Eric E., San Jose, CA Soccer Coach

Eric E.

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Passionate in understanding your player and learning strengths and weaknesses Will be leaving the USA Mid-June until late November Please @strive__more for training View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
  • Whitworth University (WA)

  • 11 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Defense, Forward, Midfield

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


  • Whitworth University (WA)

  • 11 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Defense, Forward, Midfield

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

More About Coach Eric

Please take a look at @strive__more, and send a message for info. Also available for online coaching on coachup :)
I have coached many ages from 5 years all the way up to 45 years of age. I have been private training players full time since 2011 when I was 15. I have extensive knowledge having coached/taken education in four different countries. In Nicaragua, USA, South Africa, and in Germany. I was a coach for Santa Clara sporting u11 and u12 boys. I worked for a nonprofit called 90Plus Project in Spokane, WA where I organized lots of free soccer clinics for under privileged kids and teens aged 5-16. And have been a personal trainer for about 9 years. I double majored in Community Health and Psychology so I seek to understand the motivational aspects of players that I work with, along with having knowledge to help aid imbalances and strengthen muscles. I have taken a CSCS certified strength and conditioning professional exam to become a certified personal trainer for athletes. I am a certified strength and conditioning specialist as of May 7, 2021. I have a CPR/AED/FIRST AID certification from the Red Cross. I speak English and Spanish fluently and am decent in German and Portuguese. DM Instagram or TikTok @Strive__More

Please take a look at @strive__more, and send a message for info. Also available for online coaching on coachup :)
In my youth I played for Santa Clara sporting age groups 96, 95, and 94. I have participated in nine California north state cup finals and have won 5 of them. I was a participant in Dallas cup in Dallas Texas, in four regional tournaments, and one national tournament where my team Santa Clara Sporting 95b placed third in 2014. My team was very successful as we were ranked 1st in the country in the years 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2013. My pinnacle in club was winning the college surf cup in 2013 with over 1,000 viewers in the final. In high school at Archbishop Mitty, we won 3 WCAL tournament titles, two WCAL titles, one CCS championship, and in 2013 were ranked as high as seventh in the country. Individually, I was a two time second-team all WCAL, one time first team all WCAL, midfielder of the year, and on the first team of the San Jose Mercury news in 2014. In college I went to Whitworth university a Division III college that competed at a very high-level. There we won 3x NWC conference championships, were ranked as high as a third in the nation in 2016, broke the record for fewest goals against in 2015, made it all the way to the round of 16 in the NCAA championship in 2014, and my senior class broke the school record for highest win percentage in 2018. Individually I was given the accolades for second team all NWC twice, first team all NWC once, regional team of the year once, and was captain of two of my four years there. On most teams that I have played on I have been the captain. At Santa Clara sporting, at Archbishop Mitty high school, at Whitworth University, and my time in Europe as well. After graduating I played for three months in Real Union de Irun In Spain, winning a pre season tournament, before transferring to Fca 04 Darmstadt in Germany. In Darmstadt, our team won 17 games in a row and were first in the league until they gave us the league championship and promotion due to covid. I was the captain, and had the most assists on the team with 10 and 3rd most goals with 7. Most recently I was on trial in Germany Regionalliga (4th division), had pre season in Costa Rica in Linafa (3rd division), and was training with a professional team for a month (3rd division NISA). Now with Niendorfer TSV in Oberliga Hamburg
DM Instagram or TikTok @Strive__More

Please take a look at @strive__more, and send a message for info. Also available for online coaching on coachup :)
In general, every session is very well planned, extremely detailed, and the correct intensity and volume for the training goals. I am a very calm and collected personality so I also ensure the training is fun and challenging. My training is different for every individual. As everyone is different and have different strengths and weakness that we either need to lean into or strengthen. The first session, and any video that is sent to me will give me necessary information to study the athlete and understand the position goals, athletic expectations, and general soccer IQ aspects that can be worked on.
For me, I am a fan of total football which has become extremely popular in world football the last few decades. So, in training for myself I make myself able to completely dominate the ball with control, passing, dribbling and shooting. I make sure each of my players has a very strong basis in the football basics. And when there are deficiencies in athleticism or strength I see to correct/improve those. I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist as of May 2021. CSCS from NSCA.
However again, depending on the player it will be variable.
An example is with beginners or younger players, I focus on agility and coordination for neuromuscular improvement. Then on the football basics. And try to have a lot of laughs to positively reinforce the activities in soccer. For more experienced players, I take them through a session that is catered to their ability, and really pushes them with cardiovascular, high technical, and position specific training. I am still very active as a player, and can be a great person to compete with in order to gain the extra edge. With high level players, the trainings get very very intense and I demand a very high standard.
Every session is one hour and a few minutes. I ask players to come 10-15 minutes early to begin warming up and then I take them on a more dynamic warm up to prepare the session.
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Coach Eric is amazing coach. He has a very detailed training plan for my kid and keeps following up his progress. A lot of great suggestions he offered to us. Highly recommended!

