coach Donald.

Coach Donald has been great with my son. He is patient and encouraging. During the first session he evaluated my son and asked what our goals are, based on that information he has come up with training that my son finds challenging and helpful.

Coach Donald has been professional and accommodating. Definitely recommend him if you are looking for lessons for your child to improve skills and technique. He has taught my son correct technique and given him pointers on what to improve - and Coach Donald is friendly and approachable. My son felt at ease with him right away.

Coach Donald is a great coach. He is patient, professional and always accommodating. I can see my son's improvement in games after 3 sessions. My 13 year old son will sign up another 5 sessions with him again.

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Coach Donald is an excellent soccer coach/personal trainer. He is very professional, knowledgeable about the soccer game and possesses the soccer skills to teach. Coach Donald was able to asses my daughter on the first training session, and determine the areas where she needed improvements. He is very flexible with the training schedule. His training methods have allowed my daughter to improve her foot skills, ball control, kicking and techniques in other areas. His training plan and methods have been instrumental in my daughter making her high school team. I highly recommend Coach Donald as a soccer training coach/personal training.

We've worked with Coach Donald now for 3 sessions and he's been everything we could imagine and more! He is professional, courteous, kind, approachable, kid-friendly and very knowledgeable! He never raises his voice or takes a tone with my son, established respect, rapport and friendship yet also pushes him to his potential. His exercises are diversified, varied and always targeted! I am excited about my son's potential and self improvement in the long run with Coach Donald! Finally and MOST importantly, my son LOVES Coach Donald, looks forward to every session and practices at home enthusiastically because Coach has inspired him!

Excellent one-on-one coaching! Our daughter says she loves training with Coach Donald!

Coach Donald has quickly accessed my sons abilities and challenges. He also understands his goals and has tailored the workouts to meet these specific needs and objectives. He has challenged him to prepare for each session which is crucial for the continued development of my sons abilities in soccer. Both my son and I have been very pleased with the progress my son is making due to Coach Donald's training.

Thank you. Will be ready Tuesday.

In my many years of training with Donald Gibson, his passion for soccer shows with his meticulous approach to coaching and training. He has the ability to create sessions tailored to an aspiring players' need that will take that player to the next level. His vast knowledge of the sport of soccer truly sets him apart.
Coach Donald is a great coach who is very hands on with all his players. He uses his knowledge from playing and coaching at the collegiate and professional level to help build a program to best suite each individual player.
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