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Drew Russell, Cedar Rapids, IA Soccer Coach

Drew Russell

Soccer

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Recently retired Professional soccer player. #1 soccer CoachUp coach in the state of Iowa. Recently moved back to Cedar Rapids. Enjoy teaching kids how to play the game right. View all coaching experience

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Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Drew. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 minute

$45 1 session + one-time fee

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

2 session package with Coach Drew. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$400 10 sessions ($40/ea) + one-time fee

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

4 session package with Coach Drew. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$525 15 sessions ($35/ea) + one-time fee

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Group Package
In-Person Training for up to 6 athletes

Session Length: 1 hour

$180 1 session + one-time fee

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  • Yavapai College (AZ)

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Forward, Goalkeeper, Midfield, Defense

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

Credentials

  • Yavapai College (AZ)

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Forward, Goalkeeper, Midfield, Defense

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

More About Coach Drew

I have been coaching youth soccer for many years while playing as a professional. I love the game of soccer and hope to instill that love and passion for the game to players at all levels.

Currently, I am playing professional soccer with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL) and will be on the coaching staff for the Riverhounds Academy. While playing for the Charlotte Eagles (USL), I was a volunteer coach for an inner city club called the “Urban Eagles” – sponsored by the Charlotte Eagles organization. Additionally, I was invited to coach at the Davidson University Soccer Camp (D1) for 2 weeks - preparing players who want to play college soccer. I have also coached with the Chicago Fire (MLS) Academy, while I was playing PDL/reserve team; the Crossfire Academy in Seattle, while playing U-18; and the Heartland Soccer Club/ Cedar River Soccer Association in Iowa, my home state.

Additional Coaching Experience background:

• Charlotte Eagles (USL) – “Urban Eagles” youth team (ages 14-18) 2014
• Davidson University Soccer Camp (ages 8-17) 2014
• Panama City Beach Pirates (PDL) youth soccer camps (ages 5-17) 2012-13
• Mount Vernon High School Soccer Asst. Coach (varsity) 2011
• Chicago Fire Academy (MLS) youth camps (ages 5-10) 2010-11
• Crossfire Academy – youth teams (U-13/14 boys) 2009
• Vancouver Whitecaps Academy (MLS) camps (ages 5-12) 2008

(Youth)
*Crossfire Academy (Seattle, WA - U18) – ranked #1 Academy team in United States …
*Vancouver Whitecaps Residency Program (Vancouver, British Columbia,Canada - U16-18) …Considered one of the best residency programs in North America.
*1860 Munich and Karlruhe FC (Germany, Europe - U15) … “On trial” training/residency
*CRSA Club (Cedar Rapids, IA - U9-U14) –State Cup Champions

(College)
Yavapai College... Ranked #1 Junior College in soccer – 4th at Nationals

(Professional)
Signed with Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL) 2015
Signed with Charlotte Eagles (USL) 2014
Panama City Beach Pirates (PDL) 2012-13
Chicago Fire (PDL/Reserves) 2011

I love the game of soccer! I want my players to play with skill, but also play with passion!

A typical first session involves a very general scope of the player’s technical abilities looking at strengths, weaknesses, and general tendencies of play. From there we can go into more specific work to improve elements of the player’s game that is lacking and strengthen that which is already developed, as well as, reinforce tactical awareness of play. My goal is to maximize the potential of each player.

My sessions include a lot of technical work incorporated with speed and agility. I will focus on skills that develop the field player such as: dribbling, first touches, finishing, passing, juggling, and more… With goalkeepers, I will focus on: foot movement, agility, field awareness, communication, passing, and punting with accuracy. Additionally, I will reinforce the concept of 'vision on the field' and improve 'tactical awareness' at all levels of play. Finally, I will seek to develop the player's confidence and passion for the game of soccer.

We will work hard in training, but we will play hard too. And although soccer can be a very technical and tactical sport, it is ultimately meant to be fun … and played with passion!

Goals:
1.Set short term and long term goals for the player
2.Develop and strengthen the technical skills
3.Reinforce vision on the field and tactical awareness
4.Play with confidence and passion for the game

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Great first training session - my son was very impressed and really liked the coaching style. He can't wait for his next session.

Drew is an awesome coach. He took his time and was very patient. His drills are geared and bringing out the best practices in our son.

My son enjoyed his session and can't wait to go back. Coach Drew was very good with him, and seem to really enjoy coaching children.

Coach Drew was great to work with!! He challenged my son to work hard as he started with basic skills practice and was very patient with a 4.5 year old which isn't an easy task!! My son is really excited to continue working with him so we will definitely be scheduling additional sessions.

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Coach Drew is an excellent coach. He is doing a great job working with our daughter and her soccer skills are definitely improving. He has a plan for skill refinement and they work on that at each session. One on one coaching is the way to go for individualized attention and Coach Drew is top notch. He is professional, responsive and friendly. Our daughter is all smiles after working with Coach Drew. We highly recommend Coach Drew to anyone!

Drew is a great young man who loves the game of soccer. He is a very hard worker and excellent coach. It has been a real pleasure working with him.
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