Coach Eric came to practice on time and was very well prepared. My 9 year old son really enjoyed the training session. I felt it was well paced and challenging workout. Started with warm ups, then focused on dribbling and ball control. My son enjoyed it and got good tips to improve his game.

Eric has been a phenomenal coach for my son who is in middle school. He helped him not just improve his technique and stamina but also start to think about strategy and game play. In just a few sessions, I saw considerable improvement in my sons technique, foot work and general form. Coach Eric, thank you!

Coach Eric is a great -- super positive and patient with kids.

Coach Eric provides excellent training for our 9 year old daughter. We have been seeking specialized training to push our daughter's skills to the next level and we have found that with Coach Eric. We have tried many other training programs and coaches in the past and haven't been as successful. We are happy to have found Coach Eric. He is professional, patient and knowledgeable is his craft. He is also able to build rapport with our daughter very easily. He's able to break down complicated concepts in a way that she understands, which is not always the case with every coach. Highly recommend. 

Coach Eric was an incredibly thoughtful and helpful coach to my 6-year old son. He spent some time prior to the session talking to me about goals we had and what to focus on and then went above-and-beyond during the training session to ensure my son was having fun and learning at the same time. I also appreciated Eric's thoughtfulness in regards to my busy schedule. He had the cones and goals setup ahead of time and was easy to schedule with. A+ experience with him.

Coach Eric is great! Very motivating !He was always well prepared, early and ready to go. Filled the whole session with challenging and fun activities to focus on soccer skills and was amazing at keeping my son engaged! During the sessions, he tells my son how to do the drill, and he also joins in to assure him that he cares about his goals.I’m very satisfied and will schedule more sessions in the future. I highly recommend him.

My 10 year old son recently joined a soccer team for the first time and quickly fell in love with the sport. After only two sessions, Coach Eric has helped my son improve his skills and gained more confidence. I highly recommend coach Eric.

Coach Eric was a perfect fit for my 12 year old daughter who was looking to transition from rec to comp soccer. He was positive, effective, and professional. My daughter was excited to go, happy when she left, and her skills improved noticeably.

My 11-year old son had his first session with Eric last week. From the moment we began communicating, Eric was extremely professional and obviously knowledgeable about the types of training that would best support him. Eric worked intensely with my son for more than an hour, providing careful feedback and also lots of humor and positive encouragement. After the session, he sent along an extremely thorough training plan that included acknowledgment of my son's current strengths as well as a detailed plan for ways to improve his defending skills. He can't wait until his next session with Eric!

Eric is a true professional. He trained my two kids with great energy, attention to detail and patience. My kids fed from his positive energy and willingness to teach.

We thought we were early to the field but Coach Eric was already there and all set up. Eric went through drills to evaluate my child and adjusted/tailored the sessions depending how she was doing. Afterwards he sent us feedback and videos to work on, looking forward for her to continue practicing. I'm not a big user of social media but we checked out his Instagram before booking and you can really tell he is passionate about all things soccer and really wants to help players.

Coach Eric implemented a game plan for my daughter’s primary session. Communicated quickly and very well organized. Coach Eric also provided extremely helpful and specific feedback with valuable exercises to assist my daughter to work on her skills independently. I would definitely recommend Coach Eric as he is a positive valuable asset with beneficial trainings to assist your child/player to the next level.

Eric was great to work with! Very patient and was very knowledgeable about soccer. Also appreciated his positive attitude throughout the session!

Hi Eric, my son had an awesome game last weekend! His coach called him out for how well he played and he really seems to be getting the vision of the field and is able to make stuff happen! He even got an assist! He said to me "see mom, the extra sessions are paying off!
Eric was so great to work with. He is very knowledgable and great with players of all ages. We have 2 children, boy and girl, aged 8, and 10 respectively, whom he trained for a few months. They improved so much and had so much fun playing soccer. If you are looking for a well respected and competent coach, then definitely book sessions with Eric! He also has social media on Instagram and Tiktok with the name strive__more where he offers tons of free training. He wants to help players and it was evident while working with him.
